Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Statistics of Education 2011/2012

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the annual report "Statistics of Education" for the school year 2011/12. The report provides detailed information regarding the number of educational institutions, pupils/students, teaching and non-teaching personnel and expenditure, at each level of education. Data on Cypriot students studying abroad refer to the academic year 2010/2011.

The main data included in the report are:

(a) At all levels of education, there were 1.260 educational institutions, 177.488 pupils/students and 16.457 teachers, giving a pupil/teacher ratio of 10,8.

(b) Of the total number of pupils/students, 70,5% were enrolled in public schools and 29,5% in private schools.

(c) The enrolments of pupils/students by level of education were as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary 28.687, Primary 53.955, Secondary 62.740, Tertiary 31.772 and Special education 334.

(d) During the academic year 2010/2011, Cypriot students abroad totaled 19.199. Their distribution by level of education was as follows: Tertiary non-university 140 or 0,8%, Tertiary University Undergraduate 16.575 or 86,3%, Tertiary Postgraduate (Master’s) 1.961 or 10,2% and Doctoral (Ph.D) 523 or 2,7%.

The main fields of study were: Business and Administration 12,7%, Health 11,8%, Engineering and engineering trades with 8,8%, Social and behavioral sciences with 8,6%, Architecture and building with 7,7%, Arts with 7,3%, Law with 7,1%, Humanities with 7,0%, and Teacher training and Education science with 6,2%.

The 97,5% of the students were studying in countries which are members of the European Union and the rest 2,5% in countries which are not members of the European Union.

(e) Public expenditure in public and private education for year 2011 stood at €1.420,6 millions, for all levels. The current public cost per pupil/student in public schools by level of education was as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary €5.939, Primary €6.325, Secondary €9.385 and Tertiary €14.096.

The report is available free of charge in electronic form, on the website of the Statistical Service. The paper publication is available from the Government Printing Office at the price of €17.00 per copy.



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