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Chile
Overview of the education system (EAG 2021)
  • In Chile, men are more likely than women to pursue a vocational track. In 2019, 52% of upper secondary vocational graduates were men, compared to 55% on average across OECD countries.
  • In Chile, 37% of 25-34 year-old women had a tertiary qualification in 2017 compared to 30% of their male peers.
  • In 2018, Chile invested a total of USD 6 356 per student on primary to tertiary institutions compared to USD 10 454 on average across OECD countries. This represents 6.6% of GDP, compared to 4.9% on average across OECD countries.
  • In 2019, 80% of 3-5 year-olds were enrolled in early childhood education and care programmes and primary education in Chile, compared to 88% on average across OECD countries.
  • Statutory salaries of teachers with maximum qualifications at the top of their salary scales are 165% to 167% higher than those of teachers with the minimum qualifications at the start of their career at pre-primary (ISCED 02), primary and general lower and upper secondary levels in Chile compared to 86% - 91% on average.
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    Attainment

    The proportion of 25-64 year-olds who have attained a vocational upper secondary or post-secondary qualification is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (8.6 %, rank 30/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 25-34 year-olds who have attained a vocational degree at the upper secondary or post-secondary level is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (9.9 %, rank 30/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 55-64 year-olds who have attained a vocational degree at the upper secondary or post-secondary level is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5.5 %, rank 32/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The proportion of 25-34 year-olds who have attained a general degree at the upper secondary or post-secondary level is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (41.6 %, rank 4/40 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Attainment by gender

    Chile has one of the largest share of women among 25-34 year-olds with a vocational upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education. (50.9 %, rank 4/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Participation in education

    The percentage of students in public tertiary educational institutions is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (16.1 %, rank 42/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students in independent private tertiary educational institutions is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (70.6 %, rank 4/30 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Graduation expectancy

    In Chile, the percentage of today's young people expected to graduate from a doctoral or equivalent programme before the age of 35 ranks as one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.2 %, rank 29/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Chile has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to obtain a bachelor's or an equivalent degree before the age of 30. (26.1 %, rank 27/31 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of today's young people expected to obtain a master's or an equivalent degree before the age of 35 is one of the lowest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (6.6 %, rank 27/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Chile has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to obtain a master's or an equivalent degree before the age of 30. (6.2 %, rank 23/27 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Excluding mobile students, Chile has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to complete a doctoral or an equivalent education before the age of 30. (0.1 %, rank 26/26 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Graduation

    In Chile, the percentage of bachelor's or equivalent graduates in public institutions is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (16.9 %, rank 35/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of master's or equivalent graduates in public institutions is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (13.7 %, rank 34/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of long first degree master's graduates in public institutions is relatively low in Chile. (25.9 %, rank 22/22 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of doctorate graduates in public institutions is relatively low in Chile. (44.9 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of first-time short-cycle graduates is relatively high in Chile. (46.4 %, rank 2/26 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of first-time bachelor's graduates is relatively low in Chile. (51.5 %, rank 27/30 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of first-time master's graduates is relatively low in Chile. (2.1 %, rank 20/23 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Graduation by gender

    In Chile, the share of female doctoral graduates in the field of business, administration and law is relatively low. (27.5 %, rank 40/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of female tertiary graduates in the field of social sciences, journalism and information is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5.2 %, rank 43/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of female tertiary graduates in the field of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (6.9 %, rank 38/38 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of male tertiary graduates in the field of arts and humanities is relatively small. (3.4 %, rank 41/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of male tertiary graduates in the field of social sciences, journalism and information is relatively small. (3.5 %, rank 43/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of male tertiary graduates in the field of health and welfare is relatively high in Chile. (11.3 %, rank 4/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Graduation by age

    The average age of upper secondary graduates from vocational programmes in Chile is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data (17.8 Years, rank 35/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the average age of first-time tertiary graduates is relatively high. (26.8 Years, rank 5/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of first-time bachelor's graduates younger than 30 is relatively low. (77.5 %, rank 27/31 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of first-time master's graduates younger than 35 is relatively low. (59.1 %, rank 28/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Graduation by field of education

    The proportion of female tertiary graduates in the humanities and arts is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries. (2.9 %, rank 42/43 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of tertiary graduates in the field of arts and humanities is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (3.1 %, rank 43/44 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of tertiary graduates in the field of social sciences, journalism and information is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4.5 %, rank 44/44 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of tertiary graduates in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1.2 %, rank 44/44 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of tertiary graduates in the field of health and welfare is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (21.2 %, rank 4/44 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of doctoral graduates in the field of business, administration and law in Chile is relatively small. (3 %, rank 42/44 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of doctoral graduates in the field of Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics in Chile is relatively large. (40.5 %, rank 1/44 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of upper secondary vocational graduates in the field of business, aministration and law is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (28.5 %, rank 5/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of upper secondary vocational graduates in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (46.9 %, rank 5/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of upper secondary vocational graduates in the field of services is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4 %, rank 34/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Fields of education

    In Chile, the percentage of new entrants to tertiary education in the field of arts and humanities is relatively low. (4.2 %, rank 35/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of new entrants to tertiary education in the field of social sciences, journalism and information is relatively low. (4.1 %, rank 37/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of new entrants to tertiary education in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics is relatively low. (2.1 %, rank 37/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of female who enter tertiary education in the field of arts and humanities is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (51.4 %, rank 35/36 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of female who enter tertiary education in the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (12 %, rank 34/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of female who enter tertiary education in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (17.6 %, rank 35/36 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of arts and humanities among all national tertiary students in Chile is relatively low. (4.1 %, rank 33/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of social sciences, journalism and information among all national tertiary students in Chile is relatively low. (5 %, rank 34/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics among all national tertiary students in Chile is relatively low. (2 %, rank 33/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Student mobility

    Chile has a small share of international students graduate from tertiary programmes compared to other OECD countries and partner economies. (0.8 %, rank 28/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of international students entering tertiary education in Chile is relatively low. (1.5 %, rank 29/31 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The percentage of international students entering bachelor's programmes is relatively low. (1.1 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of international students entering short-cycle tertiary programmes is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (4.3 %, rank 33/36 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, international or foreign students from Latin America and the Caribbean are most represented among all international or foreign students, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (78.9 %, rank 4/75 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, international or foreign students from Asia are least represented among all international or foreign students, compared to other OECD and partner countries with available data. (0.6 %, rank 74/75 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of new international entrants in master's long first degree (LFD) programmes is relatively low. (0.7 %, rank 21/22 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of international graduates among bachelor's first-time graduates is relatively low. (0.6 %, rank 29/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of international graduates among first-time master's graduates is relatively low. (5.7 %, rank 25/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Student mobility by field of education

    The percentage of students enrolled in the field of arts and humanities among all international or foreign tertiary students in Chile is relatively low. (5.7 %, rank 32/33 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (0.4 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of arts and humanities is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (1.1 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of social sciences, journalism and information is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (1.2 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of business, administration and law is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (1.1 %, rank 31/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (2.3 %, rank 31/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of information and communication technologies is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (1.1 %, rank 32/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of engineering, manufacturing and construction is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (0.7 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of health and welfare is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (0.5 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of international and foreign students among all students in the field of services is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with avaialble data. (0.6 %, rank 30/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of international doctoral graduates in the field of business, administration and law is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (0 %, rank 30/33 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Adult participation in non-formal education

    In Chile, the proportion of adults employed in the public sector and participating in non-job-related non-formal education and training sponsored by the employer is relatively low. (0.4 %, rank 22/22 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Chile had one of the smallest share of adults employed in enterprises of over 249 persons and participating in non-job-related non-formal education and training not sponsored by the employer. (2.1 %, rank 29/31 , 2016) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student

    Annual expenditure per tertiary student is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (8813 USD Equivalent, rank 34/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per primary student is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (6425 USD Equivalent, rank 33/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per secondary student is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (6287 USD Equivalent, rank 33/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Annual expenditure per student on research and development in tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (416 USD Equivalent, rank 35/35 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student for core educational services on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education in Chile is comparatively low. (5935 USD Equivalent, rank 25/27 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student for core educational services on primary to tertiary education in Chile is comparatively low. (6575 USD Equivalent, rank 21/24 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Expenditure per student on research and development for primary to tertiary education in Chile is comparatively low. (121 USD Equivalent, rank 35/35 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the total expenditure on educational institutions per full-time equivalent student in primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education, is relatively low. (6356 USD Equivalent, rank 33/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the total expenditure per full-time equivalent student on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5972 USD Equivalent 2015, rank 33/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the total expenditure per full-time equivalent student on tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (8280 USD Equivalent 2015, rank 33/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Expenditure in education and national wealth

    In Chile, expenditure on primary through tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is one of the highest among OECD countries and partner economies. (6.6 %, rank 1/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, expenditure on tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is comparatively high. (2.4 %, rank 2/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, public and private expenditure on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of GDP is comparatively high. (4.2 %, rank 5/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, private expenditure on educational institutions as a percentage of GDP on primary to tertiary education from final source of funds is relatively high. (2.6 %, rank 1/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the private expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds on primary to post-secondary non-tertiary level is high . (1.2 %, rank 1/25 , 2018) Download Indicator

    From 2012 to 2018, the average annual growth in total expenditure on educational institutions at primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary level is relatively high in Chile. (4.5 %, rank 5/31 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The proportion of private expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds for primary to tertiary education is comparatively large in Chile. (2.3 %, rank 1/25 , 2018) Download Indicator

    From 2012 to 2018, the average annual growth in total expenditure on primary to tertiary education in Chile is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (3.5 %, rank 5/30 , 2018) Download Indicator

    At tertiary level, the public expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds is comparatively high in Chile. (1.3 %, rank 5/27 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The private expenditure as a percentage of GDP from initial source of funds on tertiary education is relatively high in Chile. (1.1 %, rank 1/26 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Public and private expenditure in education

    The share of private expenditure on all levels below tertiary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (28.6 %, rank 1/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Chile has one of the largest shares of private expenditure on primary through tertiary educational institutions among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (39.5 %, rank 1/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, total public expenditure on primary through tertiary educational institutions as a percentage of total public expenditure is comparatively high. (17.4 %, rank 1/41 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of public expenditure on educational institutions, for primary secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is comparatively small. (71.5 %, rank 37/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of public expenditure on educational institutions, for primary to tertiary education is comparatively small. (60.5 %, rank 37/37 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Total public expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure, for primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively high in Chile compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (12 %, rank 2/41 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the relative share of public expenditure from initial sources of funds on primary to post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (71.5 %, rank 26/26 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the relative share of private expenditure from initial sources of funds on primary to post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (28.6 %, rank 1/26 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the relative share of public expenditure from initial source of funds at primary to tertiary education is relatively low. (64.6 %, rank 25/25 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Compared to 2015, the share of total public expenditure from initial source of funds for primary to tertiary education is comparatively large in Chile. (120 Index, rank 2/36 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the relative share of private expenditure from initial source of funds for primary to tertiary education is relatively large. (35.4 %, rank 1/25 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the relative share of public expenditure from initial source of funds on tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (52.5 %, rank 24/26 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the relative share of private expenditure from initial source of funds on tertiary education is comparatively large. (47.5 %, rank 1/26 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Nature of expenditure

    The percentage of capital expenditure on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is relatively in Chile. (11.3 %, rank 5/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of current expenditure on primary, secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the smallest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (88.7 %, rank 30/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of capital expenditure on secondary education is relatively in Chile. (11.5 %, rank 5/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of capital expenditure on tertiary education is relatively in Chile. (2.4 %, rank 30/32 , 2018) Download Indicator

    The percentage of current expenditure on tertiary education is relatively in Chile. (97.6 %, rank 2/32 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Teachers

    The number of hours per year primary teachers spend teaching in public institutions is comparatively high in Chile. (1016 Hours, rank 2/32 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The number of hours per year lower secondary teachers spend teaching in public institutions is comparatively high in Chile. (1016 Hours, rank 3/32 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Who the teachers are

    The percentage of primary to upper secondary teachers younger than 30 is especially high. (17.8 %, rank 3/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of women among teaching staff in vocational upper secondary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (48.1 %, rank 26/30 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Teachers' salaries

    The change between 2005 and 2013 in statutory salaries for lower secondary teachers with 15 years of experience and minimum training is comparatively large in Chile. (135 Index, rank 2/25 , 2020) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, an upper secondary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (39 USD Equivalent, rank 24/28 , 2020) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a primary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (37 USD Equivalent, rank 25/28 , 2020) Download Indicator

    After 15 years of experience, a lower secondary teacher can expect to have one of the lowest salaries per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (37 USD Equivalent, rank 25/28 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salary of 25-64 year-old lower secondary teachers is one of the lowest per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (29818 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salary 25-64 year-old lower secondary teachers is one of the lowest per hour of net teaching time among OECD and partner countries with available data. (30358 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The salaries of 55-64 year-old general lower-secondary teachers relative to earnings for full-time, full-year similarly educated workers with tertiary education is high in Chile. (0.91 Ratio, rank 5/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 25-34 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Chile relatively compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (25206 USD Equivalent, rank 20/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 35-44 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Chile. (29345 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 45-54 year-old lower-secondary teachers is one of the lowest in Chile. (33287 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The change in statutory pre-primary teachers' salaries with 15 years of experience, based on most prevalent qualifications at different points in their careers is comparatively large in Chile. (135 Index, rank 4/20 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Teachers' salaries progression

    In lower secondary education, the salary ratio of teachers with maximum qualifications at the top of the salary scale to those with minimum training and starting salaries is comparatively high. (2.67 Ratio, rank 5/34 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Principals' salaries

    The average primary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest in Chile relatively compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (47388 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average lower secondary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (48381 USD Equivalent, rank 19/23 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average upper-secondary school heads' actual salary is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (52161 USD Equivalent, rank 18/22 , 2020) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the average actual salaries of 25-34 year-old lower-secondary school heads is relatively low compared to OECD and partner countries with available data. (36066 USD Equivalent, rank 15/17 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 35-44 year-old lower secondary school heads is one of the lowest in Chile. (42539 USD Equivalent, rank 18/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 45-54 year-old lower secondary school heads is one of the lowest in Chile. (47461 USD Equivalent, rank 18/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of 55-64 year-old lower secondary school heads is one of the lowest in Chile. (52075 USD Equivalent, rank 18/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of lower secondary men school heads aged 25 to 64 is one of the lowest in Chile. (47192 USD Equivalent, rank 18/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    The average actual salaries of lower secondary women school heads aged 25 to 64 is one of the lowest in Chile. (49343 USD Equivalent, rank 18/21 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Ratio of student to teaching staff

    The number of pupils per teacher in pre-primary schools is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (22.8 Ratio, rank 5/38 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The number of students per teacher in secondary schools is one of the largest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (19.7 Ratio, rank 5/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the number of students per teacher in general upper secondary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (19.6 Ratio, rank 3/33 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the vocational upper secondary level is especially high in Chile. (21.7 Ratio, rank 2/30 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The ratio of students to teaching staff at the lower secondary level in private institutions is especially high in Chile. (23.2 Ratio, rank 2/39 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the number of students per teacher in private upper secondary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (22 Ratio, rank 4/40 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the number of students per teacher in all private secondary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (22.4 Ratio, rank 1/36 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Organisation of the education system

    The number of grades that are part of compulsory lower secondary education is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (2 Years, rank 38/38 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Chile, total compulsory instruction time for lower secondary students is relatively short. (2131 Hours, rank 37/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the average compulsory instruction time, in hours per year, for lower secondary students is one of the longest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (1065 Hours, rank 5/37 , 2021) Download Indicator

    In Chile, total intended instruction time for lower secondary students is relatively short. (2131 Hours, rank 29/29 , 2021) Download Indicator

    Class size

    Classes in lower secondary public institutions are comparatively large in Chile. (29 Students, rank 4/34 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Classes in lower secondary private institutions are comparatively large in Chile. (31 Students, rank 2/32 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In government-dependent private institutions at primary education level, classes are relatively large in Chile. (34 Students, rank 1/19 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In independent private institutions at primary education level, classes are one of the largest in Chile among OECD and partner countries with available data. (25 Students, rank 3/20 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In government-dependent private institutions at lower secondary level, classes are one of the largest in Chile among OECD and partner countries with available data. (33 Students, rank 1/20 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In independent private institutions at lower secondary level, classes are one of the largest in Chile among OECD and partner countries with available data. (25 Students, rank 2/20 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Employment and educational attainment

    The employment rate among 25-64 year-olds with a master's or equivalent tertiary education degree is high compared to other OECD and partner countries. (93 %, rank 3/41 , 2020) Download Indicator

    Earnings and educational attainment

    The earnings of adults without an upper secondary education are relatively low compared to those of adults with an upper secondary or a post-secondary non-tertiary education. (69 Index, rank 33/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old adults with tertiary education and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is quite high. (241 Index, rank 2/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Compared with other OECD and partner countries, the proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old adults with a bachelor's or equivalent degree and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is high. (279 Index, rank 1/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The gap in average earnings between 25-64 year-old women with a bachelor's or equivalent degree and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is one of the highest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (265 Index, rank 1/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportional difference in earnings between 25-64 year-old men with a bachelor's or equivalent degree and those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is high. (296 Index, rank 1/34 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Earnings of 25-64 year-old full and part-time workers with tertiary education are comparatively high. (238 Index, rank 3/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Earnings, gender and educational attainment

    The proportion of male full-time earners among all earners aged 35 to 44 without upper secondary education is comparatively low. (39 %, rank 26/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of female full-time earners among all earners aged 35 to 44 without upper secondary education is comparatively low. (16.7 %, rank 25/27 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of female full-time earners among all earners aged 55 to 64 without upper secondary education is comparatively low. (14.5 %, rank 22/26 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of male full-time earners among all earners aged 35 to 44 with upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is comparatively low. (52.1 %, rank 28/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of female full-time earners among all earners aged 35 to 44 with upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education is comparatively low. (29.9 %, rank 25/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of male full-time earners among all earners aged 35 to 44 with tertiary education is comparatively low. (55.4 %, rank 28/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of female full-time earners among all earners aged 35 to 44 with tertiary education is comparatively low. (44.6 %, rank 24/28 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of male full-time earners among all earners aged 55 to 64 with tertiary education is comparatively low. (57.3 %, rank 23/27 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The earnings of men without an upper secondary education are relatively low compared to those of men with an upper secondary education. (68 Index, rank 34/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The earnings of women without an upper secondary education are relatively low compared to those of women with an upper secondary education. (72 Index, rank 33/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Earnings of women as a percentage of men's earnings (among 25-64 year-olds with tertiary education and income from employment) are one of the lowest among countries with available data. (67.8 %, rank 36/37 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Social outcomes

    In Chile, the proportion of adults who reported being interested in politics is low compared to other OECD and partner countries. (31.6 %, rank 26/28 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of adults without an upper secondary education who reported being interested in politics is low compared to other OECD and partner countries. (19.1 %, rank 23/25 , 2018) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the proportion of adults with an upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education who reported being interested in politics is low compared to other OECD and partner countries. (29.1 %, rank 24/28 , 2018) Download Indicator

    Participation in education by gender

    Excluding international students, Chile has one of the lowest percentages of men expected to enter master's programmes before turning 30. (3.8 %, rank 30/33 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Excluding international students, Chile has one of the lowest percentages of women expected to enter master's programmes before the age of 30. (6.1 %, rank 30/33 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of men (excluding international students) expected to enter master's programmes before the age of 25 is one of the smallest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (0.2 %, rank 27/30 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of women (excluding international students) expected to enter master's programmes before the age of 25 is one of the smallest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (0.1 %, rank 28/30 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Entrance

    In Chile, the average age of new entrants in master's long first degree (LFD) programmes is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (19.1 Years, rank 23/24 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the percentage of young people expected to enter into tertiary education before the age of 25 is relatively high. (72.1 %, rank 4/32 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of youth (excluding international students) expected to enter tertiary education before the age of 25 is comparatively high in Chile. (71.4 %, rank 1/29 , 2019) Download Indicator

    In Chile, the share of first-time entrants into master's or equivalent programmes before the age of 30 is relatively low. (46.3 %, rank 36/38 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The share of young people expected to enter master's programmes before the age of 30 is one of the lowest among OECD and partner countries with available data. (5.1 %, rank 36/38 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Excluding international students, Chile has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to enter master's programmes before turning 30. (5 %, rank 30/33 , 2019) Download Indicator

    Excluding international students, Chile has one of the lowest percentages of young people expected to enter master's programmes before turning 25. (0.2 %, rank 33/35 , 2019) Download Indicator

    The proportion of today's young people (excluding international students) expected to enter master's programmes before the age of 25 is one of the smallest among OECD countries and partner economies with available data. (0.1 %, rank 29/30 , 2019) Download Indicator


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    • One in five adults across the OECD has not attained upper secondary education.
    • In 2020, the unemployment rate of adults that had not completed upper secondary education was almost twice as high as those with higher qualifications, and 27% of these adults earn only at or below half the median on average across OECD countries.
    • In 2019, at least 10% of school-aged youth were not in school in about a quarter of OECD countries.
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    • In 2019, women made up 55% of new entrants to tertiary education on average. If current patterns continue, it is expected that 46% of young women will graduate with a tertiary degree for the first time before they turn 30, 15 percentage points more than men.
    • Women also earn on average about 76-78% of men’s salaries regardless of educational attainment, although the gender gap narrowed by 2 percentage points between 2013 and 2019.
    • Women are less likely than men to enter a STEM field of study, and the average share remained generally stable between 2013 and 2019.
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    • On average across countries, expenditure on educational institutions amounted to approximately USD 9 300 per student at pre-primary level; USD 10 500 at primary, secondary and post-secondary non tertiary level; and USD 17 100 at tertiary level.
    • The public sector funds 90% of total expenditure on primary and secondary institutions on average, often compulsory in most OECD countries, compared to 83% at pre-primary level and 66% at tertiary level.
    • In 2018, the OECD countries spent on average 4.9% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on primary to tertiary educational institutions.
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    • In 2019, less than 5% of pre-primary teachers were men, compared to 18% at primary level, 40% at upper secondary level and more than 50% at tertiary level on average.
    • Between 2005 and 2020, on average across OECD countries and economies with available data for all reference years, the statutory salaries of teachers with 15 years of experience and the most prevalent qualifications increased by 3% at primary level, 4% at lower secondary level (general programmes) and 2% at upper secondary level (general programmes).
    • In most countries, teachers above 50 years of age make up more than a third of the teaching force.
    • Attracting male teachers to the profession can be difficult: While the average actual salary of female teachers is equal to or higher than the average salary of other full-time, tertiary-educated women, primary and secondary male teachers earn between 76% and 85% of the average earnings of other full-time, tertiary-educated men.
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    • On average across OECD countries, 87% of children aged 3-5 are enrolled in education on average across OECD countries compared to 25% for children below the age of 3.
    • There are 15 children for every teacher at pre-primary level on average across OECD countries.
    • Half of children enrolled in early childhood development services and a two-thirds of pre-primary children attend public institutions on average across OECD countries
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    Note: These values should be interpreted with care since they are influenced by countries' specific contexts and trade-offs. In education, there is often no simple most- or least-efficient model. For instance, the share of private expenditure in education must be read against other measures designed to mitigate inequities, such as loans and grants; longer learning time is an opportunity to convey more and better content to students, but may hinder investments in other important areas. If you want further information on the nature of different variables, please take the time to read the analysis and contextual information, available at the website for each publication.
    All rankings for individual variables are compiled on the basis of OECD and G20 countries for which data are available. The OECD average includes only OECD countries which are listed here: http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/

    *TALIS averages are based on all countries participating in the TALIS survey, including partner countries and economies. This explains the difference between the OECD average and the TALIS averages. Data from the TALIS survey and Education at a Glance (EAG) may differ. See Annex E of the TALIS technical report and Annex 3 of EAG 2021 for more details about the data collections.

    B-S-J-Z (China) refers to the four PISA-participating provinces/municipalities of the People's Republic of China: Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

    For additional notes, please refer to annexes in the list of links below the introductory country profile text.