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Table C.4.04. OECD: Annual expenditure per student, by level of education and country: 2008

Country Pre-primary education (for children 3 years and older) Primary education   Secondary education   Post-secondary non-tertiary education Tertiary education (including research & development activities)   All tertiary education excluding research and development activities Primary to tertiary education
  Lower secondary education   Upper secondary education   All secondary education   Tertiary-type B education Tertiary-type A
& advanced research programs
All tertiary education  
OECD average $6,210 $7,153   $8,498   $9,396   $8,972   $4,780 $13,717   $9,349 $8,831
OECD countries                                
Australia 6,408 6,723   9,200   8,821   9,052   6,769 8,395 16,297 15,043   9,926 9,056
Austria 7,508 9,542   11,533   11,956   11,741   7,354 12,218 15,081 15,043   10,477 11,852
Belgium 5,732 8,528       10,511 1 15,020 2 9,713 10,589
Canada3,4 7,648 5   9,754   8,388   15,557 24,384 20,903   15,119
Chile6 3,951 2,707   2,596   2,548   2,564   3,556 9,329 6,829   6,478 3,520
Czech Republic 4,181 3,799   6,338   6,030   6,174   1,663 3,371 8,738 8,318   6,920 5,895
Denmark 6,382 10,080   10,268   11,160 7 10,720   17,634 8 11,788
Estonia 3,198 5,579   6,264   6,461   6,371   6,327 5,307 6,022   5,780 5,982
Finland 5,334 7,092   10,950   7,461   8,659 9 # 15,402 15,402   9,592 9,463
France 5,787 6,267   8,816   12,087   10,231   11,461 14,945 14,079   9,854 9,562
Germany 6,887 5,929   7,509   10,597   8,606   8,495 7,693 17,114 15,390   9,504 9,115
Greece          
Hungary4 4,750 4,495   4,852   4,471   4,658   5,132 5,055 7,454 7,327   5,732 5,135
Iceland 10,080 10,599   10,100   8,290   9,007 9 10,429 2 9,873
Ireland4 7,795   10,583   11,205   10,868   7,571 16,284 2 11,651 10,082
Israel 3,953 5,314       6,429 10 5,429 9,690 13,248 12,568   6,885
Italy4 8,187 8,671   9,616   9,121   9,315   8,944 9,556 9,553   5,959 9,149
Japan 4,711 7,491   8,621   9,559 7 9,092   9,451 16,533 14,890 11 9,673
Korea 4,281 5,420   6,307   9,666   7,931   5,742 10,109 9,081   7,771 7,434
Luxembourg 13,460 13,648   19,791   20,002   19,898    
Mexico 2,391 2,246   1,853   3,277   2,333   7,504 2 6,298 2,763
Netherlands 6,745 7,208   10,608   11,301   10,950   11,408 # 17,245 17,245   11,203 10,704
New Zealand 7,431 5,582   6,071   8,025   6,994   8,796 8,594 11,125 10,526   8,815 7,218
Norway 6,572 11,077   11,860   14,039   13,070 9 18,942 2 11,598 13,285
Poland4 5,792 4,855   4,424   4,613   4,525   6,184 5,079 7,089 7,063   6,038 5,135
Portugal4 5,248 5,234   6,910   7,924   7,357   10,373 2 6,097 7,005
Slovak Republic 3,977 4,137   3,716   4,174 12 3,956   6,560 6,560   5,671 4,446
Slovenia 8,029   9,287 13 7,284 7 8,555   9,263 2 7,608 8,719
Spain 6,708 7,184   9,108   11,113   9,792   10,725 13,928 13,366   9,451 9,499
Sweden 6,519 9,080   9,739   10,103   9,940   6,128 7,865 20,864 20,014   10,019 11,162
Switzerland4 4,911 9,063   16,737   18,844 7 17,825   5,139 23,284 21,648   9,845 14,977
Turkey          
United Kingdom 7,119 8,758   9,737   9,307 7 9,487   15,310 2 8,399 10,051
United States 10,070 9,982   11,551   12,690   12,097   29,910 2 26,908 14,923
Non-OECD member countries                                
Argentina4 2,213 2,511   3,392   3,785   3,531   2,878 5,123 4,411   3,204
Brazil4 1,726 2,155   2,305   1,660   2,058   11,610 2 10,991 2,416
China4         4,550 2 1,593
India          
Indonesia3 56 534   485   477   482   636  
Russian Federation4       4,071 14 4,281 7,436 6,758   6,439 4,878
Saudi Arabia          
South Africa          
— Not available.
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Data are insufficient to report achievement.
1All secondary education includes data for Lower secondary education, Upper secondary education, and Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
2All tertiary education includes data for Tertiary-type B education and Tertiary-type A & advanced research programs.
3Year of reference 2007 instead of 2008.
4Public institutions only (for Canada, in tertiary education only; for Italy, except in tertiary education).
5Primary education includes data for Pre-primary education (for children 3 years and older) and Lower secondary education.
6Year of reference 2009 instead of 2008.
7Upper secondary education includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
8All tertiary education includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education, Tertiary-type B education, and Tertiary-type A & advanced research programs.
9All secondary education includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
10All secondary education includes data for Lower secondary education and Upper secondary education.
11All tertiary education includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
12Upper secondary education includes data for Post-secondary non-tertiary education and Tertiary type-B education.
13Lower secondary education includes data for Primary education.
14All secondary education includes data for Primary education, Lower secondary education, Upper secondary education, and Post-secondary non-tertiary education.
NOTE: Lower secondary typically refers to middle school, grades 6-8/9. Upper secondary typically refers to high school, grades 9/10-12. Post-secondary non-tertiary typically refers to any programs that serve to broaden the knowledge of participants who have already completed high school but not entered vocational or higher education (typically lasting between six months and two years). Tertiary education typically refers to vocational training (type B) or higher education (type A), as well as advanced research programs. Primary to tertiary education includes primary, secondary, post-secondary non-tertiary, and tertiary education. Apparent differences may not be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). (2011). Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 2011, table B1.1a. Paris: Author.
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