Brazil in Numbers
Widening the borders of school
Brazilian education has made significant improvements in its indicators. School Census of 2010 indicated 51.5 million students enrolled in public and private basic education in the country. Out of this total, 85.4% go to public schools.
There has been an increase in high school applications, with 20,515 new students, totaling 8,357,675. 31 million are enrolled in primary schools, being 16.7 million in the first grades and 14.2 million in the final grades. In professional education numbers have also risen and the segment reached 1,140,388 applications.
In 2010, investments in education were 5% of the GDP. One of the results of this value can be seen in illiteracy rates, which have dropped in the last years.
Another interesting result shows that over 80 thousand information technology labs have been implemented in schools through the ProInfo program. In high school, 94.3% of public schools have access to the internet, and in primary education it is offered in 39% of the schools in the first grades and in 70% of the schools in the final grades.
Number of schools
194,939 basic education schools
Illiteracy rate among people over 15 years of age (2009)
Students enrolled in high school (2010)
8,357,675. State schools are responsible for 85.9% of applications, while private schools have 11.8%.
Students enrolled in primary school (2010)
31 million students, being 16.7 million in the first grades and 14.2 million in final grades.
Students enrolled in basic education schools (2010)
51.5 million. 43.9 million go to public schools (85.4%) and 7.5 million go to private schools (14.6%).
Students enrolled in professional education schools (2010)
Students enrolled in higher education (2009)
5.95 million, being 4.43 million in private schools and 1.52 million in public schools
Students enrolled in federal distance learning institutions (2009)
47.4 thousand schools connected to the Internet through the ProInfo program until September of 2010
Internet access in primary education
Available in 39% of schools in first grades and in 70% of schools in final years
Internet access in high school
Available in 94.3% of schools