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2016-2025 Education system scenarios

The "2016-2025 education system scenarios” deal with the number of school students, university students, degrees awarded and teaching staff in the largest segment of the Swiss education system. The latest results will be published on 21 October 2016.

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Overview - educational levels
  Pupils and students 2014/15 Teachers 2014/15 (2015) Schools 2014/15
  Total Total2)   Total5)
Compulsory education1) 920'958 88'598 2)   9'738
Upper secondary level 366'140 28'845 2)   812
Tertiary level (professional education and training, higher education institutions) 294'776 29'720 3) 4)   405
1) Primary level (including Kindergarten), lower secondary level, special education programmes
2) Public schools only
3) Professional education and training: only public colleges of higher education
4) University teacher are counted on the 31.12. of a given year (here 2015)
5) In the statistic of the educational institutions, schools offering a teaching programme over several educational levels are counted for each level. This means that double counting is possible.
Source: UST


Federal Statistical Office Sections Educational Processes, Education System
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel



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