Educational institutions

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Schools by educational level

In Switzerland, compulsory education includes nearly 90% of educational institutions. Post-compulsory educational institutions are generally larger.

School status

Public sector schools account for the majority of schools in compulsory education. The private sector share makes up 43% at upper secondary level and 59% at tertiary level.

At a glance

Educational institutions, 2017/18
Educational level Total of which private
Compulsory education 9 493 10%
Upper secondary level 857 43%
Tertiary level 411 59%
FSO – Educational institutions statistics (SBI)
Updated: March 2019

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Schools by educational level

Number of schools by educational level, canton and other dimensions

School status

Number of public and private schools by canton and other dimensions

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