LEVEL OF EDUCATION:
- Literacy rate: 95.8% (2002)
- Average Schooling: 8.5 years as of 2002
- Educational Coverage: Very high enrollment characterizes primary
and secondary schooling.
- Pre-school: 33%
- Primary: 99%
- Secondary: 90%
- Higuer: 32%
EDUCATIONAL LAW: Since 2003, the government
of Chile guarantees twelve years of schooling for all its children.
HIGHER EDUCATION: Total: 480,000 students
enrolled in 2001. There are 60 universities, 51 professional
institutes, and 111 technical centers in the country. 4 out
of 5 college students have parents who do not or did not have
higher education. The number of professionals, scientists and
intellectuals has increased 124% in the last 10 years.
WOMEN IN EDUCATION: Women
enroll in the universities since 1877. Some of South America’s
first female lawyers, scientists, and medical doctors were Chileans.
Women’s right to vote in Chile was established in 1949.
The female workforce reached 35.5% in 2002.