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Students enrolled. By educational levels

Students. Total Value
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
SY 2017/18 1,610,571 .. .. ..
SY 2016/17 1,596,406 10,192,299 .. ..
SY 2015/16 1,586,145 10,160,738 .. ..
SY 2014/15 1,573,563 10,157,823 .. 109,848,546
SY 2013/14 1,564,835 10,118,098 .. 109,266,219
SY 2012/13 1,560,764 10,115,420 .. 107,901,436
SY 2011/12 1,554,816 10,091,969 70,932,366 108,893,003
SY 2010/11 1,518,815 9,943,546 70,937,996 109,106,969
SY 2009/10 1,478,990 9,701,187 70,369,392 108,818,869
SY 2008/09 1,439,588 9,442,726 69,935,538 108,361,198
SY 2007/08 1,384,375 9,260,741 69,820,530 108,327,453
SY 2006/07 1,343,263 9,115,368 69,615,080 108,253,316
SY 2005/06 1,309,800 9,019,114 68,694,594 107,752,305
SY 2004/05 1,288,614 8,966,986 68,471,960 111,869,351
SY 2003/04 1,268,934 8,864,819 67,757,862 111,037,952
SY 2002/03 1,242,613 8,663,370 67,361,922 110,409,871
SY 2001/02 1,224,823 8,677,012 .. ..
SY 2000/01 1,216,406 8,764,421 68,252,586 ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Education. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Note: Geographical area: eurozone (18).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Students. Pre-primary education Value
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
SY 2017/18 296,386 .. .. ..
SY 2016/17 301,032 1,782,423 .. ..
SY 2015/16 308,246 1,810,638 .. 17,574,305
SY 2014/15 313,795 1,842,383 .. 17,464,993
SY 2013/14 324,101 1,886,886 .. 17,089,648
SY 2012/13 330,136 1,915,000 .. 16,841,518
SY 2011/12 339,369 1,919,879 10,815,195 15,655,796
SY 2010/11 330,790 1,875,263 10,738,866 15,405,243
SY 2009/10 325,251 1,821,981 10,476,568 15,021,463
SY 2008/09 318,572 1,765,618 10,335,119 14,693,587
SY 2007/08 305,195 1,645,432 10,232,785 14,492,561
SY 2006/07 288,511 1,559,650 10,152,028 14,277,818
SY 2005/06 277,176 1,489,901 10,095,155 14,154,654
SY 2004/05 264,814 1,429,942 9,817,004 13,852,396
SY 2003/04 251,857 1,355,606 9,584,584 13,447,356
SY 2002/03 237,886 1,281,782 9,535,918 13,658,774
SY 2001/02 225,231 1,215,805 .. ..
SY 2000/01 216,702 1,167,090 9,475,893 ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Education. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Note: Geographical area: eurozone (18).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Students. Primary education Value
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
SY 2017/18 490,605 .. .. ..
SY 2016/17 490,202 3,042,396 .. ..
SY 2015/16 488,488 3,027,751 .. 29,141,842
SY 2014/15 483,312 3,010,404 .. 28,761,707
SY 2013/14 473,327 2,960,626 .. 28,283,102
SY 2012/13 466,910 2,934,648 .. 28,343,777
SY 2011/12 459,065 2,910,132 18,045,947 28,136,988
SY 2010/11 448,500 2,869,783 18,102,073 28,084,890
SY 2009/10 435,052 2,815,225 18,124,510 28,108,381
SY 2008/09 425,368 2,811,257 18,199,235 28,256,611
SY 2007/08 410,880 2,764,969 18,251,614 28,470,889
SY 2006/07 396,299 2,698,059 18,205,233 28,576,382
SY 2005/06 382,931 2,648,923 18,047,442 28,721,511
SY 2004/05 374,524 2,619,875 18,001,096 29,041,000
SY 2003/04 368,893 2,621,122 17,840,490 29,218,037
SY 2002/03 360,461 2,488,319 17,759,093 29,154,982
SY 2001/02 354,349 2,490,744 .. ..
SY 2000/01 352,186 2,505,203 18,167,262 ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Education. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Note: Geographical area: eurozone (18).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Students. Secondary education Value
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
SY 2017/18 485,930 .. .. ..
SY 2016/17 473,478 3,357,297 .. ..
SY 2015/16 467,871 3,353,647 .. ..
SY 2014/15 459,116 3,341,112 .. 44,077,857
SY 2013/14 453,944 3,288,424 .. 44,322,590
SY 2012/13 451,168 3,296,359 .. 43,098,614
SY 2011/12 440,681 3,296,129 29,113,881 44,767,877
SY 2010/11 428,582 3,248,018 28,440,949 43,780,498
SY 2009/10 422,615 3,185,008 29,483,726 45,616,860
SY 2008/09 412,175 3,065,017 29,469,959 45,720,627
SY 2007/08 393,264 3,069,321 29,686,027 46,105,322
SY 2006/07 387,128 3,080,161 29,620,868 46,285,600
SY 2005/06 382,300 3,091,036 29,903,753 46,904,538
SY 2004/05 381,914 3,107,816 30,083,374 51,261,772
SY 2003/04 379,945 3,048,188 29,757,255 50,894,335
SY 2002/03 379,316 3,052,662 29,761,119 50,561,521
SY 2001/02 382,440 3,137,703 .. ..
SY 2000/01 389,859 3,258,601 28,991,169 ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Education. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Note: Geographical area: eurozone (18).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Students. Tertiary education Value
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
SY 2017/18 337,650 .. .. ..
SY 2016/17 331,694 2,010,183 .. ..
SY 2015/16 321,540 1,968,702 .. 19,590,435
SY 2014/15 317,340 1,963,924 .. 19,543,989
SY 2013/14 313,463 1,982,162 .. 19,570,879
SY 2012/13 312,550 1,969,413 .. 19,617,527
SY 2011/12 315,701 1,965,829 12,870,896 20,245,895
SY 2010/11 310,943 1,950,482 12,661,904 20,283,253
SY 2009/10 296,072 1,878,973 12,203,490 19,991,065
SY 2008/09 283,473 1,800,834 11,850,283 19,609,431
SY 2007/08 275,036 1,781,019 11,571,996 19,180,573
SY 2006/07 271,325 1,777,498 11,547,622 19,024,187
SY 2005/06 267,393 1,789,254 11,595,807 18,919,166
SY 2004/05 267,362 1,809,353 11,521,128 18,664,825
SY 2003/04 268,239 1,839,903 11,456,552 18,359,243
SY 2002/03 264,950 1,840,607 11,154,682 17,883,484
SY 2001/02 262,803 1,832,760 .. ..
SY 2000/01 257,659 1,833,527 10,619,505 ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Education and Ministry of Business and Knowledge. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
Note: Geographical area: eurozone (18).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: June 6, 2019.

Methodological note

Number of students enrolled by education level, according to the CINE-2011 (ISCED) (International Standard Classification of Education):

  • Level 0. Early childhood education. Initial stage of organized instruction, designed to introduce very young children to a school-type environment. Early childhood education programmes target young children below the age of entry into primary education.

    In Catalonia early childhood education is from 0 to 5 years.

  • Level 1. Primary education. Projects designed to give a sound basic education in reading, writing and mathematics. Starts at the ages of 5, 6 or 7. Primary education programmes do not require previous formal education, although it is increasingly more common for children to have taken pre-school education.

    In Catalonia, primary education begins at 6 years.

  • Level 2. Lower secondary education. Education at this level is designed to complete the basic education started at level 1. The programmes usually follow a more subject-oriented pattern: teachers are more specialised and generally teach classes only in their speciality.

    In Catalonia this level covers compulsory secondary education (ESO) and graduation in compulsory secondary education (adult education).

  • Level 3. Upper secondary education. Final stage of secondary education in most countries. This level can involve greater specialisation than level 2, and often more highly qualified or specialised teachers.

    In Catalonia this level covers general upper secondary education, vocational training cycles for intermediate level, training cycles for intermediate level in plastic arts and design, intermediate level in sports and Initial Vocational Training Programmes (PQPI).

  • Level 4. Post-secondary non-tertiary education. Does not exist in Spain.
  • Level 5.Short-cycle tertiary education. Programmes at this level are usually practically-based, occupationally specific and prepare students to enter the labour market. However, they may also provide a pathway to other tertiary educaction programmes.

    In Catalonia this covers advanced level in design, conservation and restoration of cultural assets, dramatic arts, advanced level in music, advanced level in dance, advanced level in specific vocational training, training cycles for advanced level in plastic arts and design, and advanced level in sports.

  • Level 6.Bachelor's or equivalent level. Programmes at this level are longer and usually more theoretically-oriented than ISCED level 5 programmes. They are often designed to provide participants with intermediate academic and/or professional knowledge, skills and competencies, leading to a first degree or equivalent qualification. Programmes at this level are typically theoretically-based but may include practical components and are informed by state of the art research and/or best professional practice.

    In Catalonia this level covers bachelor and first cycle in university education.

  • Level 7. Master's or equivalent level. Master's or equivalent level. Programmes at this level are often designed to provide participants with advanced academic and/or professional knowledge, skills and competencies, leading to a second degree or equivalent qualification. Programmes at this level may have a substantial research component but do not yet lead to the award of a doctoral qualification. Typically, programmes at this level are theoretically-based but may include practical components and are informed by state of the art research and/or best professional practice.

    In Catalonia this level covers master degree studies and long first degree (first and second cicles) in university education.

  • Level 8. Doctoral or equivalent level. Programmes at this level are designed primarily to lead to an advanced research certificate (universities).

    A Catalunya, les dades d'estudiants de nivell 8 s'inclouen a partir del curs 2010/2011.

  • The reference year refers to the second part of the school year: 2001 corresponds to 2000/2001, and so on successively.

    Eurostat implementa la nova classificació CINE-2011 (ISCED) a partir del curs 2012/2013. Per a les dades de cursos anteriors la classificació que es segueix és la CINE-97 (ISCED).

    Provisional data.