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International and European Union Statistical Resources: Education

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  • Economic Policy and Data – EPDC provides global education data, tools for data visualization, and policy-oriented analysis aimed at improving schools and learning in developing countries.
  • ICPSR Datasets galore!  Go to Browse by Topic and choose Education for either U.S. or other nations.
  • Source OECD
    Provides internationally comparable data on key aspects of education systems. OECD Member countries cooperate to gather the information, to develop and apply common definitions and criteria for the quality control of the data, to verify the data and to provide the information necessary to interpret the submitted data. The database covers: enrollments, graduates and new entrants by sex, age and level of education, teaching staff and expenditure.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Education
    Data from over 200 countries in the fields of education, science and technology, culture and communication. Data tables can be downloaded for manipulation in Microsoft Excel. They can also be custom-built with user-specified variables via a web interface. The main objective of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication.