Education and Lifelong Learning


  • Kindergartens (Pre-primary education)
    • Children in kindergartens
      • Children by type of kindergartens
      • Children enrolled in kindergartens by sex and age
    • Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens
      • Group net enrolment rate of the children in kindergartens by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts
    • Pedagogical staff in kindergartens by age
    • Places and groups in kindergartens
    • Kindergartens, children, pedagogical staff, places and groups in the kindergartens by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
  • Basic and secondary education (primary, lower secondary and upper secondary)
    • Students
      • Students in general schools by grade groups, sex and ownership
      • Students in special schools by type
      • Students in vocational schools
      • Students by narrow fields of education in programmes with selection after VI and VII grade for attainment of a first level professional qualification
      • Students by narrow fields of education in programmes with selection after VIII grade for attainment of a first level professional qualification
      • Students by narrow fields of education in programmes for attainment of a second level professional qualification
      • Students by narrow fields of education in programmes for attainment of a third level professional qualification
      • Students by narrow fields of education in programmes for attainment of a fourth level professional qualification
    • Drop-outs
      • Students and drop-outs by reasons and level of education
      • Students I–VIII grade, drop-outs from general and special schools by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
    • Repeaters in general and special schools
      • Repeaters in general schools by grade groups
      • Repeaters in special schools by grade groups
    • Teaching staff
      • Teaching staff in general schools by teaching level and sex
      • Teaching staff in general schools by attained educational level
      • Teaching staff in general schools by age
      • Teaching staff in vocational schools
      • Teaching staff in vocational schools by attained educational level and sex
      • Teaching staff in vocational schools by sex and age
    • Schools
      • General schools by type
      • Special schools by type
      • Vocational schools by type
    • Classes in general, special and vocational schools
      • Independent classes by grade groups in general and special schools
      • Independent classes in vocational schools
    • Graduates
      • Graduates basic education by type of schools
      • Graduates secondary education of the general and special schools
      • Graduates secondary education in vocational schools
      • Graduates by narrow fields of education from programmes with selection after VI and VII grade for attainment of a first level professional qualification
      • Graduates by narrow fields of education from programmes with selection after VIII grade for attainment of a first level professional qualification
      • Graduates by narrow fields of education from programmes for attainment of a second level professional qualification
      • Graduates by narrow fields of education from programmes for attainment of a third level professional qualification
      • Graduates by narrow fields of education from programmes after secondary education for attainment of a fourth level professional qualification
      • Graduates by educational level, statistical zones, statistical regions and districts
    • Schools, classes, teaching staff, students and graduates by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
      • Schools, classes, teaching staff, students and graduates in general and special schools by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
      • Schools, classes, teaching staff, students, new entrants and graduates in programmes for attainment of a third level professional qualification by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
      • Schools, classes, teaching staff, students, new entrants and graduates in programmes for attainment of a second level professional qualification by statistical zones, statistical regions, districts and municipalities
  • Tertiary education (educational-qualification degrees ‘Professional bachelor’, ‘Bachelor’, ‘Master’, ‘Doctor’)
    • Students
      • Students by educational-qualification degree, citizenship, mode of attendance and sex in the higher schools by kind of ownership
      • Students by educational-qualification degree and narrow field of education
    • Mobile students by educational-qualification degree and country of prior education
    • Teaching staff by type of higher school, academic position, sex, kind of employment and ownership of the higher school
    • Higher schools by type
    • Graduates tertiary education
      • Graduates tertiary education by educational-qualification degree and sex
      • Graduates tertiary education by educational-qualification degree and narrow field of education
    • Ph.D. students
      • Students in educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ by citizenship, mode of attendance and sex in the higher schools and scientific organisations by kind of ownership
      • Students in educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ by narrow field of education
    • Higher schools, teaching staff, students and graduates in the higher schools by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts
  • Vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTS), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges
    • Attainment of professional qualification degree in Vocational Training Centers (VTS), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges
  • Continuing Vocational Training of the employees
    • Enterprises, provided CVT
    • Provided CVT measures
    • Participants in CVT measures
    • Time spend in training in CVT courses
    • Costs of training in CVT courses
  • Adult Education Survey
    • Participants in education and training
      • Participants in formal or non-formal education and training
      • Participating in any type of informal learning
    • Usage of foreign languages
  • Educational expenditures
    • Public and private expenditures by level of education
  • General data on education
    • Educational institutions by type and kind of ownership
    • Pupils and students by level of International Standart Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
    • Teaching staff by level of International Standart Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
    • Net enrolment rate of the population in the educational system
  • General data on education
    • Educational institutions by type and kind of ownership
    • Pupils and students by level of International Standart Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
    • Teaching staff by level of International Standart Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
    • Net enrolment rate of the population in the educational system
  • Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 11:00

    The main results from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) annual comprehensive studies characterizing the activity of educational institutions are as follows:

    • In the 2015/2016 academic year in kindergartens are enrolled 232.0 thousand children or with 3.8% less in comparison with the previous year.
    • In primary education (I - IV grade) 262.0 thousand pupils were enrolled and in the lower secondary (V - VIII grade) - 216.4 thousand.
    • In 2015, high school graduates in general and vocational schools are respectively 27.0 and 23.3 thousand students.
    • Enrolled in the varying degrees of higher education in 2015/2016 academic year are 266.7 thousand.
    • Continues the trend for increasing the number of Ph.D. students, as of 31.12.2015 for acquiring educational and scientific degree ‘Doctor’ in the country trained 6 750. 
     
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2014/2015 was 241.1 thousand as an increase of 0.2% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2014, 27.3 and 26.2 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2014/2015 academic year, the number of enrolments in higher education was 279.0 thousand persons, which is a decrease with 1.5% in comparison to the previous year.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2014, 6 671 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 9.3% more than the previous year.
     
  • Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute, are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2013/2014 was 240.6 thousand as an increase of 2.4% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2013, 28.9 and 27.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2013/2014 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 277.2 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2013, 6 055 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 12.7% more than the previous academic year.
  • Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 11:00

    The main results of the yearly exhaustive surveys that characterize the activity of the educational institutions, conducted by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), are:

    • The number of children in kindergartens for 2012/2013 was 235.0 thousand as an increase of 3.1% is observed in comparison with the previous school year.
    • In 2012, 30.3 and 29.4 thousand students graduated secondary education in respectively general and vocational schools.
    • For the 2012/2013 academic year, the number of enrollments in higher education remained almost unchanged in comparison with the previous academic year - 278.6 thousand persons as a decrease in the number of students in colleges (education-qualification degree "Professional Bachelor") and in private universities is registered.
    • Significant increase of the number of Ph.D. students is observed. As of 31.12.2012, 5 371 Ph.D. students were enrolled in the country, or 14.2% more than the previous academic year.

  • Wednesday, 26 September 2012 - 11:00

    Adult Education Survey covers broad range of topics, connected to the education and training of adults, like participation in different forms of Lifelong Learning (formal, non-formal and informal), reasons for non-participation, access to information on possibilities for education and training, use of computers, language skills, participation in cultural and social events.

  • Wednesday, 2 May 2012 - 11:00

    The educational structure of population aged 7 and more improves considerably, following the clearly expressed tendency of increase of the number and share of population with tertiary and upper secondary education and decrease the number of people with lower secondary or lower education.

    As of 1.02.2011 the Population census results shows 1 348.7 thousand persons with tertiary education, or each fifth person (19.6%). With upper secondary education are 2 990.4 thousand persons (43.4%). The proportion of persons with primary or lower education is 13.9% (or every seventh in 100).

  • Friday, 29 April 2011 - 11:00

    During the 2006 - 2010 period the educational attainment of the population aged 25 - 64 continues to improve following the clear-cut tendency towards an increase of the number and share of the population with tertiary and secondary education together with the decrease of the number and share of people with primary and lower education. The relative share of the population with tertiary education (college and university) increased from 21.9% in 2006 to 23.2% in 2010 or by 1.3 points and the share of the population with secondary education increased from 52.5 to 56.2% or by 3.7 points. Parallel to this, the relative share of persons with primary and lower education decreased by 5.0 points - from 25.6 to 20.6%. This means that 79.4% of the population at the most active working age (25 - 64 years of age) is with secondary or higher education.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2016.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2011/2012 to 2015/2016 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2016 (Bulgarian version)
    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2016 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2012 - 2015 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2015
    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 83rd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2010 - 2014 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2015

    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2015.

    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2010/2011 to 2014/2015 school (academic) years.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2010 - 2014 period.

  • Statistical Reference Book 2015 (Bulgarian version)

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2015 in Bulgarian.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2010 - 2014 period.

  • Statistical Yearbook 2014

    The National Statistical Institute (NSI) has the pleasure to present to the attention of national and foreign users of statistical information the 82nd edition of the ‘Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bulgaria’ in printed and electronic format.

    It provides current statistical information about the demographic, economic and social development of the country for 2009 - 2013 in different territorial and classification aggregations and breakdowns.

  • Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2014
    The National Statistical Institute presents to the attention of users interested in social statistics the newest annual bilingual (Bulgarian and English) electronic publication Education in the Republic of Bulgaria 2014.
    The publication contains main data from the five carried out annual comprehensive statistical surveys, which characterizing the activity of educational institutions in Bulgaria for the period from 2009/2010 to 2013/2014 school (academic) years.
  • Statistical Reference Book 2014

    The National Statistical Institute presents to users of statistical information the annual publication - Statistical Reference Book 2014 in English.

    The Statistical Reference Book presents topical information on the demographic processes as well as the economic, social and cultural development of the Republic of Bulgaria for the 2009 - 2013 period.

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