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 2012/2013 to 2016/2017 school (academic) years.
The issue presents a broad range of data about kindergartens, education institutions, pupils by different types of schools, teachers, newly-enrolled, students - Bulgarian and foreign citizens, graduates from basic, upper-secondary and tertiary education, lecturers by scientific degree, doctor’s degree by narrow field and etc.
The basic methodological points in education’s statistics are in compliance with International Standard Classification of Education, revision 2011 (ISCED 2011) and its attendant methodological manuals.
The published information is systematized in two parts: ‘General review’ and ‘Regional review’. The administrative-territorial units ‘districts’ are presented according to the Law of the Administrative Territorial Structure of the Republic of Bulgaria, while the territorial units for statistical purposes, i.e. ‘Statistical zones’ and ‘Statistical regions’, are presented according to the Classification of Territorial Units for Statistics in Bulgaria that corresponds to Eurostat NUTS classification.