Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators


Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators now available


Published: 11 Sept 2012

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Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators

The 2012 edition of Education at a Glance enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ educational performance. 


 Chapter A

The output of educational institutions and the impact of learning

Indicators on educational attainment and graduation, gender and equity, and the economic, labour market and social outcomes of education


Financial and human resources invested in education

Indicators on national and per-student spending on education, higher education costs and support, and how resources are spent


Access to education, participation and progression

Indicators on access to education, early childhood education, international students, transitions from school to work, and adult learning



The learning environment and organisation of schools

Indicators on teachers, teacher salaries, teaching time, class size, school decision-making, and examinations

Additional Material

Highlights; Corrigendum; Coding of Missing Data; Annexes; Glossary; Education Database


 Country notes


 Key facts


 Press material and Multimedia

 Related information 

For additional documentation and data related to Education at a Glance 2012


Data visualisation challenge

Dynamic educational data award - Last September, we opened a competition challenge in collaboration with, requiring graphic designers to construct a clear and compelling visualisation on the economic costs and returns on education.

The winners were Krisztina Szucs and Mate Cziner from Hungary. Their interactive chart condenses highly complex data on the costs and benefits of education around the world. It highlights important facts showing students, parents and policy makers where the real costs and benefits lie for them in relation to education.  It takes a detailed look at public versus private costs, per men and women for three simultaneously selected countries, while reflecting the benefit comparison between upper-secondary and tertiary education.

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