San Marino Education Facts


The school is compulsory for ten years up to the age of 16. Those who go on after high school can choose between a secondary school (lyceum) with a specialization in the humanities, language or natural sciences, a technical institute or a vocational school.

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High school studies are also conducted in Italy, as are university studies. Since 1985, there is a state university with a limited number of educational programs, most in collaboration with various Italian universities. About a tenth of the state budget goes to education.

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Proportion of children starting primary school

92.7 percent (2012)

Number of pupils per teacher in primary school

6 (2012)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

10.6 percent (2011)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of the state budget

10.6 percent (2011)