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Educational institutions are defined as entities that provide instructional services to individuals or education-related services to individuals and other educational institutions.

Whether or not an entity qualifies as an educational institution is not contingent upon which public authority (if any) has responsibility for it. For example, tertiary institutions are classified as educational institutions regardless of which ministry or other authority may have ultimate responsibility for them.

In some cases, the Ministry of Agriculture or Defence might have responsibility. Educational institutions are sub- divided into Instructional educational institutions and Non-instructional educational institutions.

Source Publication:
2001 Data Collection on Education Systems: Definitions, Explanations and Instructions, UNESCO, OECD, Eurostat, page 64.

Cross References:
Level of education
Private education institution
Public education institution

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 4, 2003