digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Education in Costa Rica is divided in 3 cycles: pre-education(before 7), primary education(from 7 to 12), and secondary school(from 12 to 18), which leads to higher education. Elementary and secondary school are both divided in two cycles.[1] Since 1869, education is free and compulsory (article 78 of the constitution).

Costa Rica education system is ranked 20th in the “Global competitiveness Report 2013-14”, and is described as of “high quality”.[2] The literacy rate in Costa Rica is 94.9%.[3] It is 2 points over the average for Latin-America and Caribbean countries.[4]

Primary Education[edit]

The primary education lasts six years and is divided in two cycle. The uniform is obligatory, in order to reduce social and economic distinctions.[5]

Secondary Education[edit]

The secondary Education is divided in two cycles of three years. The first cycle is dedicated to general education. The second cycle, while keeping a core curriculum, implies a specialization. Specializations can be academic or technical (agricultural, industrial, commercial, secretarial, accounting, crafts, family and social education).[6]

The second cycle ends with the “Bachillerato”, granting access to higher Education. Nonetheless, many universities have in addition their own entrance examination.[7]


There are five public universities in Costa Rica

Public universities offer degree programs according to their specialty and by law, and manage their own central and regional campus. By Costa Rican law, two different public universities may not offer the same degree program.

There are also several private universities:


External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Costa_Rica — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
481697 videos foundNext > 

The Educational System in Rural Costa Rica Documentary

Hi! I traveled to rural Mastatal, Costa Rica over an alternative spring break through my school. Before we went, each student chose a study topic of interest...

Costa Rica Presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Video showcased at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Multicultural Festival in 2009. Music by Malpaís. Photography by Mariano Batalla, Mónica Berrocal...

Education in Costa Rica

http://www.earthequilibrium.org Earthequilibrium Costa Rica.

Education in Costa Rica

iMovie regarding Education in Costa Rica for a class project.

Internationalize Your Education: Daniel Visits Japan and Costa Rica

He hadn't been out of the USA, but Daniel Rico jumped at the chance to take two trips during the summer of 2013. With a major in Biological Systems Engineeri...

True Nature Education Costa Rica Service and Adventure Program 2010

Follow True Nature Education on the Costa Rica Service and Adventure Program as they lead one of their many annual groups on an exciting and memorable servic...

Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica

Wanda and Bill Soltis, a 1955 graduate of Texas A&M, gifted the university a 40-acre facility in Costa Rica and offered a long-term lease on the adjacent 250...

SVSU Group - Construction & Community Education in Costa Rica - Anthony W.

You could be next, go to http://www.uvolunteer.net - A summary from Anthony about his volunteer's experiences on an Alternative Break from Saginaw Valley Sta...

Travel & Learn: Continuing Dental Education in Costa Rica

Visit USC on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/usc Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu The USC School of Dentistry's Off...

Enviromental Education in Costa Rica

Check out some photos of the field work and excursions that are part of the Environmental Education and Service Learning in the Tropics faculty-led summer pr...

481697 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Education in Costa Rica" right now.


Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Education in Costa Rica

You can talk about Education in Costa Rica with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!