School size by type of education and ideological basis

School size by type of education and ideological basis

Type of education Ideological basis of the school Schoolsize Periods Schools/institutions (number) Enrolled pupils/students (number)
Total primary schools Total Total 2020/21* 6,661 1,492,036
Total primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 1,212 84,574
Total primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,230 336,364
Total primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 2,924 875,372
Total primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 283 177,156
Total primary schools Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 10 12,623
Total primary schools Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2 5,947
Total primary schools Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total primary schools Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Total secondary general education Total Total 2020/21* 648 934,333
Total secondary general education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 11 730
Total secondary general education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 60 9,527
Total secondary general education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 84 25,262
Total secondary general education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 102 79,994
Total secondary general education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 221 325,114
Total secondary general education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 167 474,698
Total secondary general education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 3 19,008
Total secondary general education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total Total 2020/21* 62 509,796
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 325
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 726
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 9 12,946
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 16 54,028
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 14 106,786
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 21 334,985
Higher professional education Total Total 2020/21* 36 489,383
Higher professional education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 6 4,896
Higher professional education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 6 8,979
Higher professional education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 7 25,398
Higher professional education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 3 17,216
Higher professional education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 14 432,894
University education Total Total 2020/21* 21 331,505
University education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2020/21* 4 324
University education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 125
University education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2020/21* 1 209
University education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 2 1,092
University education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
University education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
University education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2020/21* 0 0
University education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2020/21* 13 329,755
Source: CBS
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Table description


This table contains figures on schools and educational institutions by type of education, ideological basis and school size. It concerns schools and educational institutions financed by the government. Figures for the adult education are left out of this table, because the number of institutions is not available.

Data available from: School-/academic year 1990/91.

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including school-/academic year 2019/20 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 are provisional.

Changes on 30 June 2021:
The final figures of school-/academic year 2019/20 and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 are added.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2022 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 will be added in this publication.

Description topics

Schools/institutions
Number of schools and educational institutions, i.e. financed by
the government.
Enrolled pupils/students
Number of pupils/students at schools or educational institutions which are financed by the government.