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 2021/22* 6,608 1,477,938
Total primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 1,170 81,948
Total primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,243 337,262
Total primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 2,911 870,363
Total primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 271 168,863
Total primary schools Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 11 13,753
Total primary schools Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 5,749
Total primary schools Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total primary schools Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Total secondary general education Total Total 2021/22* 645 929,671
Total secondary general education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 8 520
Total secondary general education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 60 9,314
Total secondary general education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 87 26,157
Total secondary general education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 107 84,037
Total secondary general education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 220 325,424
Total secondary general education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 160 460,682
Total secondary general education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 10,526
Total secondary general education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 13,011
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total Total 2021/22* 59 503,493
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 361
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 678
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 7 10,562
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 14 46,219
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 15 114,278
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 21 331,395
Higher professional education Total Total 2021/22* 36 491,499
Higher professional education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 6 4,899
Higher professional education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 5 7,114
Higher professional education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 8 27,857
Higher professional education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 3 16,874
Higher professional education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 14 434,755
University education Total Total 2021/22* 21 344,721
University education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2021/22* 4 315
University education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 122
University education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2021/22* 1 212
University education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 2 1,208
University education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
University education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
University education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2021/22* 0 0
University education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2021/22* 13 342,864
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 2020/21 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 are provisional.

Changes on 29 July 2022:
The final figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 are added.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2023 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2021/22 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2022/23 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.