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 2019/20* 6,707 1,502,127
Total primary schools Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2019/20* 1,223 85,694
Total primary schools Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2019/20* 2,260 340,876
Total primary schools Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2019/20* 2,922 875,476
Total primary schools Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 289 180,387
Total primary schools Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 11 13,713
Total primary schools Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 2 5,981
Total primary schools Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Total primary schools Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Total secondary general education Total Total 2019/20* 650 950,447
Total secondary general education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2019/20* 16 1,115
Total secondary general education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2019/20* 59 9,582
Total secondary general education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2019/20* 80 23,741
Total secondary general education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 95 74,111
Total secondary general education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 226 333,471
Total secondary general education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 172 494,747
Total secondary general education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 2 13,680
Total secondary general education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total Total 2019/20* 62 503,852
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2019/20* 1 310
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 1 703
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 9 13,092
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 14 44,357
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 16 116,127
Secondary vocational education (MBO) Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2019/20* 21 329,263
Higher professional education Total Total 2019/20* 36 463,382
Higher professional education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
Higher professional education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2019/20* 1 434
Higher professional education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 7 5,938
Higher professional education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 4 6,229
Higher professional education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 9 33,889
Higher professional education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 1 6,945
Higher professional education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2019/20* 14 409,947
University education Total Total 2019/20* 21 306,895
University education Total Less than 101 pupils/students 2019/20* 3 215
University education Total 101 to 201 pupils/students 2019/20* 2 216
University education Total 201 to 501 pupils/students 2019/20* 2 596
University education Total 501 to 1 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 1 511
University education Total 1 001 to 2 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
University education Total 2 001 to 5 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
University education Total 5 001 to 10 001 pupils/students 2019/20* 0 0
University education Total More than 10 000 pupils/students 2019/20* 13 305,357
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 2018/19 are final and the figures of school-/academic year 2019/20 are provisional.

Changes on 2 October 2020:
The underlying coding of classifications used in this table has been adjusted. It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS.
The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2021 the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2019/20 will be replaced by final figures and the provisional figures of school-/academic year 2020/21 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.