25 de Octubre de 2014

Nuevo León education

Education is a priority in Nuevo León. We know that to be a richer and fairer society, our schools must be better and our youth must dedicate more years of studying. The state government dedicates half of its budget to education.

College and technical high schools

We have 150 technical high schools with over 30,000 students.

At a graduate and postgraduate level, three of the most important universities of Latin America are in Nuevo León: the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, the Universidad de Monterrey and the Tecnológico de Monterrey. All three receive thousands of students from México and other countries.

We have a section devoted to help people find every junior college and college program in the state and information on scholarships: Sistema de Consulta de Opciones Educativas.


Level of schooling

Our population above age 15 has studied up to the first year of high school, on average. 81,398 people cannot read or write.

Out of each 100 people aged 15 and above, the highest level of education is:


Highest level of education of people aged 15 and above:

3%

No schooling

9%

Some elementary

15%

Completed elementary

4%

Some secondary

28%

Completed secondary

9%

Some high school

13%

Completed high school

6%

Some college

12%

Completed college

1%

Completed a postgraduate program


Student population

30% of the people in Nuevo León are students. There are over 30,000 in 150 diploma level schools and 100,000 in universities. There are almost 200,000 children enrolled in preschool.


Type of studies Students

Preschool

196,416

Elementary

509,835

Secondary

219,326

Job skill training (2005)

51,705

Technical High School

31,994

Highschool

100,554

Teacher’s college

6,720

College

117,851

Postgraduate

12,020


60.3% of 6th grade students and 61% of 9th grade students expect to complete an undergraduate degree.


Schools

There are 2,647 preschools, 2,567 elementary, 821 secondary and 278 high schools in the state.

If we compare the amount of people of the corresponding age and the ones that are going to school, we see that we could have more students in preschool, secondary and high school.


Coverage %

Preschool

64.8

Primary

101.3

Secondary

83.3

High school

42.4


Computers, Internet and English in schools

We believe in teaching methods that foster creativity, independence and participation we raise better citizens. We try to give our children and young people tools and subjects that agree with their times and help them perform easily and be productive.


Coverage %

Preschool

64.8

Primary

101.3

Secondary

83.3

High school

42.4



% of schools with computers
Education level NL Education level

Elementary

15.2

Elementary

Secondary

84.8

Secondary

Diploma level secondary

86.6

Diploma level secondary

Distance learning secondary

49.4

Distance learning secondary

1,320 of the elementary schools in the state teach English.


Our teachers

This table describes our public secondary school teachers.


 

% of teachers

 

NL

 

Have a computer connected to the internet at home

38.3

Have a computer connected to the internet at home

Went to teachers’ college

93.3

Went to teachers’ college

Years of experience

19.1

Years of experience

Completed the PRONAP refresher training course

38.9

Completed the PRONAP refresher training course

Appointed by the teacher’s union

97.5

Assigned by the union

Have a second job

19.6

Have a job apart from teaching



Sources: II Conteo de Población y Vivienda 2005, Data NL

Quick facts

Average schooling: 9.5 years (freshman year of high school)

College graduates: 13%

Analphabetism: 3%

Student population: 1,246,421

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