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Statistics on educational institutions


2.Organisation and Governance

2.8Statistics on educational institutions

Last update: 15 February 2024

Statistics on Education Institutions

This section provides the most recent available data on the number of education institutions from pre primary to upper secondary education level (ISCED level 0-3). Statistics on numbers and charracteristics of higher education institutions can be found in the European Tertiary Education register. A general overview of the categories of institutions providing publicly-subsidised adult education and training can be found in the chapter on adult education . The notes below the tables provide methodological explanations necessary for a good interpretation of data.


Besides the below mentioned statistics selected for Euridyce purposes more information on statistcs on education can be found here:  Statistical annual on education, sports and youth 2021-2022 

Statistics on educational institutions providing regular education 

Type of institution (in English and national language) ISCED Level provided Main orientation programmes provided Number of education institutions          
Total   Government dependent private Private Public     Total  
Kindergarten  [Kopshte] 0 (-) 184 227 (-) 411
School basic and lower secondary [Shkolla nëntë vjeçare]  1,2 G 1248 1404 (-) 2652
Upper Secondary schools general [Shkolla të Mesme]  3 G 107 454 (-) 561
Upper secondary schools vocational [Shkolla të Mesme Profesionale]  3 V 41 33 (-) 74
Upper secondary schools oriented [Shkolla të Mesme të Orientuara]  3 G 18 18 (-) (-)
Source: ISCED: Statistical annual on education, sports and youth 2021-2022  (accessed in  15.2.2024)
G= General     (-) = Not applicable
V= Vocational            (:) = Data not available


For definitions: The 2018 version of the Unesco/OECD/Eurostat Manual on concepts, definitions and classification can be consulted for the definitions of regular education (p.10); general and vocational programmes of education (p.19); as well as public institution, government-dependent private institution and private independent institution (pp. 24-26)


  • Government dependent private  schools do not exist in Albania's education system. They are not mentioned in any law and they do not exist in practice. Schools are either public or privately owned.

Statistics on educational institutions providing, pre-primary, primary, secondary and post-secondary non tertiary special needs education for students with dissabilities

Type of institution (in English and national language ISCED Level Provided Main orientation programme provided Number of educational institutions
Total Public Government dependent private Private
Kindergarten [Kopshte] 2 (-) - - (-) -
School  basic and lower secondary [Shkolla 9 vjeçare] 2 G 2 2 (-) 2
Source: ISCED: Statistical annual on education, sports and youth 2021-2022  (accessed in 25/11/2019)  
G = General (-) = Data not applicable
V=Vocational (:) = Data not available
Source: ISCED: Statistical annual on education, sports and youth 2021-2022  (accessed in 15.2.2024)