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Statistics on educational institutions


2.Organisation and Governance

2.8Statistics on educational institutions

Last update: 8 June 2022

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.

Statistics on educational institutions providing regular education 

Type of institution (in English and national language)ISCED Level providedMain orientation programmes providedNumber of education institutions
TotalPublicGovernment depenendent privatePrivate
Kindergarten  [Kopshte]0(-)18971773(-)124
School basic and lower secondary [Shkolla nëntë vjeçare] 1,2G14041248(-)120
Upper Secondary schools general [Shkolla të Mesme] 3G454347(-)107
Upper secondary schools vocational [Shkolla të Mesme Profesionale] 3V4133(-)8
Upper secondary schools oriented [Shkolla të Mesme të Orientuara] 3G1818(-)(-)

Source: ISCED: Statistical annual on education, sports and youth 2016-2017 and directorate of statistics, (accessed in 25/11/2019)

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 educationStatistics on separate educational institutions  providing special needs education 

Type of institution (in English and national languageISCED Level ProvidedMain orientation programme providedNumber of educational institutions
Total PublicGovernment dependent privatePrivate
Kindergarten [Kopshte]2(-)22(-)0
School basic and lower secondary [Shkolla për fëmijët me aftësi të kufizuara; institute]2G22(-)0

Source: Statistical annual on education, sports and youth 2016-2017 and directorate of statistics, (accessed in 25/11/2019)

G = General(-) = Data not applicable
V=Vocational(:) = Data not available


  • The approach taken to count education institutions is the legal entity approach whereby an educational institution corresponds to an administrative entity led by a head of school/institution. Nationwide in Albania there are only two places where special education for children with seeing and hearing difficulties and for children with late development is offered. Each of these two places includes a kindergarten and a school offering primary and lower secondary education. They are both situated in Tirana. Therefore, within the same building there exist two educational institutions i.e. kindergarten and schools which makes four of them in total as explained in the table. All these institutions are public. It's a government's priority to include pupils of this age in non-special school where they are assisted by assistant teachers.