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Statistics on educational institutions


2.Organisation and governance

2.8Statistics on educational institutions

Last update: 27 November 2023

This section provides the most recent available data on the number of educational institutions from pre-primary to upper secondary education level (ISCED levels 0-3). Statistics on numbers and characteristics 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 educational institution in English (and in national language) ISCED levels provided Main orientation of the programmes provided​ Number of educational institutions
  Total Public Government-dependent private Private independent

0 (-) 205 108 97 (:)
Basic School

(Osnovna šola)
0, 1, 2 G 456 450 6 (-)
Upper secondary school

(Srednja šola)
3 G, V 147 141 6 (-)

Source: Ministry of education, science and sport, 2022, The education system in the Republic of Slovenia 2021/2022 (last accessed 15/03/2023).

ISCED= International Standard Classification of Education

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


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)


Data within the table reflects the legal entities. Data exclude foreign and international schools.

The government-dependent private kindergarten reflects all government-dependent and independent private legal entities.

All basic schools provide single structure education at ISCED levels 1 and 2. Out of 456 basic schools, 207 also provide pre-school education (ISCED 0). 20 mainstream basic schools implemented adapted education programme for SEN children.

There are no private independent basic and upper secondary schools.

The number on upper secondary schools reflects legal entities, namely schools and school centres. School centres include several organisational units offering diverse types of programmes. There were 32 school centres in 2021/22.

Some upper secondary schools provide only general education, some only vocational and some both types of education.