Education Report

Swiss Education Report

Due to the pandemic, the publication of the fourth edition of the Swiss Education Report will be postponed from 2022 to 2023. The postponement will allow initial analyses of the impact of COVID-19 on the Swiss education system. The fifth edition of the Swiss Education Report will be published as planned in 2026.

Swiss Education Report 2018

The Swiss Education Report 2018 provides facts and figures based on statistics, research and official data covering the entire Swiss education system from elementary school to adult education. The modernised education statistics open up new evaluation opportunities, which provide a much improved picture of cantonal differences, educational pathways and the like in Switzerland. For example, it is now possible to examine differences in class size within cantons, stable and differentiated completion rates in upper-secondary education and, through research projects, the transitions between compulsory schooling and further education.
The Report 2018 was published on 19 June 2018. Since the beginning of June 2019, the Swiss Education Report 2018 is available free of charge as a PDF file.



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Correction of the average growth of elementary school pupils. Based on this, the calculations for the number of teachers and graduates from the universities of teacher education and apprenticeships places were adjusted. 
Corrected text   Pages 33-34 (PDF): at the bottom of page 33 and the top of the page 34

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The publicly available data about the Canton of Thurgau used by the SCCRE to compile the Education Report proved to be flawed due to inadequate calculations and was therefore removed from Figures 59 and 60.
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Corrected text   Page 69 (PDF): second last paragraph, last sentence
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Swiss Education Report 2014

The Swiss Education Report 2014 provides facts and figures based on statistics, research and official data for the entire Swiss education system. It sets out the relevant background and context, describes the institutional characteristics of each level of the education system and assesses the performance of the education system on the basis of the three criteria: effectiveness (level of goal achievement), efficiency (impact of procedures and measures) and equity (equality of opportunity). The individual, social and economic framework conditions and effects of education on income, health and happiness are contained in two separate chapters.


Articles in the specialized press

General Contributions, Background Articles

Compulsary Education

Upper-Secondary Education

Tertiary Level

Continuing Education and Training



Swiss Education Report 2006

The Swiss Coordination Center for Research in Education SCCRE wrote the 2006 Report on Swiss Education as commissioned by the Confederation and the cantons as a pilot version. This report established the basis for periodic Swiss education monitoring, was published in German and in French.


Articles in the spezialized press