There are eight years of compulsory and free schooling in
Bolivia from the children are six years. The secondary
school is voluntary and lasts up to four years.
In 2000, 96% of children started primary school, while
just over 83% of them completed 4th grade. 68% of the age
group continued in high school. In 1996, 25% of the
population received higher education. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Bolivia.
There are major differences in the level of education in
cities and in the countryside. In rural areas, children
rarely complete schooling, partly because their parents need
help with farm work as animal husbandry. In addition, the
teaching is mostly in Spanish, a language the children may
have poor knowledge of. In the cities, schooling is common,
and poor results are often due to large classes and lack of
The country has eight state universities and two private.
Illiteracy was estimated at approx. 15% of adults in