Education in Germany

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Statista Dossier on education in Germany

This dossier provides a statistical overview of the education system in Germany, encompassing all its main parts. The chapter structure follows this system, including figures on kindergartens and day care, on to school and vocational training, and concluding with data on adult education, distance, and e-learning.

Table of contents

  • 1. Kindergarten
    • Number of preparatory classes and school kindergartens in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of day care centers in Germany in 2020, by type

    • Independent day care centers in Germany in 2020, by type

    • Number of day care centers for children of employees in Germany 2006-2020

    • Distribution of children in day care centers by age group in Germany in 2020

    • Children younger than 3 years in day care in Germany in 2020, by federal state

    • Number of children in school kindergartens in Germany 2010-2019, by gender

    • Monthly standard child benefits in Germany 2021

  • 2. School
    • Number of primary schools in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of secondary schools in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of secondary general schools in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of academic secondary schools in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of general schools in Germany in 2019/2020, by school type

    • Number of integrated comprehensive schools in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of Waldorf schools in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of schools for children with special needs in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of night schools and colleges in Germany 2006-2019

    • Number of school graduates/ leavers in Germany in 2019, by education level

    • Number of teachers at general schools in Germany 2019/2020, by school type

  • 3. Apprenticeships and vocational training
    • Number of apprenticeships and applicants in Germany 1992-2019

    • Number of vocational trainees in Germany 1950-2019

    • Most popular apprenticeships in Germany 2019, by number of contracts

    • Most popular apprenticeships among men in Germany 2019, by number of contracts

    • Most popular apprenticeships among women in Germany 2019, by number of contracts

    • Apprenticeship vacancies and unplaced applicants in Germany 1992-2019

    • New and modernized apprenticeships in Germany 2001-2019

    • Professional quality of training in vocational schools in Germany in 2020

  • 4. University
    • Universities in Germany in 2020/2021, by type

    • Bachelor's, Master's and other study programs in Germany in 2020/2021

    • Number of Bachelor's and Master's degrees in universities in Germany 2000-2019

    • Number of study programs in Germany in 2020/2021, by university and program type

    • Number of students in German universities in winter semesters 2002/2003-2019/2020

    • Student numbers in Germany universities in 2019/2020, by type of university

    • Number of university students in Germany 2020/2021, by subject groups

    • Average study duration of first degree university graduates in Germany 2003-2019

    • Age of first degree university graduates in Germany from 2003 to 2019

    • Taken final university exams in Germany by type of degree 2019

    • Highest rated universities in Germany 2020

    • The 20 most popular universities in Germany in 2019

    • Key figures for Excellence Universities in Germany 2019

    • Number of full-time professors at universities in Germany 1999-2019

  • 5. Adult education
    • Participants of adult education courses in Germany 2018, by program area

    • Adult education participants in Germany in 2018, by gender and program area

    • Interest in professional development courses in Germany 2016-2020

    • Participants in professional development courses in Germany 2019, by economic sector

    • Professional development course participants in Germany 2019, by position

    • Participation in continued training in Germany 1991-2018

    • Participation in continuing education in Germany 1991-2018, by gender

    • Non-formal further training participants in Germany 2012-2018, by employment status

  • 6. Distance and e-learning
    • Distance learning participants at correspondence schools Germany 2003-2019

    • Distance learning participants in Germany in 2019, by subject

    • Distance learning participant share in Germany in 2019, by age group

    • Sales share of individual e-learning activity fields in Germany 2018

    • Digital media and internet as teaching content in schools in Germany 2020

    • Importance of e-learning topics in companies in Germany 2019

    • Share of households with personal computers in Germany 2000-2020, by type

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