[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
44,977,758 population for 2009, according to DANE.
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colombia

literacy:
92.7% of adults and 98% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
35% are enrolled in higher education.

36% - m
35% - f

GER is the number of pupils enrolled in a given level of education regardless of age expressed as a percentage of the population in the theoretical age group for that level of education.
spending on education:
14.9% of government spending goes to education. Of that 12% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
275 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

70 out of 275 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
Universidad Nacional de Colombia is ranked 594 in the world and 20th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
20,788,818 Internet users as of Sept/2009, 46.2% of the population, according to CRT.

Internet Broadband Connections:
2,184,185 broadband subscribers as of Sept/09, 4.9% of the population, according to CRT .
interesting:
  1. Colombia is the third-most populous country in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico.
  2. In Colombia, there is not an institution such as college; students go directly into a career program at a university or any other educational institution to obtain a professional, technical or technological title. Once graduated from the university, people are granted a (professional, technical or technological) diploma and licensed (if required) to practice the career they have chosen.
  3. Colombia is ranked sixth in the world in the Happy Planet Index (2009).
sources:
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/co.htm
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=1700&BR_Region=40520
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=co
http://www.webometrics.info/top100_continent.asp?cont=latin_america
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=co
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Colombia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia
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