What is requested from OECD?

OECD is a space for international cooperation that seeks to improve the policies of the countries, in May 2012 Costa Rica expressed its formal interest to participate, after an evaluation of 22 technical committees, in May 2020 that the OECD Council invites Costa Rica to become an active member. Since 2017, Costa Rica has sent and completed the questionnaires regarding Admission (ENTR), Enrollment (ENRL), Graduates (GRAD) and Human Talent (PERS).
 

Contents of the questionnaire:
Each questionnaire is an Excel sheet with sheets.

ENTR Questionnaire: Admission

Table 1 ENTR 1 Age: Number of students admitted by age and sex.
Table 2 ENTR 2 Age Mobile: Number of mobile students admitted by age and sex
Table 3 ENTR 3 Field (3 digits): Number of admitted students (ISCED 5 – 8) by age and sex.
The sheet is not completed: ENTR4 – G1.

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ENRL Questionnaire: Enrollment

Table 1 ENRL1A-INST: Number of students by type of institution, intensity of participation and sex.
Table 3 ENRL2-AGE & FP: Number of full and part-time students (ISCED 0 to 8) by age and sex.
Table 4 ENRL3-AGE & P: Number of part-time students (ISCED 0 to 8) by age and sex.

Sheets are not completed: ENRL2-AGE & FP, ENRL4-FIELD, ENRL5-MOB & FIELD, ENRL5-MOB & FIELD, ENRL6-COUNTRY, ENRL7-REP, ENRL8-Grade, ENRL9-ADULT.

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GRAD Questionnaire: Graduates

Table 1 GRAD1-INST – Number of graduates (ISCED 1 to 8) by type of institution and sex.
Table 2 GRAD2-AGE – Number of graduates (ISCED 3 to 8) by age and sex
GRAD5-FIELD table – Number of graduates (ISCED 3 to 8) by field of education and sex

Sheets are not completed: GRAD3-FIRST & AGE, GRAD4-MOB & AGE, GRAD6-MOB & FIELD, GRAD7-MOB & COUNTRY.

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PERS questionnaire: Academic staff of universities

Table PERS1_STUD Number of students with coverage adjusted to classroom teachers (ISCED 0-4) and academic staff (ISCED 5-8) by level of education, program orientation, type of institution and intensity of participation
Table 2 PERS2-INST: Classroom teachers (ISCED 0-4) and academic staff (ISCED 5-8) by type of institution, intensity of participation and sex.

Table 3 PERS3-AGE: Classroom teachers (ISCED 0-4) and academic staff (ISCED 5-8) by level of education, program orientation, sex and age.
Note: The PERS_2020 data and the academic degree reported by the academic staff refer to the academic degree obtained, not the one in which they perform in the exercise of their work.

Sheet not completed: PERS4-MANA.

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FIN Questionnaire: Financing

Table 1 FIN_STUDENTS: Number of students with coverage adjusted to statistics on educational finance by type of institution.
Table 2 FIN1_SOURCE: Expenditure on education by level of education source and destination
Table 3 FIN2_NATURE: Expenditure on education by level of education type of institution on nature.

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Methodology:

The information sources used to complete the OECD questionnaires during the years 2017 and 2019, use the following:

  • The ENRL and ENTR questionnaires, with enrollment and admission information, use as a source: The National Center for Higher Education Statistics (Cenees) is a capture system created in Conare since 2011, through an agreement between Conare and UNIRE, which It has been used to compile information on enrollment and admission from private universities, in filling out international questionnaires such as Unesco and OECD.
  • The GRAD questionnaire, with information on graduates, uses as a source: Badagra as the bases of graduates of state and private universities, carried out at the DPI of Conare annually, in collaboration with the National Council for Private Higher University Education (Conesup).
  • The PERS questionnaire, with information on the human talent of the universities, uses as a source: Human talent databases, updated annually in the months of May.
  • The totality of the questionnaires uses the following information: It includes information on parauniversity institutions, both public and private, in ISCED 5. Two state parauniversity institutions are identified: The University College of Cartago (CUC) and the University College of Limón (CUNLimón). And about 23 private parauniversity institutions. Information from international universities and those universities that are not part of UNIRE or Cenees are also considered, and they report information to the Ministry of Public Education which they subsequently provide to Conare.


Follow-up of the questionnaires:

The OECD questionnaire is sent in 2017:
ENRL, the information of CINE 5 corresponds to the year 2015, the CINES 6,7 and 8 is information corresponding to the year 2016.
ENTR only completes ISCED 5 and 6 corresponding to the year 2016.
For enrollment and admission, a total of 37 private universities that voluntarily reported enrollment and admission data are reported in the National Center for Higher Education Statistics (Cenees), for the year 2016, the Conare capture system, as part of the Conare – UNIRE Agreement.
GRAD, is information corresponding to the year 2016.
PERS, is information corresponding to the year 2015.
FIN: The FIN questionnaire is not available.

The OECD questionnaire is sent in 2018:

ENRL, the information of CINE 5 corresponds to the year 2016, the CINES 6,7 and 8 is information corresponding to the year 2017.
ENTR only completes ISCED 5 and 6 corresponding to the year 2017. (This Excel file was deconfigured)
For enrollment and admission, a total of 37 private universities that voluntarily reported enrollment and admission data are reported in the National Center for Higher Education Statistics (Cenees), for the year 2017, the Conare capture system, as part of the Conare – UNIRE Agreement.
GRAD, is information corresponding to the year 2017.
PERS, is information corresponding to the year 2017.
FIN, is information corresponding to the year 2017.
Note: Two FIN questionnaires are presented, the one executed and the one budgeted.

OECD questionnaire is sent in 2019:
ENRL, the information of CINE 5 in the case of parauniversity is the same as in 2017 (given that parauniversity did not present information), CINES 5, 6,7 and 8 of the universities consider information corresponding to the year 2018.
ENTR, information is completed for CINES 6,7 and 8 corresponding to the year 2018. The parauniversity do not provide data of first admission.
For enrollment and admission, a total of 31 private universities that voluntarily reported enrollment and admission data are reported in the National Center for Higher Education Statistics (Cenees), for the year 2017, the Conare capture system, as part of the Conare – UNIRE Agreement.
By collecting so little information from 2018, by the universities, the decision was made to compare the universities that in previous years had provided information and the same values ​​collected in 2017 were taken for the year 2018, adding 7 more universities to the registers.
GRAD, is information corresponding to the year 2018.
PERS, is information corresponding to the year 2018.
FIN, is information corresponding to the year 2018.

OECD questionnaire is sent in 2020::
As a result of the disaggregation by UNESCO and OECD, the information capture was not constructed with that detail of specifications, even relevant variables were omitted for filling in questionnaires, such as complete and partial times by the students, as well as the ages , which are now requested in simple ages.
In addition to the little collaboration of private universities for providing enrollment information. The capture system of the Cenees system, stopped being functional. And for this year, for the first time, only information from state universities is considered, and the consolidation of international and private parauniversity institutions is excluded in the ENTR and ENRL questionnaires.
ENRL, CINES 5, 6,7 and 8 of the state universities includes information corresponding to the year 2019.
ENTR, CINES 5, 6,7 and 8 of the state universities includes information corresponding to the year 2019.
GRAD, includes the Diplomas of the Public and Private Universities, as well as the Public and Private Parauniversities of the year 2019.
PERS, is information corresponding to the year 2019.
FIN, is information corresponding to the year 2019.