Education in Costa Rica
The Costa Rican government, its ministries and laws maintain a decidedly support to the education. Industry and high tech corporations are taking of Central America's most educated, computer literate and disciplined workforce, along with the modern infrastructure the country is currently offering high-tech production and telecommunications services for many countries.

Costa Rica is one of the most safest and attractive country for foreign investment in Latin America. The investment friendly policies and tradeds, makes Costa Rica "the Silicon Valley of Latin America" and the "Swiss of Central America". Commercial leaders and high-tech corporations such as Intel, HP, Acer, Microsoft, GE, Abbot Laboratories, Western Union, Merck Sharp and Dome, Roche, Cisco Systems, Continental Airways have services and big investments here. Since 1998, Costa Rica is earning more from high technology exports than from coffee or bananas or even the lucrative tourism industry.

Literacy Rate : 95%
Percentage of Students by Level (1999):
Preschool: 8.97%
Primary: 61.6%
Secondary: 27.1%
University: 8.6%
Percentage of Educational Institutions (1999):
Public: 89.17%
Private: 9.89%
Semipublic: 1%

INCAE Bussiness School - Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas
ANC National Sciences Academy - Academia Nacional de Ciencias
CATIE Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza
CONARE National Council of Universities - Consejo Nacional de Rectores
CSUCA Superior Council of Central American - Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano
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