|Title||Private Education Expenditures Survey in 2017|
- The total private education expenditures of elementary, middle and high school students marked 18.6 trillion won in 2017,
which rose by 3.1 percent from 2016. The private education participation rate stood at 70.5 percent in 2017, up 2.7%p
from 2016. The weekly participation hours recorded 6.1 hours per student in 2017, which grew by 0.1 hour from 2016.
- The average monthly private education expenditures per student increased by 5.9 percent to 271 thousand won in 2017.
- The average monthly private education expenditures on general subjects amounted to 198 thousand won per student in
2017, up 3.4 percent from 2016. The average monthly private education expenditures on artistic & physical
skills, hobbies and culture amounted to 72 thousand won per student in 2017, which rose by 12.9 percent from 2016.
- The average monthly private education expenditures per participation student increased by 1.8 percent to
384 thousand won in 2017. Students spending 500 thousand won and over on a monthly average occupied the largest
- The higher household income level, the higher education expenditures and participation rate.
- 'Dual income households' recorded the highest private education expenditures and 'Single income households by fathers'
recorded the highest the participation rate.
- As for private education of general subjects by purpose, 'Makeup for classes' showed an increase. Whereas, 'Study in
advance' and 'Preparation for higher school level' showed a decrease.
- The after-school program participation rate of elementary and middle school students rose by 1.5%p and 2.3%p,
respectively. Whereas, the after-school program participation rate of high school students declined by 8.6%p.
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