Colombia Literacy Rate 1993-2021

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Colombia literacy rate for 2018 was 95.09%, a 0.44% increase from 2016.
  • Colombia literacy rate for 2016 was 94.65%, a 0.41% increase from 2015.
  • Colombia literacy rate for 2015 was 94.25%, a 0.06% increase from 2014.
  • Colombia literacy rate for 2014 was 94.19%, a 0.61% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Literacy Rate
Kazakhstan 99.78%
Belarus 99.76%
Russia 99.73%
Tonga 99.41%
Samoa 99.10%
Montenegro 98.85%
Romania 98.84%
Jordan 98.23%
Albania 98.14%
Costa Rica 97.86%
China 96.84%
Mexico 95.38%
Colombia 95.09%
Lebanon 95.07%
Malaysia 94.85%
Peru 94.41%
Suriname 94.38%
Paraguay 94.02%
Thailand 93.77%
Brazil 93.23%
Namibia 91.53%
Mauritius 91.33%
Gabon 84.67%
Algeria 81.41%
Colombia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2018 95.09% 0.44%
2016 94.65% 0.41%
2015 94.25% 0.06%
2014 94.19% 0.61%
2011 93.58% 0.21%
2010 93.37% 0.13%
2009 93.24% -0.13%
2008 93.38% 0.73%
2007 92.65% 0.35%
2006 92.30% -0.55%
2005 92.85% 0.04%
2004 92.80% 1.60%
1996 91.21% 0.14%
1993 91.06% 0.14%