Education and Culture, Education
Bahia Blanca, Tucuman, Rosario, Plata, San Miguel
Primary education is free and compulsory from ages 5 to 14. In 1998-1999, 4.8 million pupils attended primary schools; 3.6 million attended secondary and vocational schools. Argentina’s literacy rate of 99 percent is one of the highest in Latin America.
Argentina has 25 national universities and many private universities. The principal institution is the University of Buenos Aires (1821). Other major national universities are the Catholic University of Argentina (1958), National Technological University (1959), National University of Cordoba (1613), and other universities located in Bahia Blanca (1956), La Plata (1905), Mendoza (1939), San Miguel de Tucuman (1914), and Rosario (1968).
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