Colombia Literacy Rate 1993-2022

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 2020 was 95.64%, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • Colombia literacy rate for 2019 was 95.25%, a 0.16% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Armenia 99.79%
Colombia 95.64%
Mexico 95.25%
Paraguay 94.54%
Peru 94.50%
Ecuador 93.63%
Colombia Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 95.64% 0.39%
2019 95.25% 0.16%
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%