|Ministry of Education and Culture|
|National education budget (2013)|
53.932 million "Euros(public)
The levels of education in "Åland are "primary, "secondary and "higher education. Education is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 15. Compulsory education consists of six years of primary and three years of lower secondary education. Upon completion of the third year of lower secondary education students can continue to the upper secondary education which is carried out by the Ålands Gymnasium. Higher education is offered at the "Åland University of Applied Sciences. Education in "Åland is administered and regulated by the Ministry of Education and Culture ("Swedish: Undervisnings-och kulturministeriet).
"Swedish is the primary language of instruction in Åland. From 2001 to 2014, the percentage of compulsory schools' pupils that don't take courses in any other language than Swedish has increased from 16.8% to 31.2%. In 2013 the public spending on education was 53.932 million "Euros, or 4.7 of "GDP. In 2014 there were 657 teachers employed in all levels of education in Åland. The total enrollment in Åland was 4,491 students in 2014.
Primary education in Åland is carried out in lower secondary school ("Swedish: Lågstadiet) and it is provided by the municipalities. It consists of six classes, it is compulsory and is carried out from 7 to 12 years of age. In 2014 there were 1,910 students in primary education schools.
Lower secondary education in Åland is carried out in lower secondary schools ("Swedish: Högstadiet) and it is provided by the municipalities. It consists of three classes, it is compulsory and is carried out from 13 to 15 years of age. In 2014 there were 945 students in lower secondary school.
Upper secondary education in Åland is carried out in Åland Gymnasium, which itself consists of the Åland Vocational Gymnasium and the Åland Lyceum. The Åland Vocational Gymnasium ("Swedish: Ålands yrkesgymnasium) provides professional training along with a high school diploma. Åland lyceum is a tertiary education preparatory secondary school, providing general education and broad eligibility for "university off applied sciences and "university studies. In 2014 there were 674 students in the Åland Vocational Gymnasium and 472 students in the Åland Lyceum.
The Civic Institute ("Swedish: Medborgarinstitutet) is run by the "City of Mariehamn; it provides informal education to adults that doesn't provide credits or special qualifications. The Ålands Folk High School ("Swedish: Ålands Folkhögskola) offers project-oriented courses in crafts. In 2014 the Ålands Folk High School has 56 students. Both schools offer Swedish language courses for immigrants.
Åland University of Applied Sciences ("Swedish: Högskolan på Åland) is a "university of applied sciences based in "Mariehamn. It was established in 1997 and took its current form on January 1, 2003 after it merged with the Åland Open University. Most courses are taught in "Swedish, but there are some courses that are taught in English. In 2014 there were 490 students in the Åland University of Applied Sciences.