The Lebanese national literacy rate stands at slightly more than 89 percent. Nearly all males (93 percent) are literate. The literacy rate for females stands at 85 percent. Statistics indicate the literacy gender gap is almost non-existent among the very young.
The educational system is based on the French Baccalaureate.
Lebanon has 41 nationally-accredited universities, several of which are internationally recognized.
The American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) were the first Anglophone and the first Francophone universities to open in Lebanon respectively.
The 41 universities, both public and private, largely operate in French, or English.
This is a list of notable universities that are founded in Lebanon:
Académie libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)
American University of Beirut (AUB)
Antonine University (UPA)
American University College of Technology (AUT)
American University of Science and Technology (AUST)
Arab Open University (AOU)
Business and Computer University College (BCU)
Beirut Arab University (BAU)
Beirut University Online
C&E American University(C&E AU)
Ecole Superieure des Affaires ESA
Hariri Canadian University
Islamic University of Lebanon
Al Jinan University
Lebanese American University (LAU)
Lebanese International University (LIU)
Lebanese University (UL) (French)
Manar University of Tripoli (MUT)
Middle East University
Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU)
Université de la Sagesse
Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK)
University of Balamand
The Near East School of Theology, Beirut
Pigier Business Schools