Pathanamthitta district has been divided into two educational districts namely Pathanamthitta and Thiruvalla. The educational sub districts are Adoor, Konni, Pandalam, Pathanamthitta, Ranni, Mallappally, Pullad, Aranmula, Thiruvalla, Vennikkulam and Kozhencherry.
The literacy rate of Pathanamthitta district is very high and is 96.93 %. This district does not have a University. Many of the colleges here come under Mahatma Gandhi University at Kottayam. Like in all other districts, the colleges and schools in Pathanamthitta are run either by the State Government or by private institutions. The different School boards are Kerala state, ICSE or CBSE. The schools come under both Malayalam medium and English medium.
There are 12 Teacher Training Institutes, 51 Higher Secondary Schools, 16 Vocational Higher Secondary Schools, 170 High Schools, 141 UP Schools, 425 LP Schools and 2 Pre-Primary Schools in Pathanamthitta. There are professional colleges and other degree colleges also. The continuing education programme is controlled by the District Literacy Mission. The education centers function as an information centre, study center and literacy center. They have conducted several programmes and seminars as well as self employment training seminars.
List of Schools & Colleges in Pathanamthitta district
|Higher Secondary School||51|
|Vocational Higher Sec School||16|
|Arts & Science College||10|
|Training College (B Ed)||3|
|Training College (TTC)||11|