Rating of the most educated countries of the world

About 80% of pupils of the senior classes of comprehensive schools declare their intention to get higher education. And many of them really achieve the set goal.

According to the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development( OECD), Russia ranks first in the world in terms of the proportion of the able-bodied population with higher education.

Based on the OECD research, our today's compiled the rating of the most educated countries of the world .The participants in the ranking are ranked according to the proportion of the population with higher education aged between 25 and 64.


  • 10. Sweden
  • 9. Germany
  • 8. France
  • 7. United Kingdom
  • 6. South Korea
  • 5. Japan
  • 4. US
  • 3. Israel
  • 2. Canada
  • 1. Russia

10. Sweden

is famous for itsin Scandinavian generous social policy. The state in every possible way supports educated citizens, subsidizing study in high schools. There are subsidies even for living, if the student goes to study in another city. There are seven universities and several highly specialized institutes in the country, as well as the Stockholm School of Economics.

9. Germany

is distinguished by a huge number of higher education institutions - there are about four hundred of them, of which only 69 are private. The rest are subsidized by the state. The cost of paid tuition is low - about 500 Euro per semester. Free education is also available. In Germany, foreign students are enjoying higher education, the quality of teaching is considered very good.

8. France

offers education in traditional public universities, as well as private higher schools. Moreover, training in the latter is paid, but it is considered more prestigious. Access to universities is open to virtually everyone. But you can get to the Higher School only after a series of exams. True, many of them are free of charge and even offer scholarships to students, since they are created under the patronage of relevant ministries and departments.

7. United Kingdom

is considered the birthplace of university education. British thoroughness and conservatism require from the venerable gentlemen an indispensable possession of a diploma. Higher education in the UK can be obtained on the basis of a university, as well as a college or institute with a bachelor's, master's and MBA degree. Education is paid, however, there is an opportunity to study in debt. The cost of tuition is reimbursed after its completion and placement.

6. South Korea

supports young people's faith in the prestige of higher education, supporting at an adequate level entrance examinations for entrants. There are 9 public and private universities in the country. Examinations for Koreans are a serious test and require careful preparation. But the admission to the university is certainly celebrated as a major family holiday.

5. Japan

has a large number of universities - there are more than seven hundred of them in the country. About 100 establishments are public and their education is subsidized. For education in other universities have to pay. Eight Japanese universities are among the top twenty universities in Asia. For talented applicants, government grants are provided, and most students work to be able to pay for their studies.

4. USA

is the world leader in the number of prestigious universities. In the ranking of the best universities in the world, six places in the first ten are occupied by American educational institutions. The quality of higher education in the United States is considered one of the most worthy. Applicants try to get a scholarship to study in a particular college or university. Some people use credit training. According to OECD, 42% of Americans under the age of 64 have higher education.

3. Israel

closes the top three ranking of the most educated countries .The cost of training in public institutions of higher education in Israel is about $ 3,000 per year. Private universities require about 8 thousand dollars per year. To date, 46% of the country's citizens are educated "at the highest level".

2. Canada

can be unfairly forgotten when it comes to prestigious countries for learning. Meanwhile, it is in Canada that the University of Toronto, one of the twenty best universities in the world, is located. Data on the employment of graduates of Canadian universities are impressive - 97% are arranged for service in the first year after graduation. Therefore, 51% of Canadians between 25 and 64 years old have a higher education.

1. Russia

is traditionally considered a country with a huge number of graduates. Unfortunately, the question of the quality of education provided by Russian universities is becoming more and more frequent. In the ranking of the best universities in the world, only two Russian universities were noted: the Moscow State University. Lomonosov and St. Petersburg State University on the 112th and 251st places respectively. Be that as it may, according to OECD, 54% of Russians from 25 to 64 have higher education.