Education is important for everyone and countries which are able to deliver a quality and affordable elementary, high school and post-secondary education do better economically than countries which can’t So what are the most educated countries? Fortunately there are ways to track a nation’s academic progress and use this data to help every nation do better for their people.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, tracks the world’s most educated countries based on the number of adult residents between the ages of 25 and 64 that have received a tertiary education. This includes citizens who have earned a two or four year degree or have received an education through a vocational program.
Using this criteria Canada once again tops the list with 56.7 percent of adults receiving a tertiary education followed by Japan at 51.4 percent and Israel with 50.9 percent. South Korea in number four, is the only other Asian nation in the top 10.