10 Most Educated Countries

Canada is No. 1, but US cracks top five
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2012 6:11 AM CDT
The University of Toronto.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – About 4 in 10 Americans have a college degree, but the US must look north to see the "world's most educated country," according to number crunching from 24/7WallSt and the America Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Leading its top-10 list of the nations with the highest percentage of college grads:

  1. Canada (51%): The only nation to crack the 50% mark.
  2. Israel: (46%): It helps that the nation's high school graduation rate is 92%.
  3. Japan (45%): But new college grads are struggling to find jobs.
  4. United States (42%): And we've got the college debt to go along with that high percentage.
  5. New Zealand (41%): It's also a big draw for international students.
Read the full top 10 list here. (Read more education stories.)

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