List of countries by 25–34 year olds having a tertiary education degree

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This is a list of countries by 25–34 year olds having a tertiary education degree as published by the OECD. It includes some non-OECD members.

Tertiary education is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education. The World Bank, for example, defines tertiary education as including universities as well as institutions that teach specific capacities of higher learning such as colleges, technical training institutes, community colleges, nursing schools, research laboratories, centers of excellence, and distance learning centers.[1]

2011 OECD rankings[edit]

Rank Country Percentage[2]
1  South Korea 63.82%
2  Japan 58.70%
3  Canada 56.70%
4  Russia 56.46%
5  Ireland 47.19%
6  United Kingdom 46.91%
7  Norway 46.80%
8  Luxembourg 46.64%
9  New Zealand 46.04%
10  Israel 45.04%
11  Australia 44.61%
12  United States 43.13%
13  France 43.01%
14  Sweden 42.86%
15  Belgium 42.45%
16  Chile 41.30%
17  Netherlands 39.90%
18   Switzerland 39.80%
19  Finland 39.37%
20  Iceland 39.37%
21  Poland 39.20%
22  Spain 39.15%
23  Estonia 39.05%
OECD average 38.62%
24  Denmark 38.58%
25  Slovenia 33.81%
26  Greece 32.52%
27  Hungary 28.10%
28  Germany 27.67%
29  Portugal 26.92%
30  Slovakia 25.66%
31  Czech Republic 25.13%
32  Mexico 22.54%
33  Austria 21.16%
34  Italy 20.98%
35  Turkey 18.87%
36  Brazil 12.74%

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References[edit]

  • Brick, Jean (2006). "What is academic culture?". Academic Culture: A Student's Guide to Studying at University. Sydney, N.S.W: National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research. pp. 1–10. ISBN 978-1-74138-135-1. 

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