Canadians have something to be proud of this weekend. Based on a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the ten countries with the highest proportion of college educated adult residents.
Canada ranked first on the list!
In 2010, 51 per cent of the Canadian population had completed post-secondary education at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
While Canada also took the top spot in the previous study conducted in 2000, the country has still shown significant improvement over the last ten years.
In 2000, only 40 per cent of the country’s population had a post secondary degree.
24/7 Wall St notes that, “As in previous years, the best educated countries tend to spend the most on tertiary education as a percentage of gross domestic product. The United States and Canada, among the most educated countries, spend the first and third most respectively.”
Israel and Japan rounded out the top three spots with the United States coming in fourth.
Check out the complete list below:
4. United States
5. New Zealand
6. South Korea
7. United Kingdom