Education Rankings By Country 2019

As of 2018, the top ten countries based on education rankings are...

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported that the greatest percentage of adults who graduated from high school can be found in the Czech Republic. About seventy percent of all adults between the ages of twenty-four and sixty-five have graduated high school in the Czech Republic. The top five countries with the greatest high school graduate rate are...

Education rankings are dependent upon many different aspects of learning, like completing primary school or graduating high school. Let’s take a look at countries by categories on a smaller scale \ to give you an idea of how each country’s education systems perform on average.

Countries with Top Five Primary School Completion Rate

Countries with Top Five Secondary School Completion Rate

Countries with Top Five High School Completion Rate

Countries with Top Five Collegiate-Level School Completion Rate

Looking solely at the success rates and infrastructure of the education systems around the world, the World Top 20 Project compiled a list of the top twenty countries with the absolute best education systems around the world. Using data from 2018, the Project found that the top twenty countries ranked by education are…

Education Rates of Children Around the World

While most findings regarding education around the world looks at adult literacy rates and levels of education completed, some studies take a look at children and base the education rates on the current generation’s abilities. One of the most reviewed studies regarding education around the world involved forty seven hundred thousand fifteen-year-old students. They all came together and took tests similar to the American SAT or ACT exams, which high schoolers sit for prior to applying to colleges and universities. The students that participated in the study were given exam questions that tested their reading, math, and science abilities.

The answers were reviewed and each exam received a score, which was later taken into account when finding the average score for each of the three subject matters. By taking a look at how children from each country performed on the exams, you can get a feel for how the literacy rates and education levels of people compare from one country to the next. Here are the top thirty-four countries followed by the average score they children received in each of the three subject areas…

South Korea

  • Rank - 1st
  • Math Score - 546
  • Reading Score - 539
  • Science Score - 554

Finland

  • Rank - 2nd
  • Math Score - 541
  • Reading Score - 536
  • Science Score - 539

Canada

  • Rank - 3rd
  • Math Score - 534
  • Reading Score - 524
  • Science Score - 538

New Zealand

  • Rank - 4th
  • Math Score - 529
  • Reading Score - 521
  • Science Score - 532

Japan

  • Rank - 5th
  • Math Score - 527
  • Reading Score - 520
  • Science Score - 529

Australia

  • Rank - 6th
  • Math Score - 526
  • Reading Score - 515
  • Science Score - 528

The Netherlands

  • Rank - 7th
  • Math Score - 519
  • Reading Score - 508
  • Science Score - 527

Belgium

  • Rank - 8th
  • Math Score - 515
  • Reading Score - 506
  • Science Score - 522

Norway

  • Rank - 9th
  • Math Score - 514
  • Reading Score - 503
  • Science Score - 520

Estonia

  • Rank - 10th
  • Math Score - 513
  • Reading Score - 501
  • Science Score - 517

Switzerland

  • Rank - 11th
  • Math Score - 512
  • Reading Score - 501
  • Science Score - 514

Poland

  • Rank - 12th
  • Math Score - 507
  • Reading Score - 500
  • Science Score - 512

Iceland

  • Rank - 13th
  • Math Score - 503
  • Reading Score - 500
  • Science Score - 508

The United States

  • Rank - 14th
  • Math Score - 501
  • Reading Score - 500
  • Science Score - 508

Sweden

  • Rank - 15th
  • Math Score - 498
  • Reading Score - 497
  • Science Score - 507

Germany

  • Rank - 16th
  • Math Score - 497
  • Reading Score - 497
  • Science Score - 503

Ireland

  • Rank - 17th
  • Math Score - 497
  • Reading Score - 496
  • Science Score - 502

France

  • Rank - 18th
  • Math Score - 496
  • Reading Score - 496
  • Science Score - 500

Denmark

  • Rank - 19th
  • Math Score - 495
  • Reading Score - 495
  • Science Score - 500

The United Kingdom

  • Rank - 20th
  • Math Score - 494
  • Reading Score - 494
  • Science Score - 499

Hungary

  • Rank - 21st
  • Math Score - 493
  • Reading Score - 494
  • Science Score - 498

Portugal

  • Rank - 22nd
  • Math Score - 492
  • Reading Score - 494
  • Science Score - 496

Italy

  • Rank - 23rd
  • Math Score - 490
  • Reading Score - 486
  • Science Score - 495

Slovenia

  • Rank - 24th
  • Math Score - 489
  • Reading Score - 483
  • Science Score - 494

Greece

  • Rank - 25th
  • Math Score - 487
  • Reading Score - 483
  • Science Score - 493

Spain

  • Rank - 26th
  • Math Score - 487
  • Reading Score - 481
  • Science Score - 490

The Czech Republic

  • Rank - 27th
  • Math Score - 487
  • Reading Score - 478
  • Science Score - 489

Slovakia

  • Rank - 28th
  • Math Score - 483
  • Reading Score - 477
  • Science Score - 488

Israel

  • Rank - 29th
  • Math Score - 483
  • Reading Score - 474
  • Science Score - 484

Luxembourg

  • Rank - 30th
  • Math Score - 466
  • Reading Score - 472
  • Science Score - 470

Austria

  • Rank - 31st
  • Math Score - 447
  • Reading Score - 470
  • Science Score - 455

Turkey

  • Rank - 32nd
  • Math Score - 445
  • Reading Score - 464
  • Science Score - 454

Chile

  • Rank - 33rd
  • Math Score - 421
  • Reading Score - 449
  • Science Score - 447

Mexico

  • Rank - 34th
  • Math Score - 419
  • Reading Score - 425
  • Science Score - 416
Flag Name Total Score Reading Score Math Score Science Score Population 2019
China17315566005751,433,783,686
Hong Kong16375335555497,436,154
Finland16315365415545,532,156
Singapore16305265625425,804,337
Japan1588520529539126,860,301
Canada158052452752937,411,047
New Zealand15725215195324,783,063
Taiwan155849554352023,773,876
Netherlands155650852652217,097,130
Australia155651551452725,203,198
Liechtenstein155549953652038,019
Switzerland15525015345178,591,365
Estonia15415015125281,325,648
Germany153049751352083,517,045
Belgium152850651550711,539,328
Poland150350049550837,887,768
Iceland1503500507496339,031
Norway15015034985005,378,857
United Kingdom150049449251467,530,172
Denmark14974955034995,771,876
Slovenia14964835015122,078,654
Ireland14914964875084,882,495
France149149649749865,129,728
United States1489500487502329,064,917
Hungary14874944905039,684,679
Sweden148649749449510,036,379
Czech Republic147147849350010,689,209
Portugal146948948749310,226,187
Slovakia14644774974905,457,013
Latvia14604844824941,906,743
Austria14604704964948,955,102
Italy145848648348960,550,075
Spain145248148348846,736,776
Luxembourg1445472489484615,729
Lithuania14364684774912,759,627
Croatia14224764604864,130,304
Greece141948346647010,473,455
Russia1405459468478145,872,256
United Arab Emirates13784594534669,770,529
Israel13764744474558,519,377
Turkey136346444545483,429,615
Serbia13274424424438,772,235
Chile131744942144718,952,038
Bulgaria12964294284397,000,119
Uruguay12804264274273,461,734
Romania127942442742819,364,557
Thailand126542141942569,625,582
Mexico1260425419416127,575,529
Trinidad And Tobago12404164144101,394,973
Montenegro1212408403401627,987
Jordan120740538741510,101,694
Brazil1203412386405211,049,527
Colombia119641338140250,339,443
Kazakhstan119539040540018,551,427
Argentina118739838840144,780,677
Tunisia117640437140111,694,719
Azerbaijan116636243137310,047,718
Indonesia1156402371383270,625,568
Albania11533853773912,880,917
Qatar11193723683792,832,067
Panama11073713603764,246,439
Peru110437036536932,510,453
Kyrgyzstan9753143313306,415,850