Most Educated Countries 2019

Nations around the world have different levels of education. In more developed nations, most adults are literate and have at least a basic high school education. In less developed nations, the opposite is usually true. In underdeveloped and undeveloped nations, the quality of education is poor, while many people may not have access to education at all.

Several surveys and studies have been conducted to find the most educated countries in the world. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, has made a list of the world’s most educated countries based on the number of adult residents between the ages of 25 and 64 that have received a two-year or four-year degree or have received an education through a vocational program.

Based on this information, Canada is the most educated country in the nation. Over 56% of adults meet the criteria used by the OECD. Coming in as the second most educated nation in the world is Japan. Over 50% of the adult population is educated. In third place with 49.9% of its adult population considered educated is Israel.

The top 10 most educated nations based on this study are:

Flag Name Population 2019 Area Growth Rate
United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²0.60%
Japan126,860,301377,930 km²-0.27%
United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²0.58%
Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²0.91%
Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²1.23%
Israel8,519,37720,770 km²1.64%
Finland5,532,156338,424 km²0.17%
Norway5,378,857323,802 km²0.77%
Luxembourg615,7292,586 km²1.90%