Education By Country 2020

Few things in life are more important than having an education. Developed countries around the world have well-developed educational systems and opportunities for higher education, which helps the citizens of that country obtain higher paying jobs and a better quality of life.

There is no definitive list of countries that offer the best and worst education. However, there are organizations, think tanks, and publications that have used data such as literacy or graduation rates to determine which nations have the best education systems.

One such list was created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. This organization looked at the number of people between the ages of 25 and 64 who have completed a vocational program or had receive a two- or four-year degree. This data was then used to determine which countries were the most educated.

Based on this list, Canada is the most educated nation. Over 56% of adults have continued their education past high school.

Coming in second is Japan. Over 50% of adults in this country have completed some form of post-high school education. Falling right in behind Japan is Israel, with 49.9% of adults having completed a higher education program.

Other nations that were ranked highly in education based on this data include:

Another measurement of the most educated countries is through the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Countries for Education list. These rankings were based on three factors: well-developed public education system, top-quality education, and whether respondents would consider attending university in that nation.

Based on this list, the United Kingdom comes out on top. Coming in second place is the United States, where about 70% of graduates go on to a higher education program. In third place is Canada, followed by Germany and France.

On the flip side, there are nations with poor educational systems. This could be due to internal conflict, economic problems, or underfunded programs. Some of the world’s worst educational systems can be found in these nations:

Education By Country 2020

Country Flag Total Score Reading Score Math Score Science Score Population 2020
China17315566005751,439,323,776
Hong Kong16375335555497,496,981
Finland16315365415545,540,720
Singapore16305265625425,850,342
South Korea162353954653851,269,185
Japan1588520529539126,476,461
Canada158052452752937,742,154
New Zealand15725215195324,822,233
Taiwan155849554352023,816,775
Netherlands155650852652217,134,872
Australia155651551452725,499,884
Liechtenstein155549953652038,128
Switzerland15525015345178,654,622
Estonia15415015125281,326,535
Germany153049751352083,783,942
Belgium152850651550711,589,623
Poland150350049550837,846,611
Iceland1503500507496341,243
Norway15015034985005,421,241
United Kingdom150049449251467,886,011
Denmark14974955034995,792,202
Slovenia14964835015122,078,938
Ireland14914964875084,937,786
France149149649749865,273,511
United States1489500487502331,002,651
Hungary14874944905039,660,351
Sweden148649749449510,099,265
Czech Republic147147849350010,708,981
Portugal146948948749310,196,709
Slovakia14644774974905,459,642
Latvia14604844824941,886,198
Austria14604704964949,006,398
Italy145848648348960,461,826
Spain145248148348846,754,778
Luxembourg1445472489484625,978
Lithuania14364684774912,722,289
Croatia14224764604864,105,267
Greece141948346647010,423,054
Russia1405459468478145,934,462
United Arab Emirates13784594534669,890,402
Israel13764744474558,655,535
Turkey136346444545484,339,067
Serbia13274424424438,737,371
Chile131744942144719,116,201
Bulgaria12964294284396,948,445
Uruguay12804264274273,473,730
Romania127942442742819,237,691
Thailand126542141942569,799,978
Mexico1260425419416128,932,753
Trinidad And Tobago12404164144101,399,488
Montenegro1212408403401628,066
Jordan120740538741510,203,134
Brazil1203412386405212,559,417
Colombia119641338140250,882,891
Kazakhstan119539040540018,776,707
Argentina118739838840145,195,774
Tunisia117640437140111,818,619
Azerbaijan116636243137310,139,177
Indonesia1156402371383273,523,615
Albania11533853773912,877,797
Qatar11193723683792,881,053
Panama11073713603764,314,767
Peru110437036536932,971,854
Kyrgyzstan9753143313306,524,195