Which is the most educated country in the world

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Canada

Canada is the most educated country in the world. Here are the details:

  • Adult higher education attainment in 2020: 60.0%
  • 25- to 34-year-olds with tertiary education in 2020: 64.4% (second out of 43 OECD countries)
  • 55- to 64-year-olds with tertiary education in 2020: 50.0% (second)
  • Percentage of population of working age in 2018: 66.7% (12th)

Canada comes in first as the most educated country in the world with 60% of its adult population having a degree.

More specifically, 64% of people between the ages of 25 and 34 have a higher education degree. According to the Canadian Council of Ministers of Education, the country spends 6% of its gross domestic product on education.

This is above the OECD average of 5%. The national government provides some regulation and funding of education, but it is primarily the responsibility of provincial governments.