11 Most Educated Countries With Ranking (11 pics)

Score: 5.9 (1 is the lowest educational standard; 7 is the highest) The tiny Nordic country of Iceland has a population of 330,000. Though it ranks highly in the global index, it spends the least of the Nordic countries on educational spending.
10. New Zealand
Score: 5.9 New Zealand constantly ranks among the top education systems in the world. The country's education department is innovative: In September, the government outlined plans to introduce online education courses, in which students are not required to attend school on certain days of the week.
9. Australia
Score: 5.9 Australia is a well-educated country and has a particularly high proportion of tertiary-educated adults. Forty-three percent of adults have trained at an institution after leaving school — that's behind only Canada, Japan, Israel, Korea, the US, and the UK.
8. United States
Score: 5.9 A large proportion of adults in America, 43%, have a university education. That is the fifth-highest proportion in the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental group of 34 developed countries.
7. Norway
Score: 5.9 Norway has high levels of taxation and invests heavily in education. It devotes an annual expenditure of about £11,000 ($14,000) per pupil from primary to tertiary education — the third-highest figure in the OECD.
6. Denmark
Score: 5.9 Denmark is the OECD country that spent the largest share of its wealth on education, with a total expenditure on educational institutions of 7.9% of its gross domestic product. It is a major priority in the country, one of the few countries where education expenditure actually grew during the financial crash of 2008-2010.
5. Belgium
Score: 6.0 In Belgium, higher education pays: Unemployment rates for those with a tertiary education is just 3%. Unemployment rates are lower than the European average for every other level of education, too. Teaching is a well-paid profession in the country: Teachers' salaries are £57,000 ($74,000) on average adjusted for purchasing power. The OECD average is £39,000 ($52,000).
4. Switzerland
Score: 6.0 A large majority of Switzerland's population has attained a full secondary education: 86% of 25- to 64-year-olds. The country spends a lot on it: an average of £12,500 ($16,000) per student per year, compared with the EU average of £7,500 ($9,500).
3. Netherlands
Score: 6.1 The Dutch rank highly in many fields of education. A third of Dutch 25- to 64-year-olds hold a university degree, which is significantly higher than the OECD average of 24%.
2. Finland
Score: 6.2 Finland's education system is widely acclaimed, especially since the 2010 documentary "Waiting for Superman" compared it favourably with the US's. Teachers are selected from the top 10% of the country's graduates and are required to earn a master's degree in education.
1. Singapore
Score: 6.3 Singapore's education system is the most highly regarded in the world, but it is also known as a "pressure cooker" for its intensity and strictness. Global comparisons of maths and science ability are often topped by Singapore's school system.  
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