I came across this article about the most educated countries in the world and was surprised to see where some countries ranked. In developed countries, one in three adults hold a tertiary degree and increased opportunities and access to education. For instance, according to OECD, more than half of Russian adults have tertiary degrees that are equivalent to college degrees. Most educated populations live in countries where educational cost was higher than the global average of $13,957.
The US had the highest cost with an average of $26,021 per student. Even though Russia and Korea spends about $10,000 per student on tertiary education, they are still among the world’s most educated populations. Countries were ranked based on individuals who were between the ages of 25 - 64 with tertiary education and skills in math and reading. Russia, Canada, Japan, Israel and the United States ranked among the top.