Thursday, December 19, 2013

World Graduation Rates High School College

World Graduation Rates High School College

Based on a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 24/7 Wall Stcompiled a list of the 10 countries with the highest proportion of college-educated adult residents. Topping the charts is Canada — the only nation in the world where more than half its residents can proudly hang college degrees up on their walls. In 2010, 51% of the population had completed a tertiary education, which takes into account both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Canada commanded the top spot in the last study in 2000, but even still has shown serious improvement. A decade ago, only 40% of the nation’s population had a college degree.
Snagging the number two most-educated spot was Israel, which trailed Canada by 5%. Japan, the U.S., New Zealand and South Korea all ranked with more than 40% of citizens having a higher-education degree. The top 10 most-educated countries are:
1. Canada
2. Israel
3. Japan
4. United States
5. New Zealand
6. South Korea
7. United Kingdom
8. Finland
9. Australia
10. Ireland

From 2012 OECD report

type A= bachelor
type b=masters

In China, an estimated 14% of today’s young people will graduate from a tertiary-type
A first-degree programme, (US=38) Asian Americans over 50%

4% will graduate from a tertiary-type B first-degree programme, during their lifetimes. (US=11)
(they say 18,   but more likely 18% will have A or A+B)

Based on current patterns of graduation, it is estimated that an average of 39% of today’s young
adults in OECD countries will complete tertiary-type A (largely theory-based) education over their
lifetimes, from 50% or more in Australia, Denmark, Iceland, Poland and the United Kingdom to
less than 25% in Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
At the same time, it is expected that only one-third of young adults will complete tertiary-type A
education before the age of 30, from a high of more than 40% in Australia, Denmark, Ireland,
Poland and the United Kingdom to only 18% in Mexico

In 2010, graduation rates for tertiary-type B programmes averaged 11% among the 26 OECD countries
with comparable data. These programmes are classified at the same academic level as more theory-based
programmes, but are often shorter in duration (usually two to three years). They are generally not intended to
lead to further university-level degrees, but rather to lead directly to the labour market. In 2010, the graduation
rates for women were 12% compared to 9% for men (Table A3.1).
Based on 2010 patterns of graduation, on average among OECD countries, 39% of young people will graduate
from tertiary-type A first-degree programmes (often called a bachelor’s degree) and 15% from tertiary-type
A second degree programmes (often called a master’s degree). For first-degree programmes, the graduation
rate equals or exceeds 50% in Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Poland and the Russian Federation but is lower
than 20% in Argentina, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The low graduation rates
in Argentina, Belgium and China are counterbalanced by a higher level of first-degree graduation rates from
tertiary-type B programmes. The graduation rate from second-degree programmes equals or exceeds 20%
in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, the Slovak Republic and the
United Kingdom (Table A3.3). With the implementation of the Bologna process, programmes at this level of
education have developed considerably
According to a new report from the College Board (.pdf), Russia is the world leader when it comes to graduating its citizens from college.
Fifty-four percent of the Russian Federation's population aged 25 to 64 has an associate's degree or higher, data from the Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development reveals. Canada trails Russia in second place with 48.3 percent.
25 to 64 yr old with associate or more
russian federation 54
canada 48.3
israel 43.6
japan 41
new zealand 41
united states 40.3
finland 36.4
korea 34.6
norway 34.2
australia 33.7
estonia 33.3

55-64 age 
US is #4 38.5%

with associate degree or higher in 2008, population survey 2010 census

71% of 25=64 yr old Asian americans have associate or higher, 49% of white
           25-34  / 25-64 / 55-64
by race
Asian        62.9 70.7 51.8 
African Am   30.4 30.3 28.6
Hispanic     20.2 19.8 19.0
White       46.0 49.0 43.4

top states
63.5 DC
53.4 Massachusetts
49.5 North Dakota
48.3 Minnesota
47.7 New York
46.3 Connecticut
45.9 New Jersey
45.9 Iowa
45.6 New Hampshire
41.6 United States

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