A study carried out by The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD), US website 24/7 Wall St. have listed the top 10 countries with the highest proportion of adults with a university degree.
Interestingly, the Irish were listed in the top 10. According to the study, 37 per cent of Irish people have a third-level degree and between the years 2000-2010, the percentage of people with a college education in Ireland nearly doubled, rising at an annual average of 7.3 per cent — faster than any country in the study, while graduation from second level education rose from 74 per cent to 94 per cent during the same period. The Irish third-level degree is the same as a bachelors degree.
Canada is the most educated country after it was found that 51 per cent of the population had a university degree. I am not too sure where Malaysia would fit in though.
The top 10 most educated countries in the world
4. United States
5. New Zealand
6. South Korea
7. United Kingdom
You can read more about the report from their website 247wallst or you can download the report here