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Israel Tied for Second Most Educated Country

Report shows 46 percent of Israelis aged 25-64 have college degrees

by
Stephanie Butnick
June 25, 2013
Tel Aviv, Israel. (ACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images))

Tel Aviv, Israel. (ACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images))

According to Canadian newspaper The Windsor Star, Canada was ranked the most educated country in the world, with 51 percent of its population aged 25-64 possessing a college or university degree. Tied for second place are Japan and Israel, both with 46 percent. The United States, with 42 percent of its population holding college degrees, was ranked third.

The rankings were published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an 34-country policy advocacy group headquartered in France, as part of its “Education at a Glance 2013” report.

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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