Countries with the highest college graduation rates
Among today’s American 25- to 34-year olds, slightly more than 40 percent have associate’s degrees or higher. But that rate places the US only 12th of the 36 countries in a College Board study of countries with the highest graduation rates. Here are the top six countries.
6. Ireland, 43.9 percent
Ireland’s higher education participation rate has increased 2 percent each year since the mid-1960s. While the country enjoys a highly educated workforce and high graduation rate, a little over half the population (57 percent) that could pursue higher education does so.