Post-secondary education: 54 percent of the population
Annual growth rate for that group: n/a
Russia, a part of the G20 but not an OECD country, is the most highly educated country in the world, according to the OECD’s study. Russia has a strong history of investing in education, with some 33 percent of adults completing their post secondary-level of education via vocational or technical programs.
Russia may not be able to hang on to its status as the most educated country in world for long, though. Korea and Japan’s young people are rapidly catching up.
The number of post-secondary foreign students in Russia has also increased. Between 2005 and 2010 there was an increase of 78 percent. Four percent of all international students getting higher education – including vocational training – abroad study in Russia. These are largely students from neighboring countries. The US, Britain, Australia, Germany, and France together educate half of all post-secondary-level students studying abroad.