Canada global leader in degree attainment among young adults

July 22, 2010

According to a new report from the College Board, Canada is now the world leader in higher education among young adults, with 55.8% of 25- to 34-year-olds holding a post-secondary degree as of 2007, the year of the latest international ranking. The US has dropped from first to 12th place in the share of young adults with an associate degree or higher. When older adults are added to the equation, the Russian Federation leads with 54% of 25- to 64-year-olds with a post-secondary degree in 2007, followed by Canada with 48.3%. The US places sixth with 40.3%. Washington Post | Read the report