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The 10 Most Educated Countries in the World

Most Educated Countries in the World: Education is something many of us in developed countries take for granted, but it wasn’t so long ago that any form of education was largely reserved for the elite and rich of society, and 9in particularly, the sons of such families. Over the years this has changed for the better, and education has become widespread for both men and women in many parts of the world. However there is yet a long way to go before everyone has equal access to education.


At the start of this decade, over 130 million teens and kids worldwide were outside of the education system according to the United Nations. This number represents how far away we are from achieving a real global education system. A lack of access to basic education represents less progress, financial stability and overall equality amongst societies. But there are some countries that have taken a path towards achieving equality and joining the ranks of the most educated countries in the world.

In this article we will take a look at those countries that have already achieved their place at the head of this list, and boast the most well educated citizens in the world. How do we measure the access to education in any country? Well, The Social Progress Imperative has compiled research from the United Nations to create a Social Progressive Index (SPI). This offers a comprehensive way of measuring social progress, including a score for a country’s level of access to basic knowledge, taking into account factors like adult literacy rate, primary school enrollment, secondary school enrollment, and women’s mean years in school.

Using these statistics, we have compiled a ranking of the ten most educated countries in the world. Compare it with the top 20 Countries with the Best Quality of Life to how education correlates with well-being, and you’ll be well aware of the importance of promoting a high standard of education throughout the world. Now then, on with our current list!