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U.S. College Graduation Rate Trails 14 Other Countries


U.S. College Graduation Rate Now Trails 14 Other Developed Countries.

A Wall Street Journal article, April 26, 2012 indicates low college graduation rates threaten U.S. global economic leadership and contributes to the erosion of the middleclass.

The following developed countries have college graduation rates higher than the U.S. for those in the 25-34 year old age range based on 2009 data.  Reported in order:

01. Korea
02. Canada
03. Japan
04. Russia
05. Ireland
06. Norway
07. New Zealand
08. The U.K.
09. Austria
10. Denmark
11. France
12. Israel
13. Belgium
14. Sweden

Also, in 1970 only 5% of 25-year-olds had less education than the same-sex parent.  Now 18% of men and 13% of women have less education than their same-sex parents.