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. U.K.

09. Austria

10. Denwmark

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 parent.