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Percentage of population with a university degree, by country 2007

In 2007, Canada had the highest share of adults with a university degree, at 48 percent of those between the ages of 25 and 64. Italy had the least amount of people with a university degree, at 13 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 64.

University around the world

Deciding which university to attend can be a difficult decision for some and in today’s world, people are not left wanting for choice. There are thousands of universities around the world, with the highest number found in India and the United States. When picking which school to attend, some look to university rankings, where Harvard University in the United States consistently comes in on top.

Moving on up

One of the major perks of attending university is that it enables people to move up in the world. Getting a good education is generally seen as a giant step along the path to success and opens up doors for future employment. Future earnings potential can be determined by which university one attends, whether by the prestige of the university or the connections that have been made there. For example, Harvard University, the top ranked university in the world, has produced almost 200 billionaires as of 2017.

Percentage of adults who have earned a university degree, by country 2007

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Source

Release date

September 2010

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2007

Age group

25-64 years

Supplementary notes

For the purpose of this statistic the adult population is considered to be those aged between 25 and 64.

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