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Countries With The MOST College Graduates (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 07/22/10 09:16 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

According to a new report from the College Board (.pdf), Russia is the world leader when it comes to graduating its citizens from college.

Fifty-four percent of the Russian Federation's population aged 25 to 64 has an associate's degree or higher, data from the Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development reveals. Canada trails Russia in second place with 48.3 percent.

The board's comprehensive report also looks at the percentage of college graduates in the 25 to 34-year-old age bracket in countries around the world. The U.S., formerly the world leader in this category, this year fell to 12th place, with 40.4 percent of its young adults holding associate's degrees or higher.

See where the U.S. ranked among other top countries across all age groups below. Are you surprised?


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