Polls and Stats: Emerging Markets Lead Higher Education Grads

Tertiary Degree Graduates Aged 25-34 (in millions)

Tertiary Degrees By Percentage of OECD And G20 Total

*   OECD estimate based on the same average annual growth rate as that observed between 2000 and 2009
+ Germany and France drop out of the top 10, Brazil and Indonesia join the top 10

“According to OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development]calculations, there will be more than 200 million 25-34 year-olds with higher education degrees across all OECD and G20 countries by the year 2020. What’s more, 40% of them will be from China and India alone. By contrast, the United States and the European Union countries are expected to account for just over a quarter of young people with tertiary degrees in OECD and G20 countries [by 2020]”

—OECD 2012 Education Indicators report

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