HERE AND AWAY: Education levels

Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Nova Scotia: High School graduation or less – 36%. College diploma – 23%. University degree – 23%.

Manitoba: High School graduation or less – 43%. College diploma – 19%. University degree – 23%.

Ontario: High School graduation or less – 35%. College diploma – 23.5%. University degree – 29%.

Nunavut: High School graduation or less – 58%. College diploma – 17%. University degree – 13%.

British Columbia: High School graduation or less – 35%. College diploma – 20%. University degree – 27%.

Newfoundland: High School graduation or less – 41%. College diploma – 24%. University degree – 16%.

Minnesota: High School graduation or less – 30%. College diploma – 14%. University degree – 38%.

West Virginia: High School graduation or less – 45%. College diploma – 9%. University degree – 24%.

Massachusetts: High School graduation or less – 27%. College diploma – 6%. University degree – 49%.

Niger: High School enrollment – Less than 10%.

Finland: High School graduation – 93%. College and university enrollment – 67%.

Afghanistan: Primary and secondary enrollment – 33% of population (10.5 million people of a total population of 31 million), 40% of students female.

Russia: College or university degree – 55.5%.

South Korea: College or university degree – 55.6%

Canada: College or university degree – 55.8% (highest in the world)

Sources: 

Statistics Canada; United States Census; National Center for Education Management Systems (U.S.); State of the World Atlas; Smithsonian; Christian Science Monitor/Global Education Digest; UNESCO Institute of Statistics; OECD.

By Pamela Swanigan