4. United States

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 42% > Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 1.3% (2nd lowest) > GDP per capita: $46,548 (4th highest) Although the U.S. is one of just a ... more 

4. United States

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 42% > Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 1.3% (2nd lowest) > GDP per capita: $46,548 (4th highest) Although the U.S. is one of just a few nations where more than 40% of people had a tertiary education in 2010, its education system is not without problems. Among the concerns, the graduation rate for upper secondary students in 2010 was 77%, well below the average rate of 84% for the OECD. Even though graduation rates were relatively low, the U.S. is one of the biggest spenders on education, with related expenditures equaling 7.3% of GDP in 2009. The U.S. was also the world’s largest spender on tertiary education in 2009, at 2.6% of GDP. The majority of funds for higher education, totaling 1.6% of GDP, came from private sources. less 
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