7. United Kingdom

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 38% > Average annual growth rate: 4.0% (10th highest) > GDP per capita: $35,756 (15th highest) Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of

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7. United Kingdom

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 38% > Average annual growth rate: 4.0% (10th highest) > GDP per capita: $35,756 (15th highest) Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of U.K. residents with a tertiary education rose 12 percentage points. The country’s universities are also popular among students from other nations. International students make up 16% of enrollment. The country recently has had a shift in how education is financed. While in 2000 the percentage of funds from private sources was 14.8%, it rose to 31.1% by 2009. Students also must cover more of the cost of higher education than in the past, as the cap on tuition fees was raised from 3,290 pounds to 9,000 pounds for the 2012-2013 year.

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