• October 22, 2014

How Accessible Is Higher Education? A Country Comparison
Country Participation Attainment EEI Gender parity Overall ranking
Finland 1 (tie) 6 (tie) 4 4 1
Netherlands 7 3 1 8 (tie) 2
Norway 4 1 8 13 3
United States 9 2 6 8 (tie) 4
Australia 10 6 (tie) 2 6 5
New Zealand 8 5 5 11 6
Canada 12 6 (tie) 3 7 7
Britain 3 6 (tie) 9 8 (tie) 8
Sweden 11 4 7 12 9
France 5 11 11 5 10
Germany 6 14 10 2 11
Portugal 1 (tie) 12 13 3 12
Estonia 13 10 (tie) 12 14 13
Mexico 14 13 14 1 14
Notes: Participation measures the participation rate of young people in higher education.
Attainment measures the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds who have completed higher education.
The Educational Equity Index looks at how the student population compares to the overall population in terms of parental education. Higher rankings indicate that the two populations are more similar than different.
Gender parity looks at the ratio of male to female students, with gender parity ranking highest.
Source: Higher Education Strategy Associates

 

How Affordable Is Higher Education? A Country Comparison
Country Overall affordability rank
Finland 1
Norway 2
Germany 3
Denmark 4
Sweden 5
Netherlands 6
France 7
Latvia 8
Canada 9
New Zealand 10
England and Wales 11
United States 12
Australia 13
Japan 14
Mexico 15
Notes: The rankings above are based on individual affordability measures, including total costs for education and living expenses, the net cost after grants and tax-based benefits, and the amount a typical student or family has to pay out of pocket.
Source: Higher Education Strategy Associates

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