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Schools The Best Countries for Education  

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List Rules Nations with the best school systems

List of the Best Countries for Education in order of best to worst. What makes a country the best at education? Is it good international test scores and high graduation rates? Or does it basically boil down to which nation's school system gets the most funding? We need the help of Ranker voters to help weigh in on all of the factors and determine the best country for education.
 

In a 2012 study by Pearson education firm, Finland landed on top of their list of countries with great school systems. The Pearson study noted that having a culture supportive to education is one of the most important factors in somewhere being a good place for higher learning. Different teaching methods are used in schools across the globe, but if a society deems education important those countries offer better environments for education. Great teachers who know how to relate knowledge in many ways are also at the utmost importance when determining the best country for education.
 

Which country will top our list of the best for education? Decide which factors matter most to you and vote for the nation that you believe should be number one on Ranker's list of the best countries for schooling.

1
153 71
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Germany Berlin

2
138 72
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Finland Helsinki

3
124 66
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Netherlands Amsterdam

4
105 52
Austria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Austria Vienna

5
115 60
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Denmark Copenhagen

6
92 54
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Belgium City of Brussels

7
98 60
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Sweden Stockholm

8
93 56
Australia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Australia Canberra

9
89 56
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Education

10
83 52
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Education

11
82 53
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Luxembourg Luxembourg

12
102 74
England is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Education
England London

13
80 55
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Education
New Zealand Wellington

14
88 63
Canada is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Canada Ottawa

15
91 67
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Slovakia Bratislava

16
94 70
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Latvia Riga

17
96 74
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Hungary Budapest

18
48 29
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Education
bigcraig added Scotland Edinburgh

19
77 57
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Iceland Reykjavik

20
70 55
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Bulgaria Sofia

21
88 73
Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Greece Athens

22
82 76
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Portugal Lisbon

23
84 81
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Italy Rome

24
83 81
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Russia Moscow

25
109 119
Japan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Japan Tokyo

26
80 88
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Singapore Singapore

27
90 101
India is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Education
India New Delhi

28
63 70
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Uruguay Montevideo

29
71 80
Chile is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Chile Santiago

30
70 79
France is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Education
France Paris

31
69 78
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Kazakhstan Astana

32
99 113
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Education
South Korea Seoul

33
79 90
Israel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Israel Jerusalem

34
78 89
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Brazil Brasília

35
59 67
Albania is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Albania Tirana

36
53 60
Peru is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Education
ChrisRafael added Peru Lima

37
85 98
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Philippines Manila

38
44 50
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Education
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

39
78 93
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Mexico Mexico City

40
11 13
Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Education
1486185651211 added Tunisia

41
55 66
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

42
79 95
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

43
54 65
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

44
57 69
Laos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Laos Vientiane

45
96 116
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Education
United States of America Washington, D.C.

46
90 109
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Education
pan__Ali added North Korea Pyongyang

47
51 62
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Cambodia Phnom Penh

48
93 113
Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Iran Tehran

49
88 107
China is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Education
China Beijing

50
72 88
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Indonesia Jakarta