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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.

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146 69
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Germany Berlin

2
134 70
Finland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Finland Helsinki

3
123 64
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Netherlands Amsterdam

4
114 59
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Denmark Copenhagen

5
103 51
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Austria Vienna

6
91 53
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Belgium City of Brussels

7
97 59
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Sweden Stockholm

8
89 55
Australia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Australia Canberra

9
88 55
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Education

10
82 50
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Education

11
81 51
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Luxembourg Luxembourg

12
79 54
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Education
New Zealand Wellington

13
90 65
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Slovakia Bratislava

14
93 68
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Latvia Riga

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15
95 72
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Hungary Budapest

16
96 73
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Education
England London

17
47 27
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Education
bigcraig added Scotland Edinburgh

18
76 55
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Iceland Reykjavik

19
83 62
Canada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Canada Ottawa

20
87 71
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Greece Athens

21
69 54
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Bulgaria Sofia

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22
80 73
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Portugal Lisbon

23
83 78
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Italy Rome

24
82 78
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Russia Moscow

25
108 115
Japan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Japan Tokyo

26
79 85
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Singapore Singapore

27
69 75
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Education
SnowyCae added Kazakhstan Astana

28
71 78
Chile is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Chile Santiago

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29
69 76
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Education
France Paris

30
62 68
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Uruguay Montevideo

31
88 98
India is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Education
India New Delhi

32
53 58
Peru is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Education
ChrisRafael added Peru Lima

33
59 65
Albania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Albania Tirana

34
99 111
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Education
South Korea Seoul

35
78 87
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Brazil Brasília

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36
44 48
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Education
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana

37
79 89
Israel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Israel Jerusalem

38
11 11
Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Education
1486185651211 added Tunisia

39
84 96
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Philippines Manila

40
78 91
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Mexico Mexico City

41
54 63
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

42
96 113
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Education
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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43
57 67
Laos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Laos Vientiane

44
51 60
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Cambodia Phnom Penh

45
1 1
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Education
John Horvat added Croatia Zagreb

46
1 1
Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bo... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Education
John Horvat added Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia (HR-HB)

47
1 1
Kingdom of Croatia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Education
John Horvat added Kingdom of Croatia

48
55 65
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

49
90 107
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Education
pan__Ali added North Korea Pyongyang

50
79 94
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Education
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur