The countries with the highest literacy rate , defined as the ability to read and write by age 15. Highest Literacy Rates.
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Males aged 15 and over have a literacy rate of 90 %, while females lag at just 82.7%. Other nations with low literacy rates include: Guinea-Bissau (30.4%) South Sudan (34.5%) Mali (35.5%) Central African Republic (37.4%) Burkina Faso (41.2%) Benin (42.4%) Afhganistan (43.0%)
Lowest Literacy Rates
Singapore proved to be the most literate country across the Asia pacific region in 2018. The country demonstrated a youth literacy rate of 99.93 percent, beating the likes of China and Brunei to the top spot. Singapore has exhibited a constant increase of its literacy rate throughout recent years.
North Korea Isolated from the world, North Korea has topped the list for the highest literacy rate of 100%. With a growth rate of 0.46%, the country has developed over the years to boost the literacy rate.
1. Russia : The country with the highest literacy rate in Russia with almost 53% of the population has tertiary education.
According to worldatlas.com, the U.S. has a literacy rate of 86 percent and is number 125 on a list of 197 countries.
Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life. U.S. literacy rate for was 0.00%, a 0% increase from . U.S. literacy rate for was 0.00%, a 0% increase from .
Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24) – Country Ranking
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The global literacy rate for all people aged 15 and above is 86.3% . The global literacy rate for all males is 90.0% and the rate for all females is 82.7% .
A DECADE OF DECLINE : Survey Finds a Decline in Literacy Skills Among College Graduates. Only 31 percent of college graduates have “proficient” prose literacy , indicating that they can compare two viewpoints in an editorial, a decrease of 9 percentage points.
Among the Asian countries, Georgia has the highest literacy rate whereas East Timor has the lowest literacy rate.
Canada tops the list as the most educated country in the world. According to the OECD over 56 percent of adults in the Great White North have earned some kind of education after high school.
China is one of the world’s most popular non-Anglophone study destinations, with 377,000 international students enrolled in 2014. A huge contender in trade, tourism and education, China has one of the largest and strongest higher education systems in the world, positioned eighth in the system strength rankings.