Can anyone outsmart the United States? These four countries have

Can anyone outsmart the United States? These four countries have

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#10. Australia.

Population with tertiary education: 38.3%
Average annual growth rate: 3.1%
Education spending as pct. of GDP: 6.1% (16th lowest)

PHOTO: Young pilgrams walk through the International College of Management campus at North Head in the lead up to the Opening Mass for World Youth Day 2008 on July 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Organised every two to three years by the Catholic Church, World Youth Day (WYD) is an invitation from the Pope to the youth of the world to celebrate their faith. The celebration, being held in Sydney from July 15 to July 20, 2008, will mark the first visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Australia.

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by Zach Wade

KMOV.com

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 12:45 PM

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has played down international handholding and publicized a competitive ranking for the prize of most educated country.

This battle of the brains is no lowbrow brawl. The study takes into account percentage of adults with post-secondary education, percentage of GDP spent on education, and rates of overall growth. 

If that hasn't lost you, you're probably a major asset to team USA. America scored worse than most developed nations on high-level reading skills. Still, these neck-and-neck rivalries might surprise you.

Tap the photo at the top to see the rankings. 

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