Higher education attainment is on the rise across the countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 36 mostly wealthy or relatively wealthy nations.
OECD released the newest installment of its annual Education at a Glance report on Tuesday. Among the findings, 44 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds held a tertiary degree across the OECD member states in 2018, a nine percentage point increase from 2008, when just 35 percent did.
The employment rate for adults with a tertiary degree is nine percentage points higher than the employment rate for adults with an upper secondary degree, and tertiary-educated adults earn on average 57 percent more.
This year’s report focuses on tertiary education, a category that encompasses sub-baccalaureate programs, as well as programs at