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The U.S. ranks 15th in tertiary graduation rates

13 April 2010 2 comments

According to the OECD, the United States had a tertiary (college and university) graduation rate of 36.5% in 2007. This rate was high enough to allow the United States to rank fifteenth out of 30 countries in this category. Iceland ranks first in this category with a tertiary graduation rate of 63.1%.

Entry prepared by Sean Fishel.

The U.S. ranks 5th in exports of lemons and limes

12 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAO Stat, the United States exported 147,311 tonnes of lemons and limes in 2007. This was 3.8% of the world’s total lemon and lime exports and was enough for the United States to rank fifth out of 142 countries in this category. Mexico ranked first, exporting 462,868 tonnes of lemons and limes, or 11.7% of the world’s total exports.

Entry prepared by Sean Fishel.

The U.S. ranks 5th in apple exports

23 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAO Stat, the United States exported 663,465 tonnes of apples in 2007. This was 7.8% of the world’s total apple exports and was enough for the United States to rank fifth in that category. Chile ranked first, exporting 1,549,269 tonnes of apples or 18.2% of the total world exports.

Entry by Sean Fishel.

The U.S. ranks 1st in radio stations

22 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has 13,769 radio stations, which makes the United States rank first in this category.

There are 50,839 total radio stations in the world.

Entry prepared by Sean Fishel.