According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, American students scored 502 in the science component of the 2009 PISA assessment. That was enough for the United States to rank twenty-third out of sixty-five ranked economies. China-Shanghai ranked first with a score of 575.
According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2005 the United States spent an estimated 5.30% of its GDP on education, which makes the United States tied for fifty-fourth in that category with Belize, Jamaica, and the Netherlands, out of one hundred eighty-two ranked countries. Kiribati ranks first, at 17.80%.
According to the OECD, the United States has an average of 66.1 teaching staff members for every 1,000 college students, which is enough to make the United States rank 12th out of 24 ranked nations in that category. Sweden ranks first, with 114.2 teaching staff for every 1,000 college students.
Entry by Dave Bleier.
According to the OECD 10.0% of the government expenditure in the United States is spent on education, which makes the United States rank eighth out of twenty-eight ranked nations in that category. Mexico ranks first with 15.1%.
Entry by Katie Mibaum.
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States spends $10,821 per student on secondary education, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, at $18,144.
Entry by Katie Mibaum
According to data compiled by the OECD in 2007, 3% of foreign college students in the United States are studying education, making the United States rank nineteenth out of twenty-seven OECD countries in that category. Turkey ranks first, with 9.5% of foreign students studying education.
Entry by Beth Gosier