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The U.S. ranks 23rd in PISA science score

25 January 2011 Leave a comment

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.

The U.S. ranks 54th in education expenditures

16 October 2010 1 comment

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%.

The U.S. ranks 14th in arts participation

20 September 2010 2 comments

According to the World Values Survey, 15.1% of Americans are actively involved in an arts, music, or education association, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of fifty-four countries ranked in that category. New Zealand rans first, at 25.5%.

The U.S. ranks 12th in college faculty to student ratio

3 March 2010 Leave a comment

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.

The U.S. ranks 8th in expenditure on education

27 February 2010 Leave a comment

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.

The U.S. ranks 4th in money spent per student on secondary education

26 February 2010 1 comment

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

The U.S. ranks 19th in foreign students studying education

25 February 2010 1 comment

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