Education often marks the success of a nation and the people in it. As the world has continued to develop, people have constantly debated on which country has the most intelligent students. A new study has shown some surprising results. BBC News is releasing a report that shows which nation has the most intelligent students. The news has people all over the world curious as to what the reports are saying.

This information came about on Tuesday evening. The reports coming from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and focused specifically on higher education. The OECD did a literacy test of graduates from multiple nations, and are showing results based on actual scores as opposed to reputations that certain races or countries may have based solely off of their reputation. The list is as follows:

  1. Japan
  2. Finland
  3. Netherlands
  4. Australia
  5. Norway
  6. Belgium
  7. New Zealand
  8. England
  9. United States
  10. Czech Republic

BBC News also reports that none of the nations that are topping the list have schools that rank as the best in the world. The results now have people looking to the universities in the top five of this list. Not only do their graduates have the highest scores on this list, but their graduates are also excelling in their job markets upon graduation.

This reports also have people looking at the cost of education in each of these countries. While some of the nations on this list offer free and/or affordable higher education at colleges and universities, other nations do not have these offers. Many are looking into what role this may have in certain nations and their ranking on the list.

Higher education will always be used as a tool for people all over the world to compete in the job market and as a position in the world. One can only wonder how this report will motivate countries to move forward in the future.