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college education costs around the world

I decided to go look up how much college educations cost in the USA compared to other countries. We have the 3rd highest rates. Only Mexico and Japan have higher rates than the USA. 

Mexico

Education costs: $5,077*

Median income: $4,615

Affordability: 110.01%

Highest ranked university: N/A

Number of universities in the top 100: N/A

*Mexico has a range of higher education costs. Private education in Mexico has average tuition costs of $11,777, while public costs $527.

Japan

Education costs: $11,865

Median income: $22,790

Affordability: 52.06%

Highest ranked university: University of Tokyo (30)

Number of universities in the top 100: 2

USA

Education costs: $13,856*

Median income: $26,990

Affordability: 51.34%

Highest ranked university: California Institute of Technology (1)

Number of universities in the top 100: 51

*The USA has a range of higher education costs. Private education in the USA has average tuition costs of $24,700, while public costs $7,173.

Australia

Education costs: $7,692

Median income: $23,017

Affordability: 33.42%

Highest ranked university: University of Melbourne (37)

Number of universities in the top 100: 4

Latvia

Education costs: $3,299

Median income: $13,646

Affordability: 24.17%

Highest ranked university: N/A

Number of universities in the top 100: N/A

Canada

Education costs: $5,974

Median income: $26,623

Affordability: 22.44%

Highest ranked university: University of Toronto (19)

Number of universities in the top 100: 5

England and Wales

Education costs: $5,288

Median income: $24,652

Affordability: 21.45%

Highest ranked university: University of Oxford (4)

Number of universities in the top 100: 10

New Zealand

Education costs: $3,118

Median income: $19,265

Affordability: 16.18%

Highest ranked university: University of Auckland (173)

Number of universities in the top 100: N/A

Netherlands

Education costs: $3,125

Median income: $28,032

Affordability: 11.15%

Highest ranked university: Utrecht University (63)

Number of universities in the top 100: 4

Finland

Education costs: $1,243

Median income: $21,010

Affordability: 5.92%

Highest ranked university: University of Helsinki (91)

Number of universities in the top 100: N/A

Germany

Education costs: $933

Median income: $22,020

Affordability: 4.24%

Highest ranked university: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (45)

Number of universities in the top 100: 4

Sweden

Education costs: $600

Median income: $20,716

Affordability: 2.89%

Highest ranked university: Karolinska Institute (32)

Number of universities in the top 100: 3

France

Education costs: $585

Median income: $20,660

Affordability: 2.83%

Highest ranked university: École Normale Supérieure (59)

Number of universities in the top 100: 3

Denmark

Education costs: $530

Median income: $22,929

Affordability: 2.31%

Highest ranked university: Aarhus University (125)

Number of universities in the top 100: N/A

Norway

Education costs: $596

Median income: $26,623

Affordability: 2.24%

Highest ranked university: University of Oslo (181)

Number of universities in the top 100: N/A

http://www.businessinsider.com/tuition-costs-by-country-college-higher-education-2012-6#mexico-1

by on Jun. 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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celticdragon77
by on Jun. 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I am pressuming that you mean Russia and Germany. Forever me, if I am not entirely making the connections that you are trying to make though. I hate to respond to this with mere assumptions. So, it would greatly help me to know more of your thoughts. 

Quoting kirbymom:

Here is something to think about........
It's 1930-1945.
You have 2 countires.
1 country had 11 time zones and the other country was slightly larger than Pennsylvania.
The first country was liberal/communistic. The second was conservative.
The first had more natural resourses, in every way.
The second had, by comparison, a small percentage of those same natural resources?
Now, keeping in mind, these two countries both were ruled by dictators who were murderous, montrous and even evil.


Out of these 2 countries, which would you presume to have the highest of technologies?
Bear in mind that the larger of the 2 countries believed that all people were equal. While the secondcountry thrived on inequality, racism and bigotry. By THIS comparison, would you believe that there is a problem in our thinking? Who are the 2 countries and what is the only difference between them? Considering this, It is why our primary educational system is failing and our secondary educational system is thriving.
The age old addage of " You get what you pay for" would seem to be holding true here.


Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air... Emerson 

tuplamama
by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 2:21 AM

 I do not live on message board but I have lived in Finland 46 years and sorry if I do not agree. Yes taxes are based on income but paying over 50% your salary..sorry but never met such person even though some of my friends earn quite a lot and are in high position. I'm really tired of fighting this myth. I guess all I can say is to come live here, work and see yourself

It is not about lack of desire (about college education)but what you want to do. Why get university education if that does not provide what you want to do. Beside university education does not guarantee good salary. There are many jobs where you earn really well and do not require university education. It is just a different way of thinking. Parents here are not upset if their kid doesn't go to university, main thing is that they do what they want to.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

 

According to a Finland message board, you pay national (income) taxes that fluctuates based on your income, and then a municipal tax, which is also progressive (varies dependent on your income)... which, for someone who makes a decent amount of money, could indeed add up to a percentage of more than half their income, when municipal and national taxes are combined.

Do you wonder if the the lack of desire for college education (which you professed as true yourself) could be because with a college education, a person would make more, thus paying much (much) more in taxes?

I know that here, most people wouldn't want to spend 8+ years in college and graduate school to give up 55% of their income to taxes.

Quoting tuplamama:

 I can of course only talk about my own country but I've never met a person who would pay taxes as high as "over half of income". I always feel very surreal when foreigners tell how much I pay taxes...I'm 46 years old and know lots of people here and no one I know pays such high taxes. It is true that if you are Bill Gates type of multi millionaire you probably wouldn't want to live here, you would pay higher taxes than for example in USA.

Tax money is not only used in education but it is used in equal healthcare services, social services to all from birth until death... I do not have to ever worry my kids going hungry or left without education, healthcare or home no matter what happens to me. And services are for everybody, rich and poor, young and old.

As far as education - grade school starts here when kids are 7 years old and lasts 9 years. After that you can apply to upper secondary school(lasts 3 years)and after that you are able to apply to university/college. Or after grade school you can apply to trade school. What ever makes you happy.

More here; http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Koulutus/?lang=en

 

 

 

 

 

 


Your clitoris has over 8000 sensitive nerve endings.......... foreskin has over 20 000.


 




 

tuplamama
by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 2:25 AM

 

Quoting celticdragon77:

You have to apply for secondary school? 

General upper secondary education in Finland

The post-compulsory upper secondary level comprises general and vocational education. Both forms usually take three years and give eligibility for higher education.

About 50 % of the comprehensive school-leavers continue on to general upper secondary education.

General upper secondary education develops all-round general knowledge

Upper secondary school offers general education for students of about 16-19 years of age. It continues the educational task of comprehensive shcool and provides students with the capabilities to continue to further studies.

The admission requirement for general upper secondary education is a school-leaving certificate from basic education. Students apply to general and vocational education through a joint application system. If the number of applicants exceeds the intake, the selection is based on students' school reports. The drop-out rate is low.

The general upper secondary school is based on courses with no specified year-classes. The scope of the syllabus is three years but the studies may be accomplished in two, three or four years. The students may proceed in their studies either as a group or individually.

General upper secondary education is primarily free of charge for students, but students have to pay for the materials.

Matriculation examination

The upper secondary school ends in a matriculation examination, which does not qualify for any occupation. Passing the matriculation examination andentitles students to continue studies in universities, polytechnics or vocational institutions.

Matriculation examination is drawn up nationally, and there is a centralised body to check its individual tests against uniform criteria.

Specialised upper secondary schools

Some upper secondary schools specialise in a certain subject, such as sports, art or music. Other schools may offer special sport and art lines. Some upper secondary schools prepare for and end in an international examination.

 

 

 


Your clitoris has over 8000 sensitive nerve endings.......... foreskin has over 20 000.


 




 

celticdragon77
by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 2:51 AM

No offense. I mean, I appreciate your response to my question, but, you don't homeschool. Why are you joined to a homeschool group? And why do you show up EVERY TIME someone mentions Finland? I have seen you do it for years.

Quoting tuplamama:

 

Quoting celticdragon77:

You have to apply for secondary school? 

General upper secondary education in Finland


The post-compulsory upper secondary level comprises general and vocational education. Both forms usually take three years and give eligibility for higher education.

About 50 % of the comprehensive school-leavers continue on to general upper secondary education.

General upper secondary education develops all-round general knowledge

Upper secondary school offers general education for students of about 16-19 years of age. It continues the educational task of comprehensive shcool and provides students with the capabilities to continue to further studies.

The admission requirement for general upper secondary education is a school-leaving certificate from basic education. Students apply to general and vocational education through a joint application system. If the number of applicants exceeds the intake, the selection is based on students' school reports. The drop-out rate is low.

The general upper secondary school is based on courses with no specified year-classes. The scope of the syllabus is three years but the studies may be accomplished in two, three or four years. The students may proceed in their studies either as a group or individually.

General upper secondary education is primarily free of charge for students, but students have to pay for the materials.

Matriculation examination

The upper secondary school ends in a matriculation examination, which does not qualify for any occupation. Passing the matriculation examination andentitles students to continue studies in universities, polytechnics or vocational institutions.

Matriculation examination is drawn up nationally, and there is a centralised body to check its individual tests against uniform criteria.

Specialised upper secondary schools

Some upper secondary schools specialise in a certain subject, such as sports, art or music. Other schools may offer special sport and art lines. Some upper secondary schools prepare for and end in an international examination.




Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air... Emerson 

tuplamama
by on Jun. 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM

 

Quoting celticdragon77:

No offense. I mean, I appreciate your response to my question, but, you don't homeschool. Why are you joined to a homeschool group? And why do you show up EVERY TIME someone mentions Finland? I have seen you do it for years.

I have not joined your group. This post was not about home schooling but college education around the world. The reason I pop up is because over the years I've seen so much misinformation and also questions about my country in several different boards here on Cafemom even by Cafemom staff. I have no intent to debate or insult anyone. Just want to aswer questions and correct stuff.

 


Your clitoris has over 8000 sensitive nerve endings.......... foreskin has over 20 000.


 




 

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jun. 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Quoting celticdragon77:





You presume correctly. The point I am tryin to make s this....

As uncomfortable as this may be, it says that a conservative view allows technology to advance or grow. This statement is brought on by the question of how could our primary education be in such disrepair but our collegiate educational system is producing some of the top minds in the world .

I have been able to come to grips that even though our collegiate system has many liberals in it's system, it is still based on capitolistic/conservative thinking. While our primary educational system is based only on a liberal view of ... you don't have to bring anything to the table, i.e. skills or finances or talent, to get what is being offered. In any system where you bring nothing to the table, you also take away nothing from the table. That is why our collegiate system still works well but our primary system is flailing in abundance. This view is not popular by any stretch of the imagination , but it holds true nontheless.
Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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