Luxembourg students in EU top 10 of graduates

The European Union has set a target of 40% of 30-34 year-olds achieving diplomas in higher education by 2020, and Luxembourg is not far off.

Statistics revealed by Eurostat regarding the number of graduates across all EU countries in 2015, show that some countries have already achieved this.

Luxembourg however, doesn’t quite reach this target but has still achieved fourth position in the rankings as 52.3% of students in the thirties graduated in 2015, an increase of 28.7% since 2012.

The Grand Duchy therefore, is very well placed in the top 10 European countries with the most graduates.

Lithuania took the top spot with no less than 57.6% of 30-34 year obtaining a graduate degree while in 2012 they were only 23.4%.

France managed 14th position with 45.1% of graduates, which was still better than Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy.