Education in New England

Rhode Island and New England…
A great place for a great head-start

There is little doubt that the United States probably has some of the best universities in the world. Those top universities have generated significant social, economic and scientific impact.

Higher Education

Rhode Island was the home of the industrial revolution in North America. New England is home to some of the oldest and world renowned institutions of higher education, such as Harvard, Brown, MIT, Yale, Dartmouth College, Tufts, Worchester Poly Tech, four of the eight Ivy League schools.

Top countries of Nobel Laureates (as of Jan 2015).

1. USA – 353 (not including those who were born in one country but won Nobel Prize after moving to the USA)
2. United Kingdom – 115
3. Germany – 102
4. France – 67
5. Sweden – 30
6. Russia – 27
7. Switzerland – 26
8. Canada – 23
9. Japan – 22
10. Austria – 21
11. Italy – 20
12. Netherlands – 19
13. Poland – 16 (6 became USA citizen)
14. Australia – 13
15. Denmark – 13
16. Norway – 13
17. Hungary – 12
18. Israel – 12
19. Belgium – 11
20. Ireland – 10

Top 100 universities around the world

According to timeshighereducation.co.uk

3 of the top 5 universities in the world are in the USA.
7 of the top 10 universities in the world are in the USA.
15 of the top 20 universities in the world are in the USA.
28 of the top 50 universities in the world are in the USA.
45 of the top 100 universities in the world are in the USA.

Government spending on education

According to the University of South California report:

Total government spending on education – top 5 countries are (Billion US Dollars):
USA – 809.6
Japan – 160.5
Germany – 129.8
United Kingdom – 122.6
France – 121
Annual spending on school aged children:

USA – 7743
UK – 5834
Australia – 5756
Canada – 5749
Finland – 5653