72% of U.S. students have a home computer, compared to 91.7% in the UK and 85.6% in Canada
The U.S. was not as well-equipped for the massive COVID shift to online learning, with families paying more for internet service and fewer owning home computers than families on other nations.
The U.S. rank 12th for digital infrastructure in an analysis of 30 countries done by Preply, an online tutoring platform. Among the study’s key findings:
- Only 72% of U.S. students have a home computer, compared to 91.7% in the UK and 85.6% in Canada.
- U.S. ranks low for government spending on education per pupil, at 19.4% of GDP per capita.
- The U.S. has 9,303 online learning courses—more than Canada, New Zealand,