An infographic about the educational system in Nordic Europe compared to the US
I have to say, in a lot of countries in the EU higher education is if not free, very cheap in places. France comes to mind, as well as Germany. And in the UK the system works wonderfully, with students able to borrow from the state and not forced to return the money until they've found employment (either there or abroad, with the sum of the salary dictating the amount they should return per month, etc.). It isn't as rosy in the UK since fees have gone up last year, but before that it was wonderful. It still isn't a bad deal.
Filched from Tumblr.