Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

July 2016 edition

        Most of the papers analysing ranking results only use the data from the top 500 universities, a sample that is clearly not very representative for most of the countries. For example, although there are countries where the whole set of their universities are in the upper category, others as important as the USA, that has a lot of universities in the elite, also shows over 2000 of its HEIs beyond the 5000th mark.

        As we believe the experts should go beyond the Top 500 biased analysis, we provide here the tabla with the data by country that can be useful for economic-related analysis (July 2016 edition): Exactly 26355 universities from all over the world are included,

COUNTRY 1-100 101-300 301-500 501-1000 1001-5000 50001-10000 ALL
United States of America 57 49 44 96 801 1351 3295
United Kingdom 8 17 13 39 64 57 287
China 7 11 13 34 503 976 2313
Canada 5 13 6 8 52 84 352
Australia 4 4 12 10 10 21 202
Germany 2 21 18 20 70 166 455
Netherlands 2 8 1 2 19 26 138
Switzerland 2 5 0 3 15 20 100
Singapore 2 0 0 1 8 11 44
Italy 1 8 6 29 35 32 236
Japan 1 5 5 19 231 215 986
Brazil 1 4 3 15 170 111 1539
Hong Kong 1 4 0 1 5 3 23
South Korea 1 3 6 22 67 63 378
Taiwan 1 3 4 18 69 41 158
Belgium 1 3 3 0 12 20 85
Denmark 1 2 2 1 2 17 78
Norway 1 2 1 0 22 10 55
Finland 1 1 3 4 9 20 44
Mexico 1 0 0 5 61 38 938
Spain 0 10 13 23 35 35 250
Sweden 0 8 2 1 17 8 47
France 0 3 9 29 126 107 569
Portugal 0 3 3 2 31 12 114
Austria 0 2 2 6 18 25 76
Israel 0 2 2 3 9 10 41
Greece 0 2 1 6 21 17 77
Ireland 0 2 1 2 14 10 47
New Zealand 0 1 3 3 5 11 52
Czechia 0 1 2 5 13 15 80
Chile 0 1 1 1 32 15 79
Russian Federation 0 1 0 7 98 210 1352
Slovenia 0 1 0 0 3 2 37
Poland 0 0 4 7 68 78 422
Thailand 0 0 3 6 42 49 179
Malaysia 0 0 3 3 31 23 332
Iran 0 0 2 8 110 69 598
South Africa 0 0 2 5 16 1 124
Turkey 0 0 1 10 79 63 187
Hungary 0 0 1 4 12 16 72
Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 3 15 16 55
Argentina 0 0 1 2 40 34 117
Estonia 0 0 1 1 3 7 30
Croatia 0 0 1 0 5 1 52
Iceland 0 0 1 0 3 2 8
Puerto Rico 0 0 1 0 5 7 36
India 0 0 0 9 235 222 4029
Colombia 0 0 0 3 53 33 293
Indonesia 0 0 0 3 69 77 474
Slovakia 0 0 0 3 12 4 33
Egypt 0 0 0 2 25 8 61
Romania 0 0 0 2 32 19 106
Serbia 0 0 0 2 5 2 46
Bulgaria 0 0 0 1 16 13 56
Belarus 0 0 0 1 8 16 57
Costa Rica 0 0 0 1 6 7 59
Cyprus 0 0 0 1 6 1 20
Jamaica 0 0 0 1 2 1 23
Jordan 0 0 0 1 14 3 36
Kenya 0 0 0 1 5 10 140
Lebanon 0 0 0 1 8 3 42
Lithuania 0 0 0 1 10 9 44
Luxembourg 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Macao 0 0 0 1 4 3 10
Peru 0 0 0 1 13 16 94
Andorra 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
United Arab Emirates 0 0 0 0 14 8 51
Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 1 0 48
Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Albania 0 0 0 0 1 5 36
Armenia 0 0 0 0 2 3 35
Former Netherlands Antilles 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Aruba 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 1 3 41
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 6 4 82
Barbados 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 24 16 114
Burkina Faso 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Bahrain 0 0 0 0 2 0 14
Burundi 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Benin 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Bermuda 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Brunei Darussalam 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
Bolivia 0 0 0 0 3 4 55
Bahamas 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Bhutan 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
Botswana 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Belize 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Congo Democratic Republic 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
Central African Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Congo 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Côte d'Ivoire 0 0 0 0 0 1 11
Cameroon 0 0 0 0 2 5 16
Cuba 0 0 0 0 5 5 27
Cabo Verde 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Curaçao 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Djibouti 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dominica 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 2 5 32
Algeria 0 0 0 0 25 10 83
Ecuador 0 0 0 0 18 12 60
Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 4 3 34
Fiji 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Micronesia 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Faroe Islands 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Gabon 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Grenada 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Georgia 0 0 0 0 2 6 64
Ghana 0 0 0 0 5 2 60
Greenland 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Gambia 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Guatemala 0 0 0 0 4 2 18
Guam 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Guyana 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Honduras 0 0 0 0 2 1 15
Haiti 0 0 0 0 0 1 16
Isle of Man 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
Iraq 0 0 0 0 6 7 69
Kyrgyzstan 0 0 0 0 0 5 29
Cambodia 0 0 0 0 0 3 46
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Korea Democratic People's Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kuwait 0 0 0 0 4 2 11
Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 7 9 104
Lao 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Saint Lucia 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Sri Lanka 0 0 0 0 9 7 52
Liberia 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Lesotho 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Latvia 0 0 0 0 6 8 56
Libya 0 0 0 0 1 2 15
Morocco 0 0 0 0 10 8 184
Monaco 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Moldova 0 0 0 0 2 3 27
Montenegro 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Madagascar 0 0 0 0 2 0 13
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Macedonia FYR 0 0 0 0 2 2 19
Mali 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Myanmar 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Mongolia 0 0 0 0 2 3 26
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Mauritania 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Malta 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Mauritius 0 0 0 0 1 1 6
Maldives 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Malawi 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Mozambique 0 0 0 0 2 2 9
Namibia 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
New Caledonia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Niger 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Nigeria 0 0 0 0 23 17 223
Nicaragua 0 0 0 0 3 2 42
Nepal 0 0 0 0 2 1 25
Niue 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oman 0 0 0 0 3 5 31
Panama 0 0 0 0 2 0 26
French Polynesia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Papua New Guinea 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
Philippines 0 0 0 0 11 15 271
Pakistan 0 0 0 0 42 29 314
Palestine, State of 0 0 0 0 6 5 17
Palau 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Paraguay 0 0 0 0 1 2 41
Qatar 0 0 0 0 3 2 7
Rwanda 0 0 0 0 1 1 14
Solomon Islands 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Seychelles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sudan 0 0 0 0 2 6 35
Sierra Leone 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
San Marino 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Senegal 0 0 0 0 1 0 13
Somalia 0 0 0 0 0 1 21
Suriname 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
South Sudan 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
El Salvador 0 0 0 0 2 6 37
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 2 3 24
Swaziland 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Togo 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Tajikistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Timor-Leste 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Tunisia 0 0 0 0 6 7 190
Tonga 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 1 3 10
Not recognized 0 0 0 0 5 0 7
Tanzania 0 0 0 0 5 4 51
Ukraine 0 0 0 0 35 62 344
Uganda 0 0 0 0 2 6 46
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 5 6 40
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 0 3 66
Venezuela 0 0 0 0 11 10 70
Virgin Islands British 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Virgin Islands U.S. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Viet Nam 0 0 0 0 23 37 121
Vanuatu 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Yemen 0 0 0 0 1 3 24
Zambia 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0 3 3 13