Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

July 2018 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 2018 edition): Exactly 28077 universities from all over the world are included.

COUNTRY TOP 100 TOP 202 TOP 500 TOP 1000 TOP 5001 TOP 10006 ALL
United States of America 58 91 159 258 1041 2278 3257
United Kingdom 7 17 42 80 142 193 280
Australia 6 8 22 34 42 69 188
Canada 5 13 24 34 81 158 355
China 4 11 39 105 490 1403 2208
Germany 3 13 38 60 134 270 465
Netherlands 3 6 11 13 34 59 133
Switzerland 3 5 7 11 24 49 102
Denmark 2 3 5 6 9 19 76
Belgium 2 2 6 8 17 35 82
Hong Kong 1 4 6 6 13 15 21
Japan 1 3 13 26 268 459 980
Norway 1 2 4 4 23 34 50
Singapore 1 2 2 3 11 22 45
Brazil 1 1 7 20 177 299 1394
Taiwan 1 1 6 20 91 132 160
Finland 1 1 5 10 19 35 46
Sweden   5 9 11 30 38 46
Italy   4 17 42 77 111 239
Spain   2 10 30 83 114 261
South Korea   2 7 21 104 138 370
Israel   2 5 7 18 33 42
Austria   1 5 11 26 51 79
New Zealand   1 4 6 13 22 56
Czech Republic   1 3 5 21 32 80
Mexico   1 1 5 67 120 916
France     8 40 157 268 620
Portugal     6 6 38 54 116
South Africa     4 7 22 24 120
Poland     3 11 71 120 405
Greece     3 7 31 46 76
Ireland     3 6 17 30 71
Russian Federation     2 8 122 277 1172
Saudi Arabia     2 4 22 43 64
Argentina     2 3 45 73 116
Chile     2 3 37 47 146
Turkey     1 11 92 153 183
Iran     1 9 145 211 607
Malaysia     1 5 39 61 301
Hungary     1 4 15 30 68
Estonia     1 2 5 10 29
Belarus     1 1 9 27 57
Slovenia     1 1 5 8 40
Iceland     1 1 4 8 9
India       8 257 568 3944
Thailand       6 40 92 179
Colombia       4 56 110 289
Indonesia       2 68 216 2110
Romania       2 35 58 103
Egypt       1 32 38 64
Bulgaria       1 17 36 54
Slovakia       1 17 18 36
Lithuania       1 12 14 43
Lebanon       1 9 11 41
Costa Rica       1 8 11 59
Kenya       1 7 20 127
Croatia       1 6 12 50
Cyprus       1 6 9 26
Puerto Rico       1 5 13 39
Macao       1 5 7 10
Malta       1 1 2 4
Luxembourg       1 1 1 3
Pakistan         54 103 306
Algeria         32 45 103
Ukraine         31 115 326
Nigeria         26 62 253
Bangladesh         26 50 146
Ecuador         26 38 62
Viet Nam         18
62
132
Jordan         17 25 37
Peru         16 39 182
United Arab Emirates         15 24 63
Iraq         13 24 93
Morocco         12 18 152
Venezuela         11 20 66
Sri Lanka         10 15 57
Philippines         9 35 266
Serbia         9 13 72
Tunisia         7 15 197
Palestina         7 11 24
Ethiopia         7 8 62
Cuba         6 16 28
Bosnia and Herzegovina         6 10 59
Uruguay         5 15 40
Latvia         5 12 52
Tanzania         5 12 52
Ghana         4 11 66
Bolivia         4 9 55
Kuwait         4 7 12
Oman         4 6 37
Guatemala         4 5 20
Kazakhstan         3 16 122
Sudan         3 12 52
Dominican Republic         3 9 40
Georgia         3 8 62
North Macedonia         3 8 20
Zimbabwe         3 8 15
Mongolia         3 5 50
Nepal         3 5 29
Cameroon         3 5 15
Qatar         3 4 9
Uganda         2 11 69
Albania         2 8 35
Nicaragua         2 7 42
El Salvador         2 7 38
Armenia         2 6 35
Libya         2 6 26
Moldova         2 6 26
Bahrain         2 5 14
International         2 5 7
Paraguay         2 4 38
Panama         2 4 27
Jamaica         2 3 22
Honduras         2 3 16
Brunei Darussalam         2 3 6
Namibia         2 2 5
Fiji         2 2 3
Uzbekistan         1 4 71
Azerbaijan         1 4 48
Yemen         1 4 47
Mozambique         1 4 9
Malawi         1 3 12
Trinidad and Tobago         1 3 12
Mauritius         1 3 9
Papua New Guinea         1 3 5
Senegal         1 2 29
Zambia         1 2 22
Burkina Faso         1 2 7
Botswana         1 2 7
Togo         1 2 4
Laos         1 2 3
Rwanda         1 1 21
Madagascar         1 1 12
Benin         1 1 10
Barbados         1 1 6
Dominica         1 1 3
Guam         1 1 3
Liechtenstein         1 1 3
Montenegro         1 1 3
Grenada         1 1 2
Swaziland         1 1 2
Faroe Islands         1 1 1
French Polynesia         1 1 1
San Marino         1 1 1
Virgin Islands, US         1 1 1
Syria           6 32
Cambodia           4 55
Kyrgyzstan           3 38
Somalia           2 66
Belize           2 5
Afghanistan           1 88
Myanmar           1 43
Angola           1 21
Haiti           1 15
Congo, (Kinshasa)           1 14
Côte d'Ivoire           1 12
Bhutan           1 9
Guyana           1 8
Saint Kitts and Nevis           1 7
Cape Verde           1 6
Cayman Islands            1 5
Burundi           1 4
Suriname           1 3
Antigua and Barbuda           1 2
Bahamas           1 2
Lesotho           1 2
Seychelles           1 2
Samoa           1 2
Andorra           1 1
Anguilla           1 1
American Samoa           1 1
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba         1 1
Micronesia           1 1
Greenland           1 1
Monaco           1 1
Niger           1 1
Tajikistan             27
Saint Lucia             7
Curaçao             6
Gabon             6
Sierra Leone             5
Timor-Leste             5
Liberia             4
Mali             4
Mauritania             4
Maldives             4
South Sudan             4
Aruba             3
Gambia             3
Guinea             3
Congo (Brazzaville)             2
Montserrat             2
Saint Vincent and Grenadines           2
Bermuda             1
Central African Republic             1
Djibouti             1
Eritrea             1
French Guiana             1
Equatorial Guinea             1
Isle of Man              1
North Korea             1
Marshall Islands             1
Northern Mariana Islands             1
Niue              1
Palau             1
Solomon Islands             1
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)             1
Tonga             1
British Virgin Islands             1
Vanuatu             1
Other         5 8 11
TOTAL 100 202 500 1000 5001 10006 28077