Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

July 2015 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 2015 edition): Exactly 23729 universities from all over the world are included,

COUNTRY Top100 Top200 Top500 Top1000 ALL
United States of America 59 86 150 245 3280
United Kingdom 5 11 37 67 291
Canada 5 11 25 32 329
China 4 12 32 95 2481
Australia 4 4 17 30 207
Germany 3 17 37 59 412
Netherlands 2 7 11 13 139
Italy 2 6 17 39 236
Switzerland 2 5 7 10 102
Japan 2 3 12 36 987
Belgium 2 2 6 7 83
Spain 1 7 22 44 238
Taiwan 1 4 11 36 157
Denmark 1 3 5 6 80
Norway 1 3 4 4 58
South Korea 1 2 11 25 381
Hong Kong 1 2 5 6 24
Singapore 1 2 2 2 46
Brazil 1 1 9 21 1585
Finland 1 1 5 10 44
Mexico 1 1 1 6 942
Sweden 0 4 10 11 47
Austria 0 1 5 8 76
Israel 0 1 4 7 35
Portugal 0 1 4 7 110
New Zealand 0 1 4 6 53
Czech Republic 0 1 3 8 81
Russian Federation 0 1 1 5 1484
France 0 0 10 35 566
Thailand 0 0 5 13 181
Poland 0 0 5 8 424
Greece 0 0 3 9 79
Hungary 0 0 3 5 72
Ireland 0 0 3 5 46
Turkey 0 0 2 11 188
Iran 0 0 2 10 587
South Africa 0 0 2 5 130
Malaysia 0 0 1 6 118
Argentina 0 0 1 3 116
Chile 0 0 1 3 79
Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 3 55
Estonia 0 0 1 2 33
Serbia 0 0 1 2 46
Croatia 0 0 1 1 54
Slovenia 0 0 1 1 38
India 0 0 0 6 1620
Colombia 0 0 0 3 294
Indonesia 0 0 0 3 393
Romania 0 0 0 3 108
Slovakia 0 0 0 3 33
United Arab Emirates 0 0 0 1 50
Bulgaria 0 0 0 1 55
Belarus 0 0 0 1 57
Costa Rica 0 0 0 1 57
Cyprus 0 0 0 1 19
Egypt 0 0 0 1 62
Georgia 0 0 0 1 61
Iceland 0 0 0 1 8
Lebanon 0 0 0 1 40
Lithuania 0 0 0 1 44
Luxembourg 0 0 0 1 3
Latvia 0 0 0 1 57
Macao 0 0 0 1 10
Peru 0 0 0 1 93
Puerto Rico 0 0 0 1 38
Andorra 0 0 0 0 1
Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 48
Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 0 0 2
Albania 0 0 0 0 39
Armenia 0 0 0 0 28
Former Netherland Antilles 0 0 0 0 3
Angola 0 0 0 0 22
American Samoa 0 0 0 0 1
Aruba 0 0 0 0 3
Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 41
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 81
Barbados 0 0 0 0 3
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 106
Burkina Faso 0 0 0 0 7
Bahrain 0 0 0 0 15
Burundi 0 0 0 0 4
Benin 0 0 0 0 7
Bermuda 0 0 0 0 1
Brunei Darussalam 0 0 0 0 5
Bolivia 0 0 0 0 49
Bahamas 0 0 0 0 2
Bhutan 0 0 0 0 10
Botswana 0 0 0 0 6
Belize 0 0 0 0 4
Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 0 0 0 20
Central African Republic 0 0 0 0 1
Congo 0 0 0 0 3
Côte d'Ivoire 0 0 0 0 11
Cameroon 0 0 0 0 18
Cuba 0 0 0 0 28
Cabo Verde 0 0 0 0 3
Curaçao 0 0 0 0 3
Djibouti 0 0 0 0 1
Dominica 0 0 0 0 3
Dominican Republic 0 0 0 0 32
Algeria 0 0 0 0 85
Ecuador 0 0 0 0 61
Eritrea 0 0 0 0 1
Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 35
Fiji 0 0 0 0 5
Micronesia 0 0 0 0 1
Faroe Islands 0 0 0 0 1
Gabon 0 0 0 0 2
Grenada 0 0 0 0 2
Ghana 0 0 0 0 58
Greenland 0 0 0 0 1
Gambia 0 0 0 0 2
Guinea 0 0 0 0 1
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 0 0 1
Guatemala 0 0 0 0 19
Guam 0 0 0 0 3
Guyana 0 0 0 0 4
Honduras 0 0 0 0 15
Haiti 0 0 0 0 16
Isle of Man 0 0 0 0 1
Other 1 0 0 0 0 6
Iraq 0 0 0 0 57
Jamaica 0 0 0 0 23
Jordan 0 0 0 0 36
Kenya 0 0 0 0 66
Kyrgyzstan 0 0 0 0 22
Cambodia 0 0 0 0 42
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0 0 0 6
North Korea 0 0 0 0 2
Kuwait 0 0 0 0 11
Cayman Islands 0 0 0 0 4
Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 106
Lao People's Democratic Republic 0 0 0 0 3
Saint Lucia 0 0 0 0 3
Liechtenstein 0 0 0 0 3
Sri Lanka 0 0 0 0 48
Liberia 0 0 0 0 4
Lesotho 0 0 0 0 2
Libya 0 0 0 0 14
Morocco 0 0 0 0 192
Monaco 0 0 0 0 1
Moldova 0 0 0 0 26
Montenegro 0 0 0 0 3
Madagascar 0 0 0 0 14
Marshall Islands 0 0 0 0 1
Macedonia FYR 0 0 0 0 19
Mali 0 0 0 0 1
Myanmar 0 0 0 0 14
Mongolia 0 0 0 0 24
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0 0 0 1
Mauritania 0 0 0 0 3
Malta 0 0 0 0 4
Mauritius 0 0 0 0 6
Maldives 0 0 0 0 4
Malawi 0 0 0 0 7
Mozambique 0 0 0 0 9
Namibia 0 0 0 0 4
New Caledonia 0 0 0 0 1
Niger 0 0 0 0 1
Nigeria 0 0 0 0 229
Nicaragua 0 0 0 0 40
Nepal 0 0 0 0 25
Niue 0 0 0 0 1
Oman 0 0 0 0 27
Panama 0 0 0 0 27
French Polynesia 0 0 0 0 1
Papua New Guinea 0 0 0 0 5
Philippines 0 0 0 0 272
Pakistan 0 0 0 0 288
Palestine 0 0 0 0 17
Palau 0 0 0 0 1
Paraguay 0 0 0 0 42
Qatar 0 0 0 0 7
Rwanda 0 0 0 0 14
Seychelles 0 0 0 0 2
Sudan 0 0 0 0 34
Sierra Leone 0 0 0 0 3
San Marino 0 0 0 0 1
Senegal 0 0 0 0 13
Somalia 0 0 0 0 23
Suriname 0 0 0 0 1
South Sudan 0 0 0 0 2
El Salvador 0 0 0 0 37
Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 24
Swaziland 0 0 0 0 2
Chad 0 0 0 0 1
Togo 0 0 0 0 3
Tajikistan 0 0 0 0 12
Timor-Leste 0 0 0 0 2
Tunisia 0 0 0 0 197
Tonga 0 0 0 0 1
Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 0 0 8
Other 2 0 0 0 0 7
Tanzania 0 0 0 0 52
Ukraine 0 0 0 0 295
Uganda 0 0 0 0 37
Uruguay 0 0 0 0 40
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 62
Venezuela 0 0 0 0 69
Virgin Islands British 0 0 0 0 2
Virgin Islands US 0 0 0 0 1
Viet Nam 0 0 0 0 122
Vanuatu 0 0 0 0 1
Samoa 0 0 0 0 2
Yemen 0 0 0 0 28
Zambia 0 0 0 0 16
Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0 13