List of All Universities in the World 2024

Region wise and country-wise all universities in the world are more than 29500. Total number of University updated 2024.

Total Universities in the year 2024: There are more than 29,338 universities in the world updated in the month of April 2024. This number is constantly changing, as new universities are established and existing universities are merged or closed down. However, it gives us a general idea of the scale of the global higher education sector.

The exact number of universities in the world is difficult to pin down due to variations in definitions and data collection methods. However, here are some estimates from different sources:

  • Erudera: 23,625 schools and universities that offer study programs (2024).
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics: over 19,000 universities or equivalent institutions (2024).
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions (2024).
  • Webometrics: ranks over 30,000 institutions.

These figures suggest that the total number of universities worldwide is likely somewhere between 19,000 and 23,625. It’s important to note that these estimates may not include all institutions that consider themselves universities, and the definition of a university can vary depending on the country and region.

The countries with the most universities are India (5,444), the United States (3,278), Indonesia (2,624), China (2585), and Mexico (1169). These countries are home to a large number of students and have a long history of higher education. They also have a diverse range of universities, from public institutions to private colleges and religious seminaries.

AUBSP.com has published updated information related to all universities established in the each country. Here you will find complete list of region wise and country-wise total number of universities in the world.

List of University in World by Country

List of Universities in Africa

There are more than 2100 universities in Africa. AUBSP.com publishes the list of countries in Africa and total number of universities in the respective countries.

RegionName of CountryNo. of Universities
AfricaAlgeria104
AfricaAngola23
AfricaBenin31
AfricaBotswana14
AfricaBurkina Faso17
AfricaBurundi19
AfricaCameroon25
AfricaCape Verde9
AfricaCentral African Republic1
AfricaChad4
AfricaComoros1
AfricaDjibouti1
AfricaDR Congo43
AfricaEgypt76
AfricaEquatorial Guinea1
AfricaEritrea7
AfricaEswatini4
AfricaEthiopia72
AfricaGabon12
AfricaGambia2
AfricaGhana89
AfricaGuinea4
AfricaGuinea-Bissau5
AfricaIvory Coast27
AfricaKenya128
AfricaLesotho2
AfricaLiberia5
AfricaLibya60
AfricaMadagascar12
AfricaMalawi28
AfricaMali9
AfricaMauritania4
AfricaMauritius11
AfricaMayotte1
AfricaMorocco156
AfricaMozambique17
AfricaNamibia4
AfricaNiger2
AfricaNigeria285
AfricaRepublic of the Congo1
AfricaReunion1
AfricaRwanda21
AfricaSao Tome and Principe1
AfricaSenegal37
AfricaSeychelles3
AfricaSierra Leone7
AfricaSomalia112
AfricaSouth Africa124
AfricaSouth Sudan1
AfricaSudan61
AfricaTanzania51
AfricaTogo7
AfricaTunisia237
AfricaUganda68
AfricaWestern Sahara5
AfricaZambia43
AfricaZimbabwe19
Total Universities in Africa2110

List of Universities in Asia

There are more than 15400 universities in Asia. AUBSP.com publishes the list of countries in Asia and total number of universities in the respective countries.

RegionName of CountryNo. of Universities
AsiaAfghanistan97
AsiaArmenia1
AsiaAzerbaijan1
AsiaBahrain14
AsiaBangladesh171
AsiaBhutan10
AsiaBrunei7
AsiaCambodia50
AsiaChina2585
AsiaGeorgia1
AsiaHong Kong21
AsiaIndia5444
AsiaIndonesia2624
AsiaIran461
AsiaIraq122
AsiaIsrael54
AsiaJapan1000
AsiaJordan37
AsiaKazakhstan132
AsiaKuwait13
AsiaKyrgyzstan45
AsiaLaos4
AsiaLebanon47
AsiaMacau10
AsiaMalaysia370
AsiaMaldives5
AsiaMongolia57
AsiaMyanmar1
AsiaNepal33
AsiaNorth Korea1
AsiaOman39
AsiaPakistan365
AsiaPalestine30
AsiaPhilippines366
AsiaQatar16
AsiaSaudi Arabia69
AsiaSingapore45
AsiaSouth Korea1
AsiaSri Lanka61
AsiaSyria42
AsiaTaiwan164
AsiaTajikistan28
AsiaThailand194
AsiaTimor-Leste1
AsiaTurkey212
AsiaTurkmenistan6
AsiaUnited Arab Emirates71
AsiaUzbekistan86
AsiaVietnam184
AsiaYemen49
Total Universities in Asia15447

List of Universities in Europe

There are more than 5500 universities in Europe. AUBSP.com publishes the list of countries in Europe and total number of universities in the respective countries.

RegionName of CountryNo. of Universities
EuropeAlbania44
EuropeAndorra3
EuropeAustria85
EuropeBelarus57
EuropeBelgium91
EuropeBosnia and Herzegovina47
EuropeBulgaria55
EuropeCroatia48
EuropeCyprus38
EuropeCzech Republic69
EuropeDenmark81
EuropeEstonia32
EuropeFaroe Islands1
EuropeFinland42
EuropeFrance636
EuropeGermany486
EuropeGibraltar1
EuropeGreece65
EuropeGuernsey1
EuropeHungary72
EuropeIceland9
EuropeIreland66
EuropeIsle of Man1
EuropeItaly290
EuropeJersey1
EuropeLatvia54
EuropeLiechtenstein3
EuropeLithuania41
EuropeLuxembourg5
EuropeMalta9
EuropeMoldova25
EuropeMonaco1
EuropeMontenegro10
EuropeNetherlands128
EuropeNorth Macedonia1
EuropeNorway47
EuropePoland387
EuropePortugal112
EuropeRomania102
EuropeRussia1054
EuropeSan Marino1
EuropeSerbia93
EuropeSlovakia36
EuropeSlovenia55
EuropeSpain278
EuropeSweden46
EuropeSwitzerland104
EuropeUkraine312
EuropeUnited Kingdom339
EuropeVatican City1
Total Universities in Europe5565

List of Universities in North America

There are more than 5315 universities in North America. AUBSP.com publishes the list of countries in North America and total number of universities in the respective countries.

RegionName of CountryNo. of Universities
North AmericaAnguilla1
North AmericaAntigua and Barbuda2
North AmericaAruba4
North AmericaBahamas2
North AmericaBarbados9
North AmericaBelize4
North AmericaBermuda1
North AmericaBritish Virgin Islands2
North AmericaCanada388
North AmericaCayman Islands5
North AmericaCosta Rica66
North AmericaCuba33
North AmericaCuracao3
North AmericaDominica4
North AmericaDominican Republic62
North AmericaEl Salvador39
North AmericaGreenland1
North AmericaGrenada2
North AmericaGuadeloupe1
North AmericaGuatemala22
North AmericaHaiti21
North AmericaHonduras16
North AmericaJamaica23
North AmericaMartinique1
North AmericaMexico1169
North AmericaMontserrat2
North AmericaNicaragua50
North AmericaPanama29
North AmericaPuerto Rico37
North AmericaSaint Barthelemy1
North AmericaSaint Kitts and Nevis7
North AmericaSaint Lucia5
North AmericaSaint Martin3
North AmericaSaint Pierre and Miquelon1
North AmericaSaint Vincent and the Grenadines2
North AmericaSint Maarten3
North AmericaTrinidad and Tobago13
North AmericaTurks and Caicos Islands2
North AmericaUnited States3278
North AmericaUnited States Virgin Islands1
Total Universities in North America5315

List of Universities in Oceania

There are more than 270 universities in Oceania. AUBSP.com publishes the list of countries in Oceania and total number of universities in the respective countries.

RegionName of UniversityNo. of Universities
OceaniaAmerican Samoa1
OceaniaAustralia185
OceaniaCook Islands1
OceaniaFiji3
OceaniaFrench Polynesia1
OceaniaGuam3
OceaniaKiribati2
OceaniaMarshall Islands1
OceaniaMicronesia1
OceaniaNauru1
OceaniaNew Caledonia1
OceaniaNew Zealand54
OceaniaNiue1
OceaniaNorthern Mariana Islands1
OceaniaPalau1
OceaniaPapua New Guinea6
OceaniaSamoa2
OceaniaSolomon Islands1
OceaniaTokelau1
OceaniaTonga1
OceaniaTuvalu1
OceaniaVanuatu2
OceaniaWallis and Futuna1
Total Universities in Oceania272

List of Universities in South America

There are more than 620 universities in South America. AUBSP.com publishes the list of countries in South America and total number of universities in the respective countries.

RegionName of CountryNo. of Universities
South AmericaArgentina24
South AmericaBolivia45
South AmericaBrazil211
South AmericaChile61
South AmericaColombia110
South AmericaEcuador56
South AmericaFalkland Islands1
South AmericaFrench Guiana1
South AmericaGuyana4
South AmericaParaguay7
South AmericaPeru63
South AmericaSuriname1
South AmericaUruguay6
South AmericaVenezuela39
Total Universities in South America629

We have devided the world into broad four regions.

  • Americas (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)
  • Asia Pacific (Central & South Asia, Northeastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, Australia and Oceania)
  • Europe (Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Europe)
  • Middle East/Africa (Middle East, Northern Africa, Southern Africa)


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