List of universities in the People's Republic of China

List of universities in the People's Republic of China

This article is a list of universities in the People's Republic of China by provincial-level divisions.

By the end of 2004, China had 2,236 colleges and universities, with over 20 million students enrolled.[1] More than 6 million Chinese students graduated from university in 2008.[2] The "Project 211" for creating 100 universities began in the mid-1990s, and has merged more than 700 institutions of higher learning into about 300 universities. The University of International Business and Economics in Beijing was the first of such example.[dubious ]

Corresponding with the merging of many public universities, has been the rapid expansion of the private sector since 1999. As of 2006, private universities accounted for around 6 percent of student enrolments, or about 1.3 million of the 20 million students enrolled in formal higher education.[3][dubious ]



The following notations is used:

  • National (Direct): Directly administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • National (Other): Administered by other ministries
  • Ω (National Key Universities): Universities with high regards from the MOE and the Chinese government
  • Provincial: Public university administered by the province
  • Municipal: Public university administered by the municipality
  • Private: Privately owned and funded university


  • Anhui
  • Fujian
  • Gansu
  • Guangdong
  • Guizhou
  • Hainan
  • Hebei
  • Heilongjiang
  • Henan
  • Hubei
  • Hunan
  • Jiangsu
  • Jiangxi
  • Jilin
  • Liaoning
  • Qinghai
  • Shaanxi
  • Shandong
  • Shanxi
  • Sichuan
  • Yunnan
  • Zhejiang

Autonomous regions

  • Guangxi
  • Inner Mongolia
  • Ningxia
  • Tibet
  • Xinjiang


  • Beijing
  • Chongqing
  • Shanghai
  • Tianjin

Special administrative regions


Established rankings include:

See also

Related lists


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