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Education > Universities Stats: compare key data on China & United States

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  • Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • Top 50 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 50 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT China United States
Top 100 4
Ranked 7th.
31
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than China
Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.034 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th. 9% more than China
Top 100 per million 0.00307
Ranked 21st.
0.105
Ranked 13th. 34 times more than China
Top 200 6
Ranked 10th.
54
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than China
Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 23th.
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th. 25% more than China
Top 200 per million 0.0046
Ranked 29th.
0.183
Ranked 17th. 40 times more than China
Top 50 1
Ranked 11th.
20
Ranked 1st. 20 times more than China
Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.009 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th.
0.024 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than China
Top 50 per million 0.000767
Ranked 12th.
0.0677
Ranked 7th. 88 times more than China

SOURCES: The Times, 2005; The Times, 2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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