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

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  • Top 10: Number of universities in the top 10
  • Top 10 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 10 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 10 per million: Number of universities in the top 10. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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 United Kingdom United States
Top 10 2
Ranked 2nd.
7
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Top 10 > Per $ GDP 0.013 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 1st. 63% more than United States
0.008 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 2nd.
Top 10 per million 0.0332
Ranked 1st. 40% more than United States
0.0237
Ranked 2nd.
Top 100 13
Ranked 2nd.
31
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.086 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th.
Top 100 per million 0.216
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
0.105
Ranked 13th.
Top 200 24
Ranked 2nd.
54
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.011 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th.
Top 200 per million 0.399
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
0.183
Ranked 17th.
Top 50 8
Ranked 2nd.
20
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.053 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United States
0.024 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 7th.
Top 50 per million 0.133
Ranked 5th. 96% more than United States
0.0677
Ranked 7th.

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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