​Higher Education Sector- Past Years

2013

Total number of higher education institutions: 2,788

Total number of number of students in higher education institutions: approximately
34.6 million


2010

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 29,216,733 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2009

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 28,265,025 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2008

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 26,976,244 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2007

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 25,285,551 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2006

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 23,741,859 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2005

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 20,957,082 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2004

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international: 18,352,821 

Source: Ministry of Education of China


2003

Total count of all higher education students, both domestic and international:17,328,475 

Source: Ministry of Education of China