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CoverageEdit

Wikidata should be relatively complete in listing major academic institutions, but there may be gaps by type or by country. The following are the current counts as of March 2017:

Counts by TypeEdit

Query:

select ?type ?typeLabel (COUNT(*) as ?count) where {
  ?item wdt:P31 ?type .
  ?type wdt:P279* wd:Q4671277 .
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en" . }
  } group by ?type ?typeLabel order by desc(?count)
Run it!

Note that there may be some double-counting if an item has more than one P31 statement.

Institution class Count in wikidata
university (Q3918) 13300
college (Q189004) 1618
vocational school (Q322563) 848
business school (Q1143635) 674
higher education institution (Q38723) 633
community college (Q1336920) 598
Engineering College (Q17015796) 594
junior college (Q370258) 484
art school (Q383092) 433
private university (Q902104) 372
university of applied sciences (Q1365560) 344
military academy (Q917182) 312
law school (Q1321960) 311
public university (Q875538) 256
military school (Q1935049) 240
folk high school (Q170087) 194
academy of sciences (Q414147) 156
academy (Q162633) 110
institute of technology (Q1371037) 108
land-grant university (Q615150) 107
historically black colleges and universities (Q1620945) 98
drama school (Q2143781) 92
liberal arts college (Q1377182) 81
research university (Q15936437) 79
journalism school (Q352102) 75
liberal arts college in the United States (Q6540832) 62
film school (Q380093) 57
university college (Q7894996) 53
staff college (Q1522839) 52
maritime college (Q1715155) 50
grande école (Q847027) 47
Catholic university (Q557206) 46
college of the University of Oxford (Q2581649) 45
Colleges That Change Lives (Q20925702) 43
residential college (Q2680291) 36
academic institution (Q4671277) 36
pontifical university (Q2120466) 35
Hochschule (Q21028957) 35
college of the University of Cambridge (Q1055028) 31
tribal colleges and universities (Q7840326) 31
cooking school (Q5167149) 30
architecture school (Q10273077) 25
consortium of universities in France (Q3412198) 24
university college (Q15407956) 24
design school (Q21540699) 22
Höhere Technische Lehranstalt (Q1643737) 22
École nationale supérieure (Q3578166) 21
college of music (Q3889692) 21
college of technology in Japan (Q841248) 19
CEGEP (Q1110056) 19
school of education (Q2120173) 19
women's college (Q3660535) 18
college of Durham University (Q5146929) 17
technical school (Q7692354) 17
technological educational institute (Q12885307) 14
naval academy (Q1898357) 13
civil college (Q11582564) 13
deemed university (Q3520135) 13
TAFE institute (Q26780690) 12
national university (Q265662) 12
research and education unit (Q3550804) 12
Colonial Colleges (Q1188663) 9
Bible college (Q576603) 9
national academy (Q1966910) 9
collegiate university (Q3354859) 9
Q28017217 9
nursing school (Q446901) 8
university of applied sciences (Q19152599) 8
école normale supérieure (Q135436) 7
private Hochschule (Q963908) 7
military training facility (Germany) (Q1935147) 7
University of applied sciences (Switzerland) (Q15850083) 7
Original Public Ivy (Q20971972) 7
police academy (Q277845) 7
dental school (Q5259432) 7
teacher training college (Q7691226) 7
international university (Q10829188) 7
vocational university (Q17028020) 6
veterinary medicine school (Q1384955) 6
Group of universities and institutions (France) (Q15974764) 6
polytechnic (Q845392) 5
sun grant institution (Q7638697) 5
Adult education centre (Germany) (Q1469420) 5
Technische Hochschule (Q346549) 4
university in France (Q3551775) 4
Indian Institutes of Technology (Q622358) 3
air force academy (Q4698330) 3
women's college in the United States (Q8031137) 3
medical university (Q1916585) 3
business college (Q5001855) 3
labor universities (Q5690751) 3
residential college (Q7315473) 3
College of Agriculture and Technology (Q13021148) 3
cadet corps (Q54552) 2
church college (Q1743327) 2
Offizierhochschule of former DDR (Q2015912) 2
state university in India (Q7603893) 2
sea grant institution (Q21032617) 2
space grant institution (Q21032622) 2
University of the German Federal Armed Forces (Q1475244) 2
comprehensive university (Q1767829) 2
Q3803846 2
honors college (Q5897087) 2
Q1391285 1
Kriegsakademie (Q1703660) 1
Kriegsschule (Q1713061) 1
Volksuniversiteit (Q2375056) 1
school of defense (Q3269025) 1
United States senior military college (Q3445354) 1
École supérieure de commerce (Q3578442) 1
colleges within universities in the United Kingdom (Q5146936) 1
military infantry school (Q7432476) 1
Officer Candidate School (Q12622609) 1
Q15850048 1
Women's colleges in the Southern United States (Q16147814) 1
animation school (Q23003754) 1
Q811093 1
new university (Q987075) 1
École des Beaux-Arts (Q1056289) 1
open supported learning (Q1407393) 1
hospitality school (Q1631154) 1
institute for advanced study (Q2586266) 1
ancient university of Scotland (Q3998530) 1
federal university (Q4481793) 1
vocational school in the Empire of Japan (Q11452760) 1
polytechnic (Q15456933) 1
Q19971676 1

Counts by CountryEdit

Query:

select ?country ?countryLabel (COUNT(*) as ?count) where {
  ?item wdt:P31/wdt:P279* wd:Q4671277 ;
        wdt:P17 ?country .
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en" . }
  } group by ?country ?countryLabel order by desc(?count)
Run it!

It would be useful to have a reasonable source on the total number of higher education/academic institutions by country. Estimates are that there are a little over 4000 in the US (so we have most of those) but over 5000 in India (so we are missing the vast majority of those).

Institution country Count in wikidata
United States of America (Q30) 4052
Japan (Q17) 1701
India (Q668) 1305
People's Republic of China (Q148) 806
United Kingdom (Q145) 726
Poland (Q36) 720
Germany (Q183) 650
France (Q142) 632
Russia (Q159) 609
Indonesia (Q252) 454
Brazil (Q155) 411
Canada (Q16) 367
South Korea (Q884) 326
Turkey (Q43) 240
Ukraine (Q212) 209
Sweden (Q34) 208
Norway (Q20) 202
Italy (Q38) 196
Spain (Q29) 187
Iran (Q794) 182
Philippines (Q928) 177
Mexico (Q96) 162
Australia (Q408) 134
Bangladesh (Q902) 122
Argentina (Q414) 121
Taiwan (Q865) 120
Netherlands (Q55) 115
Pakistan (Q843) 111
Thailand (Q869) 108
Switzerland (Q39) 106
Denmark (Q35) 98
Belgium (Q31) 94
Peru (Q419) 90
Malaysia (Q833) 85
Austria (Q40) 85
Vietnam (Q881) 82
Colombia (Q739) 74
Finland (Q33) 67
Romania (Q218) 67
Hungary (Q28) 66
Israel (Q801) 65
Chile (Q298) 64
Egypt (Q79) 64
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Q83286) 64
Venezuela (Q717) 60
Greece (Q41) 58
Czech Republic (Q213) 55
Iraq (Q796) 55
Afghanistan (Q889) 49
Azerbaijan (Q227) 47
South Africa (Q258) 47
Uganda (Q1036) 47
Nigeria (Q1033) 47
Portugal (Q45) 45
Singapore (Q334) 44
Belarus (Q184) 43
Armenia (Q399) 40
Algeria (Q262) 40
Kazakhstan (Q232) 39
Bulgaria (Q219) 38
Tunisia (Q948) 36
Jordan (Q810) 35
Albania (Q222) 34
Ecuador (Q736) 34
Republic of Ireland (Q27) 34
Lebanon (Q822) 33
Georgia (Q230) 32
Estonia (Q191) 31
Latvia (Q211) 30
Sri Lanka (Q854) 29
Kenya (Q114) 28
Morocco (Q1028) 27
Saudi Arabia (Q851) 27
Ghana (Q117) 26
Lithuania (Q37) 26
Tanzania (Q924) 26
Syria (Q858) 26
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Q974) 26
Serbia (Q403) 25
Somalia (Q1045) 25
Soviet Union (Q15180) 24
Cambodia (Q424) 24
Slovakia (Q214) 23
Costa Rica (Q800) 23
Cuba (Q241) 22
New Zealand (Q664) 21
Sudan (Q1049) 21
United Arab Emirates (Q878) 21
Bolivia (Q750) 20
Croatia (Q224) 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Q225) 20
Moldova (Q217) 18
Nicaragua (Q811) 18
Belize (Q242) 17
Cameroon (Q1009) 16
Russian Empire (Q34266) 15
Zambia (Q953) 15
Myanmar (Q836) 14
Bahrain (Q398) 14
Ethiopia (Q115) 13
North Korea (Q423) 12
Libya (Q1016) 12
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Q23681) 12
Uzbekistan (Q265) 11
Zimbabwe (Q954) 11
Slovenia (Q215) 11
South Sudan (Q958) 11
Cyprus (Q229) 10
Angola (Q916) 10
Oman (Q842) 10
North Macedonia (Q221) 10
Bhutan (Q917) 10
El Salvador (Q792) 10
State of Palestine (Q219060) 9
Turkmenistan (Q874) 9
Honduras (Q783) 9
Paraguay (Q733) 8
Iceland (Q189) 8
Niger (Q1032) 8
Kyrgyzstan (Q813) 8
Panama (Q804) 8
Madagascar (Q1019) 7
Haiti (Q790) 7
Nepal (Q837) 7
Mozambique (Q1029) 7
Mali (Q912) 6
Burkina Faso (Q965) 6
Ivory Coast (Q1008) 6
Jamaica (Q766) 6
Mongolia (Q711) 6
Liberia (Q1014) 6
Chad (Q657) 6
Guatemala (Q774) 6
Senegal (Q1041) 6
Dominican Republic (Q786) 6
Papua New Guinea (Q691) 6
Botswana (Q963) 5
Tajikistan (Q863) 5
Benin (Q962) 5
Rwanda (Q1037) 5
German Democratic Republic (Q16957) 5
Burundi (Q967) 5
Luxembourg (Q32) 4
Montenegro (Q236) 4
Malta (Q233) 4
Qatar (Q846) 4
Uruguay (Q77) 4
Kuwait (Q817) 3
Malawi (Q1020) 3
Laos (Q819) 3
Mauritius (Q1027) 3
Liechtenstein (Q347) 3
Cayman Islands (Q5785) 3
Sierra Leone (Q1044) 3
Yemen (Q805) 3
Republic of the Congo (Q971) 3
Togo (Q945) 3
Aruba (Q21203) 3
Ottoman Empire (Q12560) 3
Brunei (Q921) 3
Solomon Islands (Q685) 3
Saint Lucia (Q760) 3
Vatican City (Q237) 3
Namibia (Q1030) 2
Mauritania (Q1025) 2
Fiji (Q712) 2
Kosovo (Q1246) 2
Cape Verde (Q1011) 2
Trinidad and Tobago (Q754) 2
Antigua and Barbuda (Q781) 2
Equatorial Guinea (Q983) 2
German Reich (Q1206012) 2
San Marino (Q238) 2
Guinea (Q1006) 2
Samoa (Q683) 2
Dominica (Q784) 2
Republic of China (Q13426199) 2
Kingdom of Hungary (Q171150) 2
Barbados (Q244) 2
Czechoslovakia (Q33946) 2
Sint Maarten (Q26273) 1
Greenland (Q223) 1
Eswatini (Q1050) 1
Lesotho (Q1013) 1
Guyana (Q734) 1
Central African Republic (Q929) 1
Guinea-Bissau (Q1007) 1
Eritrea (Q986) 1
Curaçao (Q25279) 1
Catalonia (Q5705) 1
The Gambia (Q1005) 1
Andorra (Q228) 1
Somaliland (Q34754) 1
Donetsk People's Republic (Q16150196) 1
Suriname (Q730) 1
Zaire (Q6500954) 1
Tuvalu (Q672) 1
Gabon (Q1000) 1
Comoros (Q970) 1
Faroe Islands (Q4628) 1
Marshall Islands (Q709) 1
São Tomé and Príncipe (Q1039) 1
Grenada (Q769) 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis (Q763) 1
Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (Q853348) 1
Bermuda (Q23635) 1
Jersey (Q785) 1
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Q40362) 1
British Raj (Q129286) 1
Austria-Hungary (Q28513) 1
British Virgin Islands (Q25305) 1
Grand Duchy of Tuscany (Q154849) 1
Yugoslavia (Q36704) 1
German Empire (Q43287) 1
Monaco (Q235) 1
Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic (Q2305208) 1

Ontology maintenanceEdit

The graph of subclasses is critical: any incorrect subclass of (P279) link can break a lot of tools. We can use graph visualizers to spot wrong links:

https://angryloki.github.io/wikidata-graph-builder/?property=P279&item=Q4671277&mode=reverse