Tertiary education in Japan

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Statista Dossier on tertiary education in Japan

This dossier presents the most relevant facts and figures about tertiary education in Japan. It provides an overview of Japanese higher education institutions, the student profile, as well as the current situation on the funding of universities and their research projects.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of universities Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of graduate schools Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of junior colleges Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of colleges of technology in Japan 2011-2020, by type

    • Number of professional training colleges Japan 2016-2020, by type

    • Number of students at higher education institutions Japan 2020, by type

    • University and junior colleges enrollment rate Japan FY 1960-2019, by gender

  • 2. Universities
    • Number of universities Japan FY 2020, by prefecture

    • Number of public universities Japan FY 2010-2019, by founder

    • Number of graduate courses at universities Japan FY 2020, by type

    • Number of full-time university teachers Japan 2010-2019

    • Leading universities Japan 2021, by academic reputation

    • Leading universities Japan 2020, by performance score

  • 3. Unviersity enrollment
    • Number of university students Japan 2011-2020

    • Ratio of female university students Japan 2011-2020

    • Number of students at universities Japan 2020, by degree level

    • Number of students at national universities Japan 2011-2020

    • Number of students at public universities in Japan 2011-2020

    • Number of students at private universities Japan 2011-2020

  • 4. Profile of university students
    • Number of undergraduate university students Japan FY 2020, by major and gender

    • Share of graduate students Japan 2019, by major subject

    • Number of applicants and new students at universities Japan FY 2020, by type

    • Number of newly enrolled university students Japan FY 2020, by age

    • Number of university students Japan 2020, by high school location

  • 5. University finances
    • Revenue of national universities Japan FY 2015-2018

    • Revenue of national universities Japan FY 2018, by category

    • Expenses of national universities Japan FY 2019, by category

    • Expenses of public universities Japan FY 2019, by category

    • Operating expenses of public universities Japan FY 2010-2019, by source

    • Revenue of private universities Japan FY 2015-2018

    • Expenses of private universities Japan FY 2015-2018

  • 6. Research and development
    • R&D expenses of universities and colleges Japan FY 2010-2019

    • R&D expenses of universities and colleges Japan FY 2010-2019, by institution type

    • Average R&D expenses per researcher of universities Japan FY 2019, by science field

    • Number of universities conducting research Japan FY 2019, by science field

    • Number of R&D personnel at universities and colleges Japan FY 2010-2019

    • Number of research collaborations among universities and companies Japan FY 2013-2018

  • 7. Costs for enrollment
    • Average annual fees to attend universities per student Japan FY 2019, by institution

    • Average annual fees to attend public universities per student Japan FY 2020, by type

    • Average annual fees to attend private universities Japan FY 2015-2019, by category

    • Average annual fees to attend private universities Japan FY 2019, by major

    • Educational expenses per student at tertiary school Japan FY 2020, by type

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