According to the "2022 National Education Development Statistical Communiqué" released by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China on July 15, 2023, there are 3,013 colleges and universities in China. Among them, there were 1239 ordinary undergraduate schools (including 164 independent colleges), an increase of 1 over the previous year; 32 vocational schools at the undergraduate level; There were 1,489 vocational (junior college) colleges, an increase of 3 over the previous year; There were 253 institutions of higher learning for adults, down 3 from the previous year. There are also 234 scientific research institutions that train graduate students.
The total number of students enrolled in various forms of higher education  was 46.55 million, an increase of 2.25 million over the previous year. The gross enrolment rate of tertiary education was 59.6 per cent, an increase of 1.8 percentage points over the previous year. The average size of ordinary undergraduate schools  is 16,793, the average size of undergraduate vocational schools is 19,487, and the average size of higher vocational (junior college) schools is 10,168.
The enrollment of graduate students was 1,242,500, an increase of 66,000 over the previous year, an increase of 5.61%; Among them, there are 139,000 doctoral students and 1,103,500 master's students. There were 3,653,600 graduate students, an increase of 321,200 over the previous year, an increase of 9.64%; Among them, there are 556,100 doctoral students and 3,097,500 master's students. 862,200 graduate students, including 82,300 doctoral students and 779,800 master's students. （更多…）