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Universities in Ecuador

Higher Education in Ecuador

2022 Ranking of Ecuador Universities

What are the most well-known colleges in Ecuador? The Topuniversitieslist Ecuadorian University Ranking for 2022 has been published, and it includes 59 Ecuadorian higher education institutions that meet the Topuniversitieslist standard criteria:

offering at least four-year undergraduate or postgraduate degrees (master’s or doctoral degrees) offered predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format and being chartered, accredited, or licensed by the appropriate Ecuadorian higher education-related institution

For 59 Ecuadorian colleges, see the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings.

2022 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

The Republic of Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces (Spanish: provincias). The provinces of Pichincha and Guayas, which are home to Quito, the country’s capital and largest city, and Guayaquil, the country’s largest port, respectively, have the most higher education institutions that adhere to the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria. The following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables comprise all provinces with at least two Ecuadorian higher education institutions that meet the Topuniversitieslist placement criteria.


Azuay (4)
Chimborazo (2)
Guayas (13)
Imbabura (3)
Loja (2)
Los Rios (2)
Manabi (5)
Pichincha (17)
Tungurahua (2)