Universities in Spain

Higher Education in Spain

2021 Ranking of Spanish Universities New

What are the most popular Universities in Spain? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Spanish University Ranking of 75 Spanish higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Spanish higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 75 Universities in Spain

2021 Sub-rankings by autonomous communities New

The Kingdom of Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities (Spanish: comunidades autónomas), which are further subdivided into 50 provinces (Spanish: provincias), and 2 autonomous cities, . The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the Community of Madrid, which hosts the capital and most populated city of Madrid, Catalonia (Barcelona), Andalucia (Seville), Castile and Leon (Valladolid) and the Valencian Community (Valencia). The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into account all provinces which include at least 2 Spanish higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Andalucia (11)   Aragon (2)  
Basque Country (3)   Canary Islands (3)  
Cantabria (2)   Castile and Leon (8)  
Catalonia (11)   Community of Madrid (14)  
Galicia (3)   Navarra (2)  
Region of Murcia (3)   Valencian Community (7)  

Spanish University lists

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