This uniRank page provides some information on the adoption of the social platform Instagram among higher education institutions and leads to the most comprehensive list of Universities and Colleges with an official presence on Instagram. The list is arranged alphabetically by country name and then ranked by total number of followers. Instagram data/rankings are extracted and published twice a year and the current edition is based on data extracted in April 2019.
Currently 5,247 out of a total of 13,598 higher education institutions included in the uniRank database have adopted an official institutional Instagram page:
|Sep 2018||Apr 2019|
|Total number of Universities in uniRank||13,590||13,598|
|Number of Universities on Instagram||5,103||5,247|
|uniRank Instagram Adoption Rate™||37.55%||38.59%|
University Instagram pages reach different levels of adoption, popularity and engagement depending on various factors including:
Some large Universities have adopted multiple Instagram pages associated, for example, to each Faculty and/or to each administrative area (i.e. Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Alumni, etc.). uniRank has chosen the most general institutional Instagram page for each University in order to publish its uniRank Instagram University Ranking™ for each country and for the top 200 Universities on Instagram listings.
The uniRank Instagram University Ranking's aim is to provide an approximate popularity index of each University in the Instagram social media platform based on the total number of followers; it is not intended to rank higher education organisations or their programs, by the quality of education or level of academic services provided.
Below it is shown the average number of Instagram followers for all University Instagram pages included in the uniRank database and the highest number of Instagram followers achieved by a single University (Harvard University; April 2019 data).
|Sep 2018||Apr 2019|
|World Average number of Instagram followers:||8,336||11,488|
|World Highest number of Instagram followers:||861,711||1,111,129|
Choose a country below to find out which Universities are the most popular higher education institutions on Instagram within that country: