The Program for Research on Private Higher Education
Dedicated to Building Knowledge about Private Higher Education around the World


This page reports research on global data with notes and commentary as needed. The 10 files are grouped in 3 categories: global, regional, and country. Click on any of the 10 files on the left for contents. 
GLOBAL DATA FILES provide the comprehensive global enrollment data and the information essential to understanding that data. 
Global Enrollment by Region and Country shows both the private and total enrollment for higher education, 2010, for each region and then each of the region’s countries. Also included are explanatory notes on individual countries, where required.
Global Enrollment by Country has the same country data (and notes) as the first table, but shown in country alphabetical order (and without regional sub-totals).
Guide to the PROPHE Dataset: A descriptive guide to the methods PROPHE has used to gather, revise, and organize its dataset.
Regional Overview shows the 7 regions comprising the global dataset, with individual countries removed.
Developed vs. Developing Regions: Allowing for the indicated exceptions of Japan and South Korea, “developed” is calculated as Developed British Commonwealth, Europe, and US, “developing” as all other regions.
Regional Shares shows the regional shares of total as well as private global enrollment.
Impact of Largest Private Sectors on Regional Shares shows how much each region’s private share is affected by its one and two largest private (country) sectors.
Country Classification by Total System Size: A 5-part categorization of system size of the global dataset’s 192 countries.
Ten Largest Systems’ Individual and Aggregated Private Shares shows several dimensions of each country’s private sector as well as the big ten’s share of global private and total enrollment.
Vanishing Zero explores the rapid disappearance of public monopoly, of higher education systems without a private sector. (See the forthcoming “Vanishing Public Monopoly,” by Daniel Levy, in International Higher Education, 2018.)