Cape Town has 4 top tertiary institutions:

1. The University of Cape Town (highest QS World Ranking amongst African universities)
2. University of Stellenbosch Business School
3. University of Western Cape
4. Cape Peninsula University of Technology

In addition, the University of Stellenbosch (second highest QS World Ranking amongst SA universities) is located just outside of the city’s boundaries.

In 2015, approximately 49 886 students were enrolled in the 4 Western Cape universities in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields and 11 496 students graduated in the same field of study.

Of the province’s graduates in 2015, 66% obtained undergraduate degrees, 21% completed postgraduate degrees, 11% completed Masters and 2% obtained Doctorates.

Western Cape graduates by qualification


*The above statistics were compiled by Dr N J Jooste. Data HEMIS 2019 Audited data provided by DoHET


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