Universities are independent higher education institutions that may offer all types and levels of study courses. Universities consist of individual faculties, and in order to obtain accreditation universities have to offer all levels of study courses at least in three areas of studies.

In total, there are more than 245,000 students enrolled in higher education. Among them 174,836 study at public and 30,444 at private universities while there are 32,533 students at public colleges/academies of applied studies and 6,139 at private colleges.

(Source: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Serbia 2022)