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 250,000 students enrolled in higher education. Among them 189,553 study at public and 28,678 at private universities while there are 39,731 students at public colleges and 4,146 at private colleges.

(Source: Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Serbia 2018)