Top 100 best universities and colleges in South Africa 2023

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The latest ranking of best universities in South Africa for the year 2023 has been released. University of Cape Town is ranked at position 1 followed by University of Witwatersrand.

Here is the full list of the ranking of universities and colleges in South Africa 2023:

rankingWorld Ranksort descendingUniversityDet.Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
1246University of Cape Town284235293
2398University of the Witwatersrand657379408
3438Stellenbosch University696350471
4450University of Pretoria633470511
5598University of Kwazulu Natal1322548514
6653University of Johannesburg1774679450
7795University of South Africa1234913884
8927University of the Western Cape12289351152
91106University of the Free State25391073973
101138Rhodes University152511711427
111593Cape Peninsula University of Technology120716332714
121668North West University21126553732
131717Tshwane University of Technology539116871278
141856Durban University of Technology358317831990
152339University of Fort Hare545517562396
162710University of Limpopo634520982733
172715Nelson Mandela University372165531679
182941University of Venda711823342869
193198Vaal University of Technology589535663369
203270Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University1011733342501
213280University of Zululand791530013081
223570Central University of Technology697532073774
233761Walter Sisulu University812330993837
247935University of Mpumalanga946540397212
258169IIE MSA (Monash University South Africa)1265065536204
268262Mangosuthu University of Technology (Technikon)957244867212
279459Sol Plaatje University1172446797212
2810699South African College of Applied Psychology806065537212
2911432MANCOSA Management College of Southern Africa906065537212
3011918Boston City Campus and Business College968465537212
3112422Vega School1034565537212
3212667Health and Fitness Professionals Academy HFPA1067265537212
3313073Regent Business School1115965537212
3413418Regenesys Business School1161265537212
3513495South African Theological Seminary1171165537212
3613495Independent Institute of Education (Rosebank College College Campus Varsity College Vega, The School of Brand Communications)1171165537212
3713718Milpark Business School1198565537212
3813841South African School of Motion Picture Medium & Live Performance AFDA1214265537212
3914069Damelin1242665537212
4014155International Hotel School1253365537212
4114155IMM Graduate School1253365537212
4214230STADIO Higher Education1263365537212
4314257Northlink College1268065537212
4414338Exercise Teachers Academy ETA1276465537212
4514425(4) Lyceum College1288265537212
4614437Henley Management College1289665537212
4714664False Bay College1317165537212
4814728College of Cape Town1325165537212
4914752South West Gauteng College1328865537212
5014828Foundation for Professional Development1338365537212
5114855Cornerstone Christian College1341965537212
5214955AAA School of Advertising1353665537212
5315384Business Optimization Training Institute1403365537212
5415638Central Johannesburg College1432565537212
5515981Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology1473565537212
5616123Ekurhuleni West College1490465537212
5716139Boland College1492165537212
5816139Orbit College1492165537212
5916226BCC Boston City Campus1503165537212
6016249West Coast College1505965537212
6116325Ekurhuleni East College1515165537212
6216361Open Window Institute of Design Film & Interactive Arts1519065537212
6316393StAugustine College of South Africa1522565537212
6416726Tshwane South College1561065537212
6516977Port Elizabeth College1591465537212
6617049Buffalo City College1599365537212
6717258City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts1624765537212
6817493Belgium Campus Itversity1652965537212
6917555South Cape College1659865537212
7017742Umfolozi College1680965537212
7117866Stenden South Africa1694465537212
7217903Eastcape Midlands College1698365537212
7317942Helderberg College1703465537212
7418021Coastal KZN TVET College1711665537212
7518045Centurion Akademie1714265537212
7618180Ehlanzeni College1729165537212
7718209Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa1732465537212
7818437Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management1759565537212
7918456Sedibeng College1761965537212
8018456Western College1761965537212
8118525Vuselela College1769165537212
8218638Flavius Mareka College1781465537212
8318800Nkangala TVET College1800565537212
8418828Eduvos1804365537212
8518828Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography1804365537212
8618917TSIBA1814665537212
8718973Esayidi College1820565537212
8819172Gert Sibande College1843565537212
8919198Isa Carstens Health and Skincare Academy1846965537212
9019198Umgungundlovu TVET College1846965537212
9119259Greenside Design Centre College of Design1854365537212
9219259Berea Technical College1854365537212
9319831Academy of Sound Engineering1918765537212
9419875Elangeni College1923465537212
9519911Northern Cape TVET Urban College1927465537212
9619993Maluti TVET College1936265537212
9720030Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management1940465537212
9820030Ingwe College1940465537212
9920169Mopani South East College1956765537212
10020311Sekhukhune TVET College Sekfet College1972565537212