Another ranking of higher education from a different perspective – a prominent place of the Rákóczi Institute

The college and university rankings of Vstup.Osvita.ua, which ranked public and private higher education institutions based on the number of students enrolled in the last academic year have been published recently, helping young people looking to study make the choice of institution.

Since in the academic year 2019-20, high school graduates have been able to submit seven admission applications for four different educational programs, we can see the popularity of higher education institutions based on the number of enrolled students. The authors of the list considered the number of students enrolled in the first year of BA and BSc programs based on the Unified State Education Database (ЄДЕБО).

The list of public and private colleges and universities includes a total of 401 higher education institutions. This number shows a decrease compared to the last academic year. This is probably due to the merging and closing of some higher education institutions.

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II is ranked 122nd in the aforementioned list. In the Transcarpathian region the Rákóczi Institute was ranked third: only the Uzhgorod National University and the Mukachevo State University were ahead in terms of enrollment of students. The table below shows the ranking of higher education institutions in Transcarpathia:

Transcarpathian ranking Place in the state ranking Form of property of the institution: Name of the institution Number of enrolled students
1. 15. State Uzhgorod National University 1 231
2. 117. State Mukachevo State University 243
3. 122. Private Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II 227
4. 268. State Kiev National University of Trade and Economics, Uzhgorod Institute of Trade and Economics 21
5. 297. State Transcarpathian Academy of Arts 12
6. 311. Private Carpathian Institute of Entrepreneurship of Higher Education Institution “Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine” 10
7. 314. Private Eastern European Slavic University 10
8. 319. Municipal Uzhgorod College of Culture and Arts 8
9. 397. Private Augustin Voloshyn University 1

Source: our compilation according to the data of Вступ.ОСВІТА.UA


It can be clearly seen from the data that the difference between the number of new students at the Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute and the Mukachevo State University is not significant.

The Uzhgorod National University is significantly ahead, which is understandable, as it is the oldest higher education institution in the county and has a wider range of educational programs.
The list of privately owned universities and colleges includes a total of 130 higher education institutions. The Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II is ranked 11th nationally and first in the Transcarpathian ranking. The Hungarian-language higher education institution is followed by the Carpathian Institute of Entrepreneurship of Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine”, which is ranked 69th, while the Eastern European Slavic University is ranked 72nd, and the Augustin Voloshyn University is ranked 126th. The table below shows the ranking of private higher education institutions in Transcarpathia:

Transcarpathian ranking Place in the state ranking Name of the institution Number of enrolled students
1. 11. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II 227
2. 69. Carpathian Institute of Entrepreneurship of Higher Education Institution “Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine” 10
3. 72. Eastern European Slavic University 10
4. 126. Augustin Voloshyn University 1

Source: our compilation according to the data of Вступ.ОСВІТА.UA

The data clearly shows that the Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rákóczi II is the most popular higher education institution among the private institutions in Transcarpathia.

Pallay Katalin,
Kárpátalja.ma