List of universities and colleges in Lithuania is a listing of higher education (third level education) institutions in Lithuania.
There are 23 universities in Lithuania (14 of them are public, 8 are private, and one is a branch of a Polish university):
|#||English name||Lithuanian name||Type||Established||Location||Students|
|1||Academy of Business and Management*||Verslo ir vadybos akademija (VVA)||Private||2003||Vilnius|
|2||Aleksandras Stulginskis University||Aleksandro Stulginskio universitetas||Public||1924||Akademija (Kaunas district)||4717 (2016)|
|3||European Humanities University**||Europos Humanitarinis Universitetas (EHU)||Private||2006||Vilnius||1700|
|4||Faculty of Economics and Informatics of the University of Bialystok*****||Balstogės universiteto filialas "Ekonomikos-informatikos fakultetas"||Private||2007||Vilnius|
|5||International Business School at Vilnius University||Tarptautinė verslo mokykla (TVM)||Private||1989||Vilnius||1939|
|6||ISM University of Management and Economics*||ISM Vadybos ir ekonomikos universitetas||Private||1999||Vilnius||1695|
|7||Kaunas University of Technology||Kauno technologijos universitetas (KTU)||Public||1922||Kaunas / Panevėžys||10 495 (2015)|
|8||Kazimieras Simonavičius University||Kazimiero Simonavičiaus universitetas||Private||2004||Vilnius||612|
|9||Klaipėda University||Klaipėdos universitetas (KU)||Public||1991||Klaipėda||~4500 (2015)|
|10||LCC International University***||LCC tarptautinis universitetas||Private||1991||Klaipėda||614|
|11||Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre||Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija||Public||1919||Vilnius / Kaunas||1026|
|12||Lithuanian Sports University||Lietuvos sporto universitetas (LSU)||Public||1934||Kaunas||1878 (2016)|
|13||Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences****||Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas||Public||1935||Vilnius||4120 (2015)|
|14||Lithuanian University of Health Sciences****||Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas||Public||1922||Kaunas||7930 (2015)|
|15||Mykolas Romeris University||Mykolo Romerio universitetas||Public||1990||Vilnius / Kaunas||13 070 (2015)|
|16||Telšiai Bishop Vincentas Borisevičius Priest Seminary||Telšių Vyskupo Vincento Borisevičiaus kunigų seminarija||Private||1926||Telšiai|
|17||The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania||Lietuvos karo akademija (LKA)||Public||1992||Vilnius||368|
|18||Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts||Vilniaus dailės akademija (VDA)||Public||1940||Vilnius||1944|
|19||Vilnius Gediminas Technical University||Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas (VGTU)||Public||1956||Vilnius||10 310 (2015)|
|20||Vilnius St. Joseph Seminary||Vilniaus šv. Juozapo kunigų seminarija||Private||Vilnius|
|21||Vilnius University||Vilniaus universitetas (VU)||Public||1579||Vilnius / Kaunas / Šiauliai||20 864 (2016)|
|22||Vytautas Magnus University*||Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas (VDU)||Public||1922||Kaunas / Vilnius||7709 (2015)|
* Study languages: English and Lithuanian;
** Study languages: Belarusian, Russian and English;
*** Study language: English;
**** Study languages: English, Lithuanian and Russian.
***** Study language: Polish.
There are 24 colleges in Lithuania (13 of them are public and 11 are private):
|#||English name||Lithuanian name||Type||Established||Location||Students|
As of Oct 1, 2010
|1||Alytus College||Alytaus kolegija||Public||2000||Alytus||1361|
|2||International School of Law and Business*||Tarptautinė teisės ir verslo aukštoji mokykla||Private||2001||Vilnius||5415|
|3||Kaunas College||Kauno kolegija||Public||2000||Kaunas / Kėdainiai / Mastaičiai (Kaunas district) / Druskininkai / Tauragė||7941|
|4||Kaunas College of Forestry and Environmental Engineering||Kauno miškų ir aplinkos inžinerijos kolegija||Public||2002||Girionys (Kaunas district)||1064|
|5||Kaunas University of Applied Engineering Sciences||Kauno technikos kolegija||Public||2002||Kaunas||1482|
|6||Klaipėda Business Higher School||Klaipėdos verslo aukštoji mokykla||Private||2001||Klaipėda|
|7||Klaipėda State College||Klaipėdos valstybinė kolegija||Public||2002||Klaipėda||4380|
|8||Kolping College||Kolpingo kolegija||Private||2001||Kaunas||468|
|9||Lithuanian Maritime Academy||Lietuvos aukštoji jūreivystės mokykla||Public||2001||Klaipėda||1218|
|10||Marijampolė College||Marijampolės kolegija||Public||2001||Marijampolė||1539|
|11||North Lithuania College||Šiaurės Lietuvos kolegija||Private||2003||Šiauliai|
|12||Panevėžys College||Panevėžio kolegija||Public||2002||Panevėžys / Rokiškis||2266|
|13||Social Sciences College*||Socialinių mokslų kolegija||Private||2001||Klaipėda / Telšiai / Vilnius||1880|
|14||St. Ignatius of Loyola College**||Šv. Ignaco Lojolos kolegija||Private||2011||Garliava (Kaunas district)|
|15||Šiauliai State College||Šiaulių valstybinė kolegija||Public||Šiauliai||2684|
|16||Utena College||Utenos kolegija||Public||2000||Utena||2437|
|17||Vilnius Business College||Vilniaus verslo kolegija||Private||2001||Vilnius|
|18||Vilnius College||Vilniaus kolegija||Public||2000||Vilnius||8207|
|19||Vilnius College of Design||Vilniaus dizaino kolegija||Private||2005||Vilnius|
|20||Vilnius College of Technologies and Design||Vilniaus technologijų ir dizaino kolegija||Public||2002||Vilnius||3327|
|21||Vilnius Co-operative College||Vilniaus kooperacijos kolegija||Private||2000||Vilnius / Kaunas||1504|
|22||V. A. Graičiūnas Higher School of Management||V. A. Graičiūno aukštoji vadybos mokykla||Private||2004||Kaunas|
|23||Lithuania Business University of applied sciences||Lietuvos verslo kolegija||Private||2001||Klaipėda / Vilnius|
|24||Žemaitija College||Žemaitijos kolegija||Public||2002||Rietavas / Telšiai / Mažeikiai||1561|
* Study languages: English and Lithuanian;
** Study languages: English, Lithuanian, Russian and German.
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