Of the 2,066 higher education institutions in Brazil, only 35 reached the maximum grade in the General Course Index (IGC).
Data released on Tuesday, Dec. 18th by the National Institute of Studies and Educational Research Anísio Teixeira (Inep) show that of the 2,066 institutions of higher education in Brazil, only 35 reached the maximum mark in the General Index of Courses (IGC). This number represents only 1.6% among universities, colleges, and universities in the country.
In addition, another 278 had grades 1 or 2, which is considered below the quality limit established by the National System of Evaluation of Higher Education (Sinaes). Of this number, 269 are private, two are state public institutions and the other is municipal. No university, institute or center of technical education of the federal network had an insufficient concept, according to the data.
The IGC classifies public and private institutions, courses and university students on a scale of 1 to 5, with a maximum score of 5 and scores 1 and 2 being considered insufficient.