Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

According to the annual survey of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are over 7,300 active institutions in the U.S. that offer some type of postsecondary education. The table below lists the most important key statistics about these colleges and universities by state.

The table is organized by institution type (level of education offered) namely:

  • 4-year colleges & universities (offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
  • 2-year colleges (offer diploma and associate degree programs)
  • Vocational & Trade Schools

The data is sourced from U.S. Department of Education NCES 2016-2017 academic year survey.

4 year 2 year <2 year
Count Net Price Enrollment Count Net Price Enrollment Count Net Price Enrollment
Colleges in Alabama 45 $16,925 174,598 33 $20,957 83,900 15 $13,368 2,698
Colleges in Alaska 5 $12,240 50,612 3 $9,153 691 1 $6,934 3,627
Colleges in Arizona 49 $22,179 312,462 38 $13,412 399,136 48 $7,318 7,027
Colleges in Arkansas 27 $14,728 96,206 27 $16,353 49,754 34 $12,118 5,240
Colleges in California 298 $24,668 1,107,547 209 $21,064 1,323,229 215 $15,619 35,551
Colleges in Colorado 56 $21,736 217,751 55 $16,701 83,538 15 $19,913 6,225
Colleges in Connecticut 33 $18,793 111,090 16 $6,790 102,096 43 $16,541 8,746
Colleges in Delaware 8 $17,936 48,877 2 $29,596 669 8 $15,704 3,438
Colleges in District of Columbia 18 $23,737 48,469 4 $20,612 1,026 2 $15,569 1,590
Colleges in Florida 162 $21,508 883,139 113 $19,858 93,573 136 $10,400 23,555
Colleges in Georgia 81 $20,785 336,445 55 $18,916 121,986 39 $15,424 10,202
Colleges in Hawaii 13 $19,030 32,411 8 $9,711 52,108 4 $20,937 630
Colleges in Idaho 15 $16,238 92,626 26 $13,654 47,490 2 $19,049 368
Colleges in Illinois 120 $21,996 316,981 75 $17,689 311,680 103 $13,692 8,415
Colleges in Indiana 75 $21,963 278,445 18 $17,489 82,487 46 $14,380 10,683
Colleges in Iowa 47 $18,157 138,406 43 $10,400 92,624 1 $11,788 153
Colleges in Kansas 43 $15,858 105,791 32 $9,856 161,680 16 $14,384 4,936
Colleges in Kentucky 52 $17,337 137,910 49 $12,730 81,866 10 $16,040 1,592
Colleges in Louisiana 35 $19,659 139,900 35 $18,322 71,056 59 $14,525 16,672
Colleges in Maine 21 $17,441 44,682 11 $15,257 17,834 6 $14,998 2,955
Colleges in Maryland 39 $24,717 172,111 22 $11,358 253,636 33 $16,266 13,983
Colleges in Massachusetts 103 $28,723 273,568 26 $23,549 95,464 60 $15,254 6,817
Colleges in Michigan 76 $18,636 342,718 33 $9,908 159,119 79 $16,640 10,034
Colleges in Minnesota 82 $20,405 183,810 36 $10,947 120,287 22 $12,642 3,250
Colleges in Mississippi 19 $13,704 79,068 31 $10,771 146,030 11 $14,881 5,232
Colleges in Missouri 88 $20,024 227,820 43 $18,213 96,986 66 $12,147 6,992
Colleges in Montana 11 $14,796 73,752 20 $7,892 9,202 1 $22,038 99
Colleges in Nebraska 29 $19,048 70,075 23 $8,596 41,076 0 0
Colleges in Nevada 18 $24,348 90,461 19 $16,167 16,197 8 $18,874 5,148
Colleges in New Hampshire 20 $23,087 181,392 8 $14,776 27,250 13 $16,966 3,630
Colleges in New Jersey 53 $18,188 203,945 42 $15,897 158,019 68 $18,537 11,215
Colleges in New Mexico 22 $18,528 50,178 22 $8,336 141,028 7 $13,737 4,332
Colleges in New York 243 $18,509 719,208 93 $19,934 323,372 137 $14,738 19,507
Colleges in North Carolina 80 $20,906 263,155 72 $17,351 227,236 40 $14,955 8,664
Colleges in North Dakota 15 $12,631 39,691 12 $11,909 14,728 2 $6,813 75
Colleges in Ohio 135 $20,023 385,168 130 $13,425 188,367 92 $15,870 10,328
Colleges in Oklahoma 41 $19,491 121,312 39 $20,221 72,057 64 $7,601 26,352
Colleges in Oregon 42 $21,083 110,654 46 $11,239 95,556 8 $19,167 2,276
Colleges in Pennsylvania 164 $22,551 446,196 124 $17,198 155,054 103 $15,767 9,119
Colleges in Rhode Island 12 $26,853 114,790 3 $16,892 15,325 9 $17,271 5,199
Colleges in South Carolina 48 $18,375 128,686 32 $15,047 91,567 34 $15,460 5,910
Colleges in South Dakota 19 $14,757 40,192 12 $9,787 6,862 0 0
Colleges in Tennessee 73 $19,142 180,651 59 $13,250 106,200 55 $12,394 3,655
Colleges in Texas 157 $20,597 692,156 131 $17,862 725,530 172 $14,321 47,280
Colleges in Utah 33 $20,835 240,192 11 $9,171 39,570 34 $12,866 16,160
Colleges in Vermont 22 $19,424 31,921 1 $10,409 17,589 2 $14,901 372
Colleges in Virginia 83 $21,061 284,046 49 $14,385 178,469 40 $14,522 3,297
Colleges in Washington 67 $24,339 264,641 28 $14,831 65,235 32 $13,947 2,871
Colleges in West Virginia 27 $18,799 103,140 28 $11,746 42,380 22 $7,277 1,342
Colleges in Wisconsin 69 $18,583 214,402 31 $12,132 89,003 17 $13,770 1,902
Colleges in Wyoming 2 $19,434 19,666 9 $6,928 21,003 0 0