Number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2015

Number of higher education institutions in the U.S. from 1980-2015 This statistic shows the number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2015. As can be seen in the graph, there were a total of 4,583 higher education institutions across the United States as of 2015. In 2016, there were 448 higher education institutions in California, the highest number of any U.S. state. New York had the second most higher education institutions with 304, followed by Texas and Pennsylvania.
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Number of institutions
19803,231
19903,559
20004,182
20054,276
20064,314
20074,352
20084,409
20094,495
20104,599
20114,706
20124,726
20134,724
20144,627
20154,583
Number of institutions
19803,231
19903,559
20004,182
20054,276
20064,314
20074,352
20084,409
20094,495
20104,599
20114,706
20124,726
20134,724
20144,627
20154,583
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This statistic shows the number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2015. As can be seen in the graph, there were a total of 4,583 higher education institutions across the United States as of 2015. In 2016, there were 448 higher education institutions in California, the highest number of any U.S. state. New York had the second most higher education institutions with 304, followed by Texas and Pennsylvania.
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Release date
2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 - 2015
Supplementary notes
Data prior to 2012 has been derived from the respective previous publications.

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