Number of higher education institutions in the U.S. from 1980-2016

Number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2016

Number of higher education institutions in the U.S. from 1980-2016 This statistic shows the number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2016. As can be seen in the graph, there were a total of 4,360 higher education institutions across the United States as of 2016. In 2016, there were 436 higher education institutions in California, the highest number of any U.S. state. New York had the second most higher education institutions with 298, followed by Texas and Pennsylvania.
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Number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2016

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Number of institutions
20164,360
20154,583
20144,627
20134,724
20124,726
20114,706
20104,599
20094,495
20084,409
20074,352
20064,314
20054,276
20004,182
19903,559
19803,231
Number of institutions
20164,360
20154,583
20144,627
20134,724
20124,726
20114,706
20104,599
20094,495
20084,409
20074,352
20064,314
20054,276
20004,182
19903,559
19803,231
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This statistic shows the number of higher education institutions in the United States from 1980 to 2016. As can be seen in the graph, there were a total of 4,360 higher education institutions across the United States as of 2016. In 2016, there were 436 higher education institutions in California, the highest number of any U.S. state. New York had the second most higher education institutions with 298, followed by Texas and Pennsylvania.
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Release date
2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 - 2016
Supplementary notes
Data prior to 2014 has been derived from the respective previous publications.
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