Colleges and universities in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about U.S. colleges and universities

This dossier provides an overview of the conditions of colleges and universities in the United States. Within this dossier you will find general statistics about university enrollment, revenue, expenditure and attendance costs.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Degrees earned in higher education U.S. 1950-2030

    • U.S. - higher education institutions, by state 2018/2019

    • Educational attainment in the U.S. from 1960 to 2019

    • Number of higher education institutions in the U.S. 1980-2017

    • Educational attainment in the U.S. as of 2019

    • Forbes ranking of the best U.S. colleges, by tuition and average debt 2019

  • 2. Enrollment Figures
    • Undergraduate enrollment in U.S. universities 2009-2020

    • Undergraduate enrollment in the U.S., by gender 1970-2029

    • Undergraduate enrollment numbers., by ethnicity U.S. 1976-2018

    • Undergraduate enrollment in the U.S., by attendance 1970-2029

    • College enrollment in public and private institutions in the U.S. 1965-2029

    • Post-baccalaureate enrollment numbers, by gender U.S. 1976-2029

    • Post-baccalaureate enrollment numbers, by ethnicity U.S. 1976-2018

    • Post-baccalaureate enrollment by attendance type U.S. 1976-2029

    • Enrollment at leading universities in the United States 2019/20

    • Higher education full-time enrollment change, by state U.S. 2008-2018

  • 3. Revenue
    • Revenue of public degree-granting postsecondary institutions U.S. 2017/18

    • Federal funds for postsecondary education in the U.S., by department 2019

    • Federal funds for research at U.S. universities, by department 2019

    • The 20 richest colleges in the U.S. 2020

    • Net revenue per student at U.S. public doctoral institutions 2007-2018

    • Net revenue per student at U.S. private doctoral institutions 2007-2018

    • Net revenue per student at U.S. private bachelor's institutions 2007-2018

    • Net revenue per student at U.S. public associate institutions 2007-2018

  • 4. Expenditure
    • U.S. - forecast for higher education outlays 2020-2031

    • Expenditure of public and private colleges and universities U.S. 1970-2018

    • Education expenditure per student at U.S. private bachelor's institutions 2007-2018

    • Education expenditure per student at U.S. private doctoral institutions 2007-2018

    • Education expenditure per student at U.S. public doctoral institutions 2007-2018

    • Education expenditure per student at U.S. public associate institutions 2007-2018

  • 5. Attendance Costs
    • Average annual charges for higher education in the U.S. 1970-2019

    • Attendance costs when studying in-state at U.S. universities, by state 2018/19

    • University tuition costs and fees U.S. 2000-2019

    • Annual tuition and fees at leading universities U.S. 2020/21

    • Cost to attend university per year U.S. 2000-2019

    • Average cost to attend a U.S. university, by institution type 2013/14 - 2020/21

    • Room and board cost per year at U.S. universities 2000-2019

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