Best Colleges by State

Below table shows the total number of schools by type and level of programs along with best colleges in each state. The best colleges are qualified 4-years colleges and meet our requirements for state best colleges. You can view and compare the best colleges in your desired state on each state's best colleges page.
StateTotal Number of SchoolsBest Colleges4-Years CollegesCommunity CollegesCareer / Vocational Schools Public SchoolsPrivate SchoolsUndergraduate ProgramsGraduate Programs
Alaska104 (40.00%) 721 64105
Alabama8524 (28.24%) 383017 39468432
Arkansas8613 (15.12%) 282731 37498520
Arizona11614 (12.07%) 383840 338311030
California704101 (14.35%) 289209206 192512640220
Colorado10722 (20.56%) 503720 347310137
Connecticut7519 (25.33%) 311826 26497323
District of Columbia249 (37.50%) 2022 2221720
Delaware193 (15.79%) 829 514196
Florida35239 (11.08%) 13191130 9226034679
Georgia15536 (23.23%) 735131 5110415051
Hawaii246 (25.00%) 1293 1113238
Iowa8622 (25.58%) 44411 24628434
Idaho386 (15.79%) 12206 929386
Illinois26349 (18.63%) 1096787 6619724291
Indiana11236 (32.14%) 621733 169610751
Kansas7714 (18.18%) 382712 34437626
Kentucky9122 (24.18%) 403219 25668728
Louisiana12621 (16.67%) 343656 349212428
Massachusetts16452 (31.71%) 942545 4312115580
Maryland8824 (27.27%) 392128 33558634
Maine3811 (28.95%) 23105 18203715
Michigan16831 (18.45%) 653568 4712116049
Minnesota10630 (28.30%) 573613 44629939
Missouri16929 (17.16%) 803950 5211716059
Mississippi5914 (23.73%) 192416 25345817
Montana315 (16.13%) 12145 1714318
North Carolina17236 (20.93%) 736732 769616858
North Dakota294 (13.79%) 15113 14152911
Nebraska4714 (29.79%) 28190 19284723
New Hampshire4113 (31.71%) 19814 14273815
New Jersey16129 (18.01%) 593963 3712415937
New Mexico498 (16.33%) 19228 28214616
Nevada414 (9.76%) 171014 833409
New York440102 (23.18%) 23981120 114326410165
Ohio29647 (15.88%) 1199879 10918728979
Oklahoma11018 (16.36%) 322850 634710825
Oregon8115 (18.52%) 35388 26557931
Pennsylvania35193 (26.50%) 1629297 95256330123
Rhode Island228 (36.36%) 1237 3192112
South Carolina10323 (22.33%) 403429 346910132
South Dakota318 (25.81%) 20110 12192917
Tennessee16531 (18.79%) 665841 5211315953
Texas42661 (14.32%) 152123151 116310410112
Utah6912 (17.39%) 28833 16536816
Virginia15043 (28.67%) 754431 4610414157
Vermont2512 (48.00%) 2212 6192219
Washington10521 (20.00%) 631725 436210231
Wisconsin10431 (29.81%) 612617 37679848
West Virginia7412 (16.22%) 282521 40347221
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