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
Alabama7821 (26.92%) 372615 39397732
Arkansas8414 (16.67%) 292629 37478320
Arizona9911 (11.11%) 313533 29709325
California66593 (13.98%) 276203186 191474606213
Colorado8620 (23.26%) 413312 34528033
Connecticut7020 (28.57%) 311920 26446824
District of Columbia219 (42.86%) 1632 1201616
Delaware163 (18.75%) 727 511165
Florida32235 (10.87%) 12185116 8923331675
Georgia13837 (26.81%) 684426 518713447
Hawaii225 (22.73%) 1192 1111218
Iowa7519 (25.33%) 38361 19567328
Idaho335 (15.15%) 9186 924336
Illinois23648 (20.34%) 1026074 6617021688
Indiana10232 (31.37%) 601428 16869750
Kansas7315 (20.55%) 342712 34397226
Kentucky8522 (25.88%) 382918 25608127
Louisiana11420 (17.54%) 333051 338111227
Massachusetts14654 (36.99%) 882236 4310313875
Maryland7824 (30.77%) 371724 32467632
Maine3511 (31.43%) 21104 15203414
Michigan15229 (19.08%) 623060 4710514646
Minnesota9629 (30.21%) 523410 45519039
Missouri14130 (21.28%) 732642 469513256
Mississippi5513 (23.64%) 192016 25305417
Montana303 (10.00%) 13134 1713308
North Carolina16235 (21.60%) 736623 768615857
North Dakota264 (15.38%) 1592 14122611
Nebraska4012 (30.00%) 22180 17234021
New Hampshire3612 (33.33%) 18810 14223314
New Jersey15229 (19.08%) 623951 3711515037
New Mexico449 (20.45%) 15218 28164114
Nevada374 (10.81%) 16912 829369
New York416100 (24.04%) 23480102 113303388160
Ohio27344 (16.12%) 1108974 10916426776
Oklahoma9318 (19.35%) 312636 58359125
Oregon7616 (21.05%) 32377 26507429
Pennsylvania30085 (28.33%) 1347789 70230283112
Rhode Island218 (38.10%) 1326 3182012
South Carolina9123 (25.27%) 402625 34578931
South Dakota287 (25.00%) 17110 12162716
Tennessee14532 (22.07%) 604936 509513949
Texas37962 (16.36%) 14096143 108271364111
Utah578 (14.04%) 20829 16415613
Virginia14039 (27.86%) 694130 449613352
Vermont1910 (52.63%) 1612 6131615
Washington9521 (22.11%) 611420 42539229
Wisconsin9130 (32.97%) 522316 33588644
West Virginia7013 (18.57%) 272320 40306820