Colleges by State

2020 College Statistics by State

For academic year 2019-2020, total 6,752 colleges (2,071 public and 4,842 private schools) are active for serving classes based on IPEDS. Total 20,146,684 have enrolled in colleges and universities and the average tuition & fees is $17,964.
  • California state has the most number of colleges of 737 schools with 2,773,814 students.
  • Vermont state has the most expensive tuition & fees of $33,642 where the 2020 average tuition & fees over all colleges is $17,964.
  • Massachusetts state has the most expensive graduate school tuition & fees of $27,421 where the 2020 average tuition & fees over all colleges is $18,478.
  • District of Columbia has the tightest (lowest) acceptance rat of 58.75% where the average acceptance rate over all colleges is 71.81%.
  • District of Columbia has the highest SAT score of 1,252 where the average SAT score over all colleges is 1,125.
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College Statistics by State

Below table summarizes the college information by state for academic year 2019-2020. It includes 50 States, District of Columbia, 5 Inhabited territories, and 3 associate states. You can sort the table by column by clicking the column title.
StateNumber of SchoolsUndergraduate TuitionGraduate TuitionPopulationAcceptance Rate SAT ScoreStudents to Faculty Ratio
Alaska10 colleges
(6 public, 4 private)
$14,622
$6,110
$21,126
$12,245
26,54777.25% 1,15511 to 1
Alabama87 colleges
(39 public, 48 private)
$14,868
$7,025
$15,978
$9,600
309,48866.70% 1,10117 to 1
Arkansas89 colleges
(38 public, 51 private)
$12,883
$4,717
$16,574
$7,699
162,31268.40% 1,09414 to 1
American Samoa1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$4,250
$3,950
- 1,0370.00% -14 to 1
Arizona125 colleges
(34 public, 91 private)
$17,147
$4,733
$18,936
$11,697
601,35678.67% 1,15818 to 1
California737 colleges
(192 public, 545 private)
$19,814
$3,749
$22,057
$11,246
2,773,81465.17% 1,17417 to 1
Colorado113 colleges
(34 public, 79 private)
$17,396
$7,107
$18,785
$11,422
375,21474.46% 1,13115 to 1
Connecticut87 colleges
(33 public, 54 private)
$23,109
$8,466
$21,619
$13,907
208,05764.71% 1,17712 to 1
District of Columbia25 colleges
(2 public, 23 private)
$24,574
$6,152
$24,741
$10,094
98,39958.75% 1,25212 to 1
Delaware19 colleges
(5 public, 14 private)
$16,386
$7,066
$17,268
$20,233
61,98067.50% 1,03815 to 1
Florida372 colleges
(92 public, 280 private)
$15,529
$3,896
$16,944
$9,986
1,138,11566.41% 1,12816 to 1
Federated States of Micronesia1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$4,750
$4,750
- 1,93180.00% -15 to 1
Georgia160 colleges
(51 public, 109 private)
$16,922
$4,732
$16,832
$7,478
551,41164.96% 1,08016 to 1
Guam3 colleges
(2 public, 1 private)
$7,203
$4,630
$8,247
$5,936
5,88876.00% -13 to 1
Hawaii25 colleges
(11 public, 14 private)
$18,464
$5,020
$21,342
$14,366
62,23776.00% 1,10115 to 1
Iowa87 colleges
(24 public, 63 private)
$20,377
$8,043
$13,524
$11,006
255,40568.18% 1,11712 to 1
Idaho40 colleges
(9 public, 31 private)
$15,432
$5,938
$19,468
$9,816
125,31786.11% 1,10613 to 1
Illinois270 colleges
(66 public, 204 private)
$19,166
$6,425
$19,207
$11,781
742,86568.72% 1,11514 to 1
Indiana115 colleges
(16 public, 99 private)
$21,608
$8,522
$19,325
$8,811
398,06972.16% 1,12313 to 1
Kansas81 colleges
(34 public, 47 private)
$15,153
$5,380
$12,563
$8,588
215,84370.00% 1,03613 to 1
Kentucky94 colleges
(25 public, 69 private)
$18,345
$6,455
$12,552
$11,133
269,25570.68% 1,09415 to 1
Louisiana128 colleges
(35 public, 93 private)
$15,431
$6,489
$17,660
$9,904
255,92165.15% 1,11015 to 1
Massachusetts173 colleges
(43 public, 130 private)
$27,116
$9,454
$27,421
$13,553
509,01059.05% 1,20912 to 1
Maryland92 colleges
(33 public, 59 private)
$19,649
$6,832
$17,934
$12,157
371,61969.38% 1,11815 to 1
Maine39 colleges
(18 public, 21 private)
$23,044
$7,672
$20,505
$8,528
72,60568.89% 1,10713 to 1
Marshall Islands1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$4,900
$4,295
- 1,1190.00% -12 to 1
Michigan171 colleges
(47 public, 124 private)
$17,774
$7,205
$20,650
$16,070
552,82072.83% 1,12214 to 1
Minnesota112 colleges
(45 public, 67 private)
$17,879
$7,096
$15,659
$11,053
411,82770.26% 1,16415 to 1
Missouri177 colleges
(52 public, 125 private)
$16,225
$8,664
$15,011
$9,018
381,29071.49% 1,11112 to 1
Northern Marianas1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$5,520
$4,038
- 1,1940.00% -25 to 1
Mississippi60 colleges
(25 public, 35 private)
$12,613
$5,041
$13,035
$8,143
172,57172.06% 1,06716 to 1
Montana31 colleges
(17 public, 14 private)
$13,382
$4,506
$23,009
$6,805
49,72374.30% 1,11714 to 1
North Carolina176 colleges
(76 public, 100 private)
$17,086
$3,520
$17,210
$8,161
571,01663.56% 1,07414 to 1
North Dakota29 colleges
(14 public, 15 private)
$11,091
$6,284
$10,769
$7,963
53,66480.22% 1,08313 to 1
Nebraska50 colleges
(19 public, 31 private)
$16,901
$6,923
$13,514
$8,241
135,93372.33% 1,09413 to 1
New Hampshire41 colleges
(14 public, 27 private)
$23,332
$11,855
$21,695
$16,320
161,90476.93% 1,21912 to 1
New Jersey168 colleges
(37 public, 131 private)
$18,070
$8,669
$20,894
$17,232
429,73373.48% 1,12715 to 1
New Mexico51 colleges
(28 public, 23 private)
$13,279
$3,357
$16,292
$6,581
125,53369.11% 1,14716 to 1
Nevada44 colleges
(8 public, 36 private)
$17,521
$5,237
$22,004
$5,830
122,24283.91% 1,12015 to 1
New York464 colleges
(115 public, 349 private)
$20,468
$9,122
$23,840
$12,204
1,279,03965.87% 1,17814 to 1
Ohio305 colleges
(109 public, 196 private)
$17,302
$7,709
$18,885
$11,463
662,03170.36% 1,10913 to 1
Oklahoma116 colleges
(63 public, 53 private)
$12,287
$4,666
$13,818
$6,503
221,16172.09% 1,06114 to 1
Oregon83 colleges
(26 public, 57 private)
$20,475
$7,560
$21,690
$17,421
230,78680.40% 1,15814 to 1
Pennsylvania366 colleges
(95 public, 271 private)
$22,699
$13,497
$22,335
$19,304
729,05873.68% 1,12113 to 1
Puerto Rico152 colleges
(20 public, 132 private)
$7,965
$3,524
$7,569
$6,833
210,93971.80% 1,03516 to 1
Palau1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$3,850
$3,610
- 4970.00% -10 to 1
Rhode Island24 colleges
(3 public, 21 private)
$27,012
$10,023
$24,038
$12,500
82,78361.08% 1,22012 to 1
South Carolina105 colleges
(34 public, 71 private)
$17,960
$8,238
$19,705
$13,107
245,64265.66% 1,06114 to 1
South Dakota31 colleges
(12 public, 19 private)
$12,030
$7,572
$12,450
$7,404
54,16280.45% 1,10812 to 1
Tennessee172 colleges
(52 public, 120 private)
$16,418
$5,558
$19,354
$11,202
342,13571.93% 1,12215 to 1
Texas450 colleges
(116 public, 334 private)
$15,912
$5,302
$17,327
$7,739
1,675,91971.28% 1,09216 to 1
Utah72 colleges
(16 public, 56 private)
$15,008
$4,299
$15,755
$8,121
375,60578.00% 1,20613 to 1
Virginia158 colleges
(46 public, 112 private)
$18,864
$8,346
$18,081
$14,313
556,13368.47% 1,12113 to 1
Virgin Islands1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$14,496
$5,235
$13,738
$7,456
1,98498.00% 91011 to 1
Vermont25 colleges
(6 public, 19 private)
$33,642
$13,575
$23,660
$13,058
43,00971.31% 1,14610 to 1
Washington111 colleges
(43 public, 68 private)
$17,247
$5,507
$22,610
$14,063
371,46281.54% 1,16214 to 1
Wisconsin106 colleges
(37 public, 69 private)
$20,207
$6,492
$16,245
$9,283
349,72373.56% 1,13213 to 1
West Virginia75 colleges
(40 public, 35 private)
$12,729
$5,701
$13,860
$8,732
142,33773.00% 1,02215 to 1
Wyoming11 colleges
(8 public, 3 private)
$13,695
$4,349
$16,615
$6,517
32,60496.00% 1,17013 to 1
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