Colleges by State

2020 College Statistics by State

For academic year 2019-2020, total 6,753 colleges (2,071 public and 4,843 private schools) are active for serving classes based on IPEDS. Total 20,146,754 have enrolled in colleges and universities and the average tuition & fees is $17,776.
  • 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 $32,985 where the 2020 average tuition & fees over all colleges is $17,776.
  • Massachusetts state has the most expensive graduate school tuition & fees of $26,869 where the 2020 average tuition & fees over all colleges is $18,305.
  • District of Columbia has the tightest (lowest) acceptance rat of 58.75% where the average acceptance rate over all colleges is 71.80%.
  • 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)
$15,654
$6,627
$21,845
$12,541
26,54777.25% 1,15511 to 1
Alabama87 colleges
(39 public, 48 private)
$14,665
$6,937
$15,667
$9,505
309,48866.70% 1,10117 to 1
Arkansas89 colleges
(38 public, 51 private)
$13,001
$4,958
$16,672
$7,606
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)
$16,725
$4,620
$19,507
$11,691
601,35678.67% 1,15818 to 1
California737 colleges
(192 public, 545 private)
$19,337
$3,736
$21,849
$11,200
2,773,81465.17% 1,17417 to 1
Colorado113 colleges
(34 public, 79 private)
$17,177
$7,184
$18,796
$11,435
375,21474.46% 1,13115 to 1
Connecticut87 colleges
(33 public, 54 private)
$22,462
$8,305
$21,083
$13,497
208,05764.71% 1,17712 to 1
District of Columbia25 colleges
(2 public, 23 private)
$23,929
$6,020
$24,371
$9,860
98,39958.75% 1,25212 to 1
Delaware19 colleges
(5 public, 14 private)
$16,275
$6,946
$16,926
$20,233
61,98067.50% 1,03815 to 1
Florida372 colleges
(92 public, 280 private)
$15,350
$3,894
$16,647
$10,021
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)
$16,749
$4,721
$16,873
$7,392
551,41164.96% 1,08016 to 1
Guam3 colleges
(2 public, 1 private)
$7,634
$4,609
$8,946
$5,894
5,88876.00% -13 to 1
Hawaii25 colleges
(11 public, 14 private)
$18,239
$5,016
$21,652
$14,499
62,23776.00% 1,10115 to 1
Iowa87 colleges
(24 public, 63 private)
$20,320
$7,953
$13,118
$11,006
255,40568.18% 1,11712 to 1
Idaho40 colleges
(9 public, 31 private)
$16,097
$6,468
$19,242
$9,816
125,31786.11% 1,10613 to 1
Illinois270 colleges
(66 public, 204 private)
$19,410
$9,999
$18,995
$11,602
742,86568.72% 1,11514 to 1
Indiana115 colleges
(16 public, 99 private)
$21,177
$8,176
$19,020
$8,557
398,06972.16% 1,12313 to 1
Kansas81 colleges
(34 public, 47 private)
$14,857
$5,451
$13,025
$8,561
215,84370.00% 1,03613 to 1
Kentucky94 colleges
(25 public, 69 private)
$18,149
$6,331
$12,837
$11,023
269,25570.68% 1,09415 to 1
Louisiana128 colleges
(35 public, 93 private)
$15,477
$6,461
$18,619
$9,899
255,92165.15% 1,11015 to 1
Massachusetts173 colleges
(43 public, 130 private)
$26,509
$9,286
$26,869
$13,486
509,01059.05% 1,20912 to 1
Maryland92 colleges
(33 public, 59 private)
$19,993
$8,477
$17,947
$12,303
371,61969.38% 1,11815 to 1
Maine39 colleges
(18 public, 21 private)
$22,881
$7,526
$21,958
$8,459
72,60568.89% 1,10713 to 1
Marshall Islands1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$5,120
$4,900
- 1,1190.00% -12 to 1
Michigan171 colleges
(47 public, 124 private)
$17,724
$8,606
$20,649
$16,388
552,82072.83% 1,12214 to 1
Minnesota112 colleges
(45 public, 67 private)
$17,500
$7,073
$15,221
$10,983
411,82770.26% 1,16415 to 1
Missouri177 colleges
(52 public, 125 private)
$15,852
$8,935
$15,057
$8,918
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)
$12,244
$4,995
$12,952
$8,143
172,57172.06% 1,06716 to 1
Montana31 colleges
(17 public, 14 private)
$13,684
$4,733
$20,410
$6,703
49,72374.30% 1,11714 to 1
North Carolina176 colleges
(76 public, 100 private)
$16,700
$3,507
$16,971
$8,140
571,01663.56% 1,07414 to 1
North Dakota29 colleges
(14 public, 15 private)
$10,934
$6,076
$10,689
$7,916
53,66480.22% 1,08313 to 1
Nebraska50 colleges
(19 public, 31 private)
$16,509
$6,808
$13,213
$8,135
135,93372.33% 1,09413 to 1
New Hampshire41 colleges
(14 public, 27 private)
$23,084
$11,824
$19,838
$15,998
161,90476.93% 1,21912 to 1
New Jersey169 colleges
(37 public, 132 private)
$18,149
$9,668
$21,584
$16,880
429,80372.75% 1,12715 to 1
New Mexico51 colleges
(28 public, 23 private)
$12,364
$3,453
$16,288
$6,600
125,53369.11% 1,14716 to 1
Nevada44 colleges
(8 public, 36 private)
$17,902
$5,010
$20,334
$5,555
122,24283.91% 1,12015 to 1
New York464 colleges
(115 public, 349 private)
$20,019
$9,109
$23,785
$12,377
1,279,03965.87% 1,17814 to 1
Ohio305 colleges
(109 public, 196 private)
$17,084
$7,605
$18,486
$11,418
662,03170.36% 1,10913 to 1
Oklahoma116 colleges
(63 public, 53 private)
$12,146
$4,599
$14,013
$6,468
221,16172.09% 1,06114 to 1
Oregon83 colleges
(26 public, 57 private)
$20,331
$7,262
$21,155
$16,852
230,78680.40% 1,15814 to 1
Pennsylvania366 colleges
(95 public, 271 private)
$22,578
$14,059
$22,111
$19,327
729,05873.68% 1,12113 to 1
Puerto Rico152 colleges
(20 public, 132 private)
$8,059
$3,497
$7,782
$6,833
210,93971.80% 1,03516 to 1
Palau1 colleges
(1 public, 0 private)
$3,610
$3,250
- 4970.00% -10 to 1
Rhode Island24 colleges
(3 public, 21 private)
$26,153
$9,615
$23,344
$12,028
82,78361.08% 1,22012 to 1
South Carolina105 colleges
(34 public, 71 private)
$18,369
$8,485
$19,324
$13,103
245,64265.66% 1,06114 to 1
South Dakota31 colleges
(12 public, 19 private)
$11,770
$7,572
$12,257
$7,394
54,16280.45% 1,10812 to 1
Tennessee172 colleges
(52 public, 120 private)
$16,192
$5,554
$19,261
$11,292
342,13571.93% 1,12215 to 1
Texas450 colleges
(116 public, 334 private)
$16,265
$5,945
$17,275
$7,570
1,675,91971.28% 1,09216 to 1
Utah72 colleges
(16 public, 56 private)
$14,614
$4,207
$15,536
$8,140
375,60578.00% 1,20613 to 1
Virginia158 colleges
(46 public, 112 private)
$18,727
$8,266
$18,069
$14,191
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)
$32,985
$13,128
$23,506
$12,954
43,00971.31% 1,14610 to 1
Washington111 colleges
(43 public, 68 private)
$16,854
$5,388
$22,869
$14,596
371,46281.54% 1,16214 to 1
Wisconsin106 colleges
(37 public, 69 private)
$19,741
$6,452
$16,308
$9,247
349,72373.56% 1,13213 to 1
West Virginia75 colleges
(40 public, 35 private)
$12,530
$5,641
$13,529
$8,627
142,33773.00% 1,02215 to 1
Wyoming11 colleges
(8 public, 3 private)
$13,141
$4,212
$16,009
$6,289
32,60496.00% 1,17013 to 1
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