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Table 317.20.Degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by control and classification of institution and state or jurisdiction: Academic year 2021-22 [CORRECTED]
State or jurisdictionTotalAll public institutionsPublic 4-year institutionsPublic 2-yearAll private nonprofit institutionsPrivate nonprofit 4-year institutionsPrivate nonprofit 2-yearPrivate for-profit institutions
TotalResearch university, very high1Research university, high2Doctoral/ research university3Master's4Baccalaureate5Special focus6TotalResearch university, very high1Research university, high2Doctoral/ research university3Master's4Baccalaureate5Special focus6Total4-year72-year7
1234567891011121314151617181920212223
    United States3,7791,5757171079130238201508581,5871,502394014237642548085617303314
Alabama5937144117102318170014751431
Alaska8440102010320000111101
Arizona642552200012011100002351281513
Arkansas53341212143122171400111113211
California4101504988015162101142138361330226441186850

Colorado
6028184115701099101313023914
Connecticut371861004101217171055510220
Delaware7331001100320011001110
District of Columbia1811000100012122311050532
Florida16241405311300162561271220146592534

Georgia
107502733291002336331216185321912
Hawaii171041010206440002200321
Idaho13840300104440001210101
Illinois147571223160045757323616163021587
Indiana651615222810141411051312100826

Iowa
55193200100163333004101360321
Kansas6233821040125242400151530523
Kentucky5824820321016252500371050945
Louisiana5131172317131413111013422707
Maine29147100150714130114341110

Maryland
5129132207111619191017370312
Massachusetts10630141307121674727271718212211
Michigan8646223533712438380021013130211
Minnesota834412100821323332005511111660
Mississippi3323831040015990030510110

Missouri
92271313162014525011213132021394
Montana241892002239540002201101
Nebraska33167110401915140106341202
Nevada227720005004400010301156
New Hampshire24136100221711101005401000

New Jersey
8132132425001939361201032031073
New Mexico3628911041219330001110532
New York2887943520239436181163661128258718281711
North Carolina1347517252422584948115725911073
North Dakota201491101425550011030110

Ohio
15660304602171306763114201918429821
Oklahoma4630172008521314130125321211
Oregon502582103111722210034681321
Pennsylvania18640223201160181121033413322724934529
Rhode Island1432010100111111008020000

South Carolina
65331320073120242300191121835
South Dakota211380204025660003210220
Tennessee83231024120113434010612111031798
Texas2251025099413785269642281420185542232
Utah238720032015401020111091

Vermont
1654010210111110005510000
Virginia1054016521431244037007415113251510
Washington7242362006271623210058442743
West Virginia41221311055199900114301046
Wisconsin673216202912163131013107100431
Wyoming9810100007000000000101

U.S. Service Academies
5550000500












    Other jurisdictions
912620010313364846003131515217116
American Samoa1110000100000000000000
Federated States of 
   Micronesia
1110000100000000000000
Guam3210001001110000100000
Marshall Islands1110000100000000000000
Northern Marianas1110000100000000000000
Palau1100000001000000000000
Puerto Rico82181401019344745003131415217116
U.S. Virgin Islands1110001000000000000000
†Not applicable.
1Research universities with a very high level of research activity.
2Research universities with a high level of research activity.
3Institutions that award at least 20 research/scholarship doctor's degrees per year but did not have a high level of research activity.
4Institutions that award at least 50 master's degrees and fewer than 20 doctor's degrees per year.
5Institutions that primarily emphasize undergraduate education. In addition to institutions that primarily award bachelor's degrees, also includes institutions classified as 4-year in the IPEDS system but classified as 2-year baccalaureate/associate's colleges in the Carnegie Classification system because they primarily award associate's degrees.
6Four-year institutions that award degrees primarily in single fields of study, such as medicine, business, fine arts, theology, and engineering.
7Based on the level of institution as defined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, which may occasionally differ from the Carnegie classification’s definition of 2-year institutions.
NOTE: Branch campuses are counted as separate institutions. Relative levels of research activity for research universities were determined by an analysis of research and development expenditures, science and engineering research staffing, and doctor's degrees conferred, by field. Further information on the research index ranking may be obtained from http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/. Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2021, Institutional Characteristics component. (This table was prepared May 2023. Corrections were made January 2024.)

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