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Education Statistics > Postsecondary > Number Of Institutions > Four Year (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: This is the count of four-year, postsecondary institutions that are eligible for Title IV federal financial-aid programs and grant an associate's or higher degree. For an institution to be eligible to participate in Title IV financial-aid programs it must offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, have been in business for at least 2 years, and have signed a participation agreement with the Department. A four-year institution offers programs of at least 4 years duration or programs at or above the baccalaureate level. They include schools that offer postbaccalaureate certificates only or those that offer graduate programs only. They also include free-standing medical, law or other first-professional schools.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     California: 226 
# 2     New York: 222 
# 3     Pennsylvania: 149 
# 4     Illinois: 112 
# 5     Florida: 107 
= 6     Ohio: 104 
= 6     Texas: 104 
# 8     Massachusetts: 97 
# 9     Missouri: 83 
# 10     Michigan: 70 
# 11     Georgia: 65 
= 12     Minnesota: 64 
= 12     Virginia: 64 
= 12     Tennessee: 64 
# 15     North Carolina: 62 
# 16     Indiana: 61 
# 17     Wisconsin: 47 
# 18     Colorado: 46 
# 19     Iowa: 45 
# 20     Washington: 43 
= 21     Oregon: 39 
= 21     Alabama: 39 
= 23     New Jersey: 38 
= 23     Kentucky: 38 
= 23     South Carolina: 38 
# 26     Maryland: 37 
# 27     Arizona: 36 
# 28     Oklahoma: 35 
# 29     Kansas: 32 
# 30     Connecticut: 31 
# 31     Louisiana: 30 
# 32     Nebraska: 27 
# 33     Arkansas: 23 
= 34     Vermont: 22 
= 34     West Virginia: 22 
# 36     New Mexico: 21 
= 37     Maine: 20 
= 37     Mississippi: 20 
= 37     South Dakota: 20 
= 37     New Hampshire: 20 
# 41     Utah: 16 
# 42     District of Columbia: 15 
= 43     Rhode Island: 12 
= 43     North Dakota: 12 
= 45     Hawaii: 11 
= 45     Nevada: 11 
= 47     Montana: 10 
= 47     Idaho: 10 
= 49     Delaware:
= 49     Alaska:
# 51     Wyoming:
Total: 2,533  
Weighted average: 49.7  

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"Postsecondary > Number Of Institutions > Four Year by state", National Center for Educational Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/edu_pos_num_of_ins_fou_yea-postsecondary-number-institutions-four-year

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