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

DEFINITION: This is the count of public 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 public educational institution is one whose programs and activities are operated by publicly elected or appointed school officials and which is supported primarily by public funds.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     California: 144 
# 2     Texas: 109 
# 3     New York: 80 
# 4     North Carolina: 75 
# 5     Georgia: 74 
# 6     Pennsylvania: 65 
# 7     Ohio: 61 
# 8     Illinois: 60 
# 9     Louisiana: 59 
# 10     Washington: 46 
# 11     Michigan: 45 
= 12     Alabama: 42 
= 12     Minnesota: 42 
# 14     Florida: 40 
# 15     Virginia: 39 
# 16     Kansas: 36 
= 17     Arkansas: 33 
= 17     Missouri: 33 
= 17     New Jersey: 33 
= 17     South Carolina: 33 
= 21     Wisconsin: 31 
= 21     Massachusetts: 31 
= 21     Kentucky: 31 
= 21     Maryland: 31 
= 25     Colorado: 29 
= 25     Oklahoma: 29 
= 25     Indiana: 29 
# 28     New Mexico: 28 
# 29     Oregon: 26 
= 30     Mississippi: 25 
= 30     Arizona: 25 
# 32     Connecticut: 23 
# 33     Tennessee: 22 
# 34     West Virginia: 21 
# 35     Iowa: 19 
# 36     Montana: 18 
= 37     Maine: 15 
= 37     Nebraska: 15 
= 39     South Dakota: 14 
= 39     North Dakota: 14 
# 41     Utah: 13 
# 42     Hawaii: 10 
# 43     New Hampshire:
# 44     Wyoming:
= 45     Idaho:
= 45     Nevada:
# 47     Vermont:
= 48     Alaska:
= 48     Delaware:
# 50     Rhode Island:
# 51     District of Columbia:
Total: 1,700  
Weighted average: 33.3  

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