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Education Statistics > Postsecondary > Number Of Institutions > Public (per capita) (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. Per capita figures expressed per 100,000 population.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     North Dakota: 2.199 per 100,000 people 
# 2     Montana: 1.924 per 100,000 people 
# 3     South Dakota: 1.804 per 100,000 people 
# 4     Wyoming: 1.571 per 100,000 people 
# 5     New Mexico: 1.452 per 100,000 people 
# 6     Kansas: 1.312 per 100,000 people 
# 7     Louisiana: 1.304 per 100,000 people 
# 8     Arkansas: 1.187 per 100,000 people 
# 9     West Virginia: 1.156 per 100,000 people 
# 10     Maine: 1.135 per 100,000 people 
# 11     Vermont: 0.963 per 100,000 people 
# 12     Alabama: 0.921 per 100,000 people 
# 13     North Carolina: 0.864 per 100,000 people 
# 14     Mississippi: 0.856 per 100,000 people 
# 15     Nebraska: 0.853 per 100,000 people 
# 16     Minnesota: 0.818 per 100,000 people 
# 17     Oklahoma: 0.817 per 100,000 people 
# 18     Georgia: 0.816 per 100,000 people 
# 19     Hawaii: 0.784 per 100,000 people 
# 20     South Carolina: 0.776 per 100,000 people 
# 21     Alaska: 0.753 per 100,000 people 
# 22     Kentucky: 0.743 per 100,000 people 
# 23     Washington: 0.732 per 100,000 people 
# 24     Oregon: 0.714 per 100,000 people 
# 25     New Hampshire: 0.687 per 100,000 people 
# 26     Connecticut: 0.655 per 100,000 people 
# 27     Iowa: 0.641 per 100,000 people 
# 28     Colorado: 0.622 per 100,000 people 
# 29     Delaware: 0.593 per 100,000 people 
# 30     Missouri: 0.569 per 100,000 people 
# 31     Wisconsin: 0.56 per 100,000 people 
# 32     Maryland: 0.554 per 100,000 people 
# 33     Ohio: 0.532 per 100,000 people 
# 34     Utah: 0.526 per 100,000 people 
# 35     Pennsylvania: 0.523 per 100,000 people 
# 36     Virginia: 0.515 per 100,000 people 
# 37     Idaho: 0.49 per 100,000 people 
# 38     Massachusetts: 0.484 per 100,000 people 
# 39     Texas: 0.477 per 100,000 people 
# 40     Illinois: 0.47 per 100,000 people 
# 41     Indiana: 0.462 per 100,000 people 
# 42     Michigan: 0.445 per 100,000 people 
# 43     Arizona: 0.421 per 100,000 people 
# 44     New York: 0.415 per 100,000 people 
# 45     California: 0.399 per 100,000 people 
# 46     New Jersey: 0.379 per 100,000 people 
# 47     Tennessee: 0.369 per 100,000 people 
# 48     District of Columbia: 0.363 per 100,000 people 
# 49     Nevada: 0.29 per 100,000 people 
# 50     Rhode Island: 0.279 per 100,000 people 
# 51     Florida: 0.225 per 100,000 people 
Weighted average: 0.8 per 100,000 people  
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