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At a Glance - US Colleges & Universities 2016 Core Statistics

Number of Schools

7,647 Number Of Schools
2,013 Number Of Public Schools
5,530 Number Of Private Schools
3,196 Number Of 4 Year (or High) Schools
2,190 Number Of 2-4 Years Schools
2,157 Number Of Less Than 2 Year Schools

Tuition & Costs

7,650 Average In-State Undergraduate Tuition (public Schools)
17,150 Average Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition
10,084 Average In-State Graduate Tuition (public Schools)
17,748 Average Out-of-State Graduate Tuition
9,303 On-Campus Living Costs
8,812 Off-Campus Living Costs

Acceptance Ratio

68.39% Average Acceptance Ratio
67.50% Public Schools
68.73% Private Schools
66.97% 4 Years (or High) Schools
78.23% 2-4 Years Schools

Graduation Rate

53.60% Average Graduation Rate
39.33% Public Schools
59.71% Private Schools
48.41% 4 Years (or High) Schools
45.26% 2-4 Years Schools
69.18% Less Than 2 Years Schools

Student Population

21,224,434Total Number Of Students
14,852,214 Public Schools
6,372,220 Private Schools
13,805,062 4 Years(or High) Schools
6,899,787 2-4 Years Schools
519,585 Less Than 2 Years Schools

Students to Faculty Ratio

6.46% (15.48:1) Average Student To Faculty Ratio
5.81% (17.22:1) Public Schools
6.73% (14.86:1) Private Schools
6.85% (14.59:1) 4 Years (or High) Schools
5.73% (17.46:1) 2-4 Years Schools
5.73% (14.73:1) 2-4 Years Schools
*** All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. The source of 2016 tuition and cost data is the cost of attendance page publiched by each institute directly.