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College Statistics By States

Academic Statistics By State

Below table summarizes the core academic stats including tuition, admission, population, and more by U.S. State and territories. The average values are calculated based on the data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education . Due to the lack of data, we exclude less than 2 years colleges for academic stats such as SAT scores and tuition.
Next list shows the highest/lowest State in perspectives of key academic factors.
  • California has the most schools with 737 schools and Alaska has the least schools with 10 schools.
  • Rhode Island schools have the tightest (lowest) acceptance rate with 57.83% and Wyoming schools have the affordable (highest) rate with 96.00%.
  • District of Columbia schools have the highest SAT score with 1,252 and West Virginia schools have the lowest SAT score with 1,022.
  • Vermont schools have the highest tuition & fees with $34,391 and North Dakota schools have the lowest tuition & fees with $10,772.
  • California schools have the most enrolled students with 2,736,006 and Alaska schools have the least students with 25,692.
2020 College Statistics By State
StateNumber of Schools (Public/Private)Acceptance RateSAT ScoreTuition (Residents)Student PopulationGraduation RateStudents to Faculty Ratio
Alaska 10 (6/4) 77.25% 1,155 $17,174 ($9,664) 25,692 37.25% 10.13 to 1
Alabama 88 (39/49) 66.00% 1,101 $14,838 ($11,101) 307,917 37.29% 16.64 to 1
Arkansas 89 (38/51) 68.05% 1,094 $12,203 ($9,596) 159,738 40.00% 14.75 to 1
American Samoa 1 (1/0) - - $4,250 ($3,950) 1,037 34.00% 14.00 to 1
Arizona 126 (34/92) 81.35% 1,158 $17,662 ($9,976) 585,489 39.61% 19.65 to 1
California 737 (192/545) 63.92% 1,174 $20,848 ($14,948) 2,736,006 53.88% 18.08 to 1
Colorado 113 (34/79) 72.50% 1,131 $17,681 ($12,524) 368,631 55.16% 15.48 to 1
Connecticut 87 (33/54) 64.71% 1,177 $26,687 ($19,828) 201,485 51.20% 13.70 to 1
District of Columbia 25 (2/23) 58.75% 1,252 $24,957 ($25,367) 97,887 58.21% 11.86 to 1
Delaware 19 (5/14) 62.60% 1,038 $19,479 ($15,038) 60,765 43.57% 15.67 to 1
Florida 372 (92/280) 65.61% 1,128 $17,139 ($12,660) 1,115,837 54.92% 16.51 to 1
Federated States of Micronesia 1 (1/0) 80.00% - $4,750 ($4,750) 1,931 26.00% 15.00 to 1
Georgia 161 (51/110) 64.85% 1,080 $16,519 ($12,405) 547,016 41.69% 15.66 to 1
Guam 3 (2/1) 76.00% - $7,634 ($4,882) 5,888 29.00% 13.33 to 1
Hawaii 25 (11/14) 72.57% 1,101 $14,784 ($9,591) 62,054 43.00% 15.68 to 1
Iowa 87 (24/63) 68.18% 1,117 $20,450 ($19,034) 255,377 57.97% 12.05 to 1
Idaho 41 (9/32) 86.11% 1,106 $16,344 ($11,736) 124,886 57.00% 12.97 to 1
Illinois 271 (66/205) 67.65% 1,115 $21,133 ($18,800) 742,177 47.74% 14.78 to 1
Indiana 120 (16/104) 71.90% 1,123 $22,997 ($20,383) 395,399 54.58% 12.95 to 1
Kansas 83 (34/49) 70.80% 1,036 $14,743 ($12,573) 213,240 43.98% 13.28 to 1
Kentucky 95 (25/70) 70.68% 1,094 $18,853 ($14,564) 268,173 46.14% 14.46 to 1
Louisiana 128 (35/93) 66.58% 1,110 $16,301 ($11,533) 248,944 41.96% 16.53 to 1
Massachusetts 174 (43/131) 58.66% 1,209 $32,135 ($28,674) 503,835 58.70% 12.29 to 1
Maryland 93 (33/60) 69.38% 1,118 $21,167 ($17,001) 366,880 45.84% 14.32 to 1
Maine 39 (18/21) 68.89% 1,107 $24,003 ($18,407) 71,854 51.18% 13.19 to 1
Marshall Islands 1 (1/0) - - $5,120 ($4,900) 1,119 7.00% 12.00 to 1
Michigan 171 (47/124) 72.83% 1,122 $18,713 ($16,006) 542,975 45.34% 14.09 to 1
Minnesota 112 (45/67) 70.26% 1,164 $17,648 ($16,051) 410,120 48.93% 15.79 to 1
Missouri 178 (52/126) 70.47% 1,111 $17,024 ($15,077) 377,860 51.36% 12.87 to 1
Northern Marianas 1 (1/0) - - $5,520 ($4,038) 1,194 20.00% 25.00 to 1
Mississippi 60 (25/35) 72.06% 1,067 $11,673 ($8,847) 170,513 44.37% 16.75 to 1
Montana 31 (17/14) 72.56% 1,117 $13,937 ($7,905) 49,539 38.96% 13.60 to 1
North Carolina 177 (76/101) 63.56% 1,074 $16,875 ($11,944) 566,041 43.89% 13.43 to 1
North Dakota 29 (14/15) 80.22% 1,083 $10,772 ($7,968) 53,615 45.38% 13.12 to 1
Nebraska 50 (19/31) 72.33% 1,094 $16,509 ($14,244) 135,933 51.55% 12.77 to 1
New Hampshire 41 (14/27) 76.21% 1,219 $25,860 ($21,022) 160,769 50.33% 11.35 to 1
New Jersey 170 (37/133) 71.79% 1,127 $19,334 ($17,388) 419,164 49.59% 15.42 to 1
New Mexico 52 (28/24) 69.11% 1,147 $11,872 ($7,468) 124,391 32.49% 15.83 to 1
Nevada 45 (8/37) 84.40% 1,120 $18,731 ($14,729) 119,547 44.86% 17.07 to 1
New York 464 (115/349) 66.42% 1,178 $22,439 ($19,154) 1,260,863 55.56% 14.00 to 1
Ohio 308 (109/199) 68.75% 1,109 $19,161 ($16,244) 651,954 50.95% 13.78 to 1
Oklahoma 118 (63/55) 71.48% 1,061 $14,608 ($10,083) 208,221 43.28% 15.56 to 1
Oregon 83 (26/57) 79.57% 1,158 $20,993 ($17,543) 229,693 50.73% 13.52 to 1
Pennsylvania 366 (95/271) 73.48% 1,121 $25,343 ($22,838) 720,138 62.15% 13.57 to 1
Puerto Rico 152 (20/132) 70.48% 1,035 $7,522 ($5,831) 202,321 46.14% 17.49 to 1
Palau 1 (1/0) - - $3,610 ($3,250) 497 37.00% 10.00 to 1
Rhode Island 24 (3/21) 57.83% 1,220 $30,896 ($29,627) 81,021 70.17% 12.29 to 1
South Carolina 106 (34/72) 65.66% 1,061 $19,744 ($14,220) 242,757 40.31% 14.68 to 1
South Dakota 30 (12/18) 80.45% 1,108 $11,770 ($11,769) 53,682 47.77% 12.14 to 1
Tennessee 173 (52/121) 71.93% 1,122 $16,760 ($13,469) 338,214 53.94% 15.33 to 1
Texas 451 (116/335) 70.65% 1,092 $17,194 ($12,116) 1,653,986 41.61% 16.92 to 1
Utah 72 (16/56) 77.63% 1,206 $16,876 ($11,948) 364,306 46.68% 15.42 to 1
Virginia 158 (46/112) 68.88% 1,121 $20,568 ($16,125) 553,324 49.97% 13.85 to 1
Virgin Islands 1 (1/0) 98.00% 910 $14,496 ($5,235) 1,984 31.00% 11.00 to 1
Vermont 25 (6/19) 71.31% 1,146 $34,391 ($30,999) 42,914 60.47% 10.58 to 1
Washington 111 (43/68) 80.24% 1,162 $17,655 ($13,760) 368,566 48.78% 14.85 to 1
Wisconsin 106 (37/69) 73.56% 1,132 $20,357 ($16,326) 348,603 52.68% 13.04 to 1
West Virginia 75 (40/35) 73.50% 1,022 $14,472 ($11,006) 140,958 50.44% 15.82 to 1
Wyoming 11 (8/3) 96.00% 1,170 $12,835 ($5,746) 32,555 41.20% 12.80 to 1