How Many Colleges Are in the US?

How Many Colleges Are in the US?

As of 2013, the number of higher education institutions established in the United States is 4,726. This includes both two-year and four-year institutions, as well as for-profit and nonprofit schools.

The term "college" is used to describe all higher education institutions in the United States; an institution identified as a "university" generally confers undergraduate and graduate degrees. As of 2013, there are 3,026 four-year institutions and 1,700 two-year institutions in the USA. Of these, 1,623 schools are public and 3,103 are private; of the private schools, 1,451 are for-profit. There are 3,275 nonprofit public and private institutions of higher learning in the United States.