Americans just cannot get enough of their colleges and universities. In fact, within the U.S., there are 4,084 colleges and universities. Every state has at least a few of them, but some definitely have more than others. Without looking at our new infographic below, can you guess which states have the most colleges? Or which regions of the country boast the most institutions of higher learning?

Based on census data and other tidbits, the answers might surprise you…


Quick Facts
The top four states for number colleges are:
1. California = 367 colleges
2. New York = 285 colleges
3. Texas = 212 colleges
4. Pennsylvania = 190 colleges

The number of colleges per U.S. region is as follows:
Northeast = 865 colleges
South = 1481 colleges
Midwest = 1020 colleges
West = 718 colleges


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