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Top 10 States with the Most Postsecondary Schools in the US for the 2020-2021 School Year

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) (CSV). The dataset provides annually updated point locations and details of postsecondary institutions in the US, collected by the NCES as part of the Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program for the 2020-2021 school year. Dates: 2020-08-01 to 2021-05-31
  • California leads with the highest number of postsecondary schools at 752 institutions.
  • New York and Texas follow with 463 and 453 schools respectively, highlighting a significant presence of higher education establishments in these states.
  • Florida and Pennsylvania also house a significant number of postsecondary institutions, with 420 and 378 schools respectively.
  • The list of top 10 states is rounded off with Ohio (298), Illinois (270), Michigan (197), Georgia (183), and North Carolina (181).
  • There is a notable drop in postsecondary institutions as the list goes down, indicating a concentration of these institutions in the top few states.

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