Colleges, universities, and technical schools

There are 3,261colleges and universities in the United States. Combined, these colleges and universitiesemploy 3 million people, earn more than $280 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $934 billion.

Types of colleges and universities

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
3,261
$279,590,994,612
998
$243,817,982,739
594
$28,797,937,844
250
$5,061,256,493
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Job trends for Colleges and universities

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
155
1-10
94
11-25
61
26-100
93
101 to 1,000
499
1,000+
605
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of colleges and universities

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
237
$250k to $1M
103
$1M to $5M
127
$5M to $25M
229
$25M to $100M
490
$100M+
439
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF with the IRS. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.
This category corresponds to the "B40: Higher Education Institutions" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.