Private Colleges: FactFile


NAICU presents a snapshot of America's robust private, nonprofit college and university sector.  The private college sector includes traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges and universities, women's colleges, performing and visual arts institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions.  

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Much of the data presented in Private Colleges: Fact File are from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a series of interrelated surveys of colleges and universities conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.  IPEDS data reflect all higher education institutions participating in federal financial aid programs.  Analysis is by NAICU's Research and Policy Analysis staff.