Colleges & Universities

Colleges & Universities

Overview

The 2,900 colleges and universities in the US provide post-secondary education and award degrees to students who have developed expertise in a specific field of study. Colleges and universities include public, private non-profit, and for-profit institutions.

Volatility in Government Funding

During tough economic times, state and local governments typically reduce budgets and may cut support for higher education, forcing schools to rely on tuition increases or other sources to fund the shortfall.

Tuition Increases Jeopardize Affordability

College tuition continues to grow faster than inflation and family income, making higher education less affordable.