2024 Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools Industry Statistics Report

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2024 Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2019 to 2029 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Market Size
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools companies in the United States.

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesColleges, Universities & Professional Schools
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations7%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers0%
Other Management Occupations6%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations6%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations41%
Postsecondary Teachers36%
Health Teachers, Postsecondary6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary5%
Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary6%
Miscellaneous Postsecondary Teachers9%
Graduate Teaching Assistants6%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations8%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations17%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants6%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers6%
Office Clerks, General5%
Office Clerks, General5%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $958,231,193 on the colleges, universities & professional schools industry. It has awarded 4,909 contracts to 652 companies, with an average value of $1,469,680 per company.

Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Colleges, Universities & Professional Schools Industry Research
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateMay 2024
Report FormatPDF Download  PDF

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