Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 11:03:07 -0600
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From: wolsey <wolsey**At_Symbol_Here**MACALESTER.EDU>
Subject: Re: Number of Laboratories
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 According to the website maintained by the American Council of Education
in 1998-99 there were 4070 accredited degree granting higher education
institutions in the U.S.--based upon data from the U.S. Dept of Education.
 Previously, I have heard that there are about 2500 colleges and
universities granting a Bachelor's degree of some sort.  So, I think 4,000
would be a figure a bit on the high side, since the data would include
seminaries and other sorts of institutions.

Wayne Wolsey
Professor of Chemistry
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN
--On Wednesday, December 08, 2004 12:10 AM -0500 Jim Kaufman

> What would be a reasonable estimate of the total number of laboratories in
> two year and four year colleges and universities in the United States? ..
> Jim
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