State Profiles

Leading with nuance and expertise.

Although there are many commonalities across the states, each approaches the oversight of public higher education a bit differently. From constitutionally or statutorily created public institutions and university systems to state coordinating entities to community and technical college systems, we’ve compiled data from across the 50 states to help provide a snapshot of public higher education governance in America.

Please note: These profiles include all public four-year governing boards, both institutional and university system boards (many of which also govern two-year institutions); all statewide community and technical college boards in those states in which they exist; and all state coordinating boards, commissions and councils in those states in which they exist.