A new education focused map released today looking at The Growth of Colleges in America. The creator searched the founding dates and GPS coordinates of all 2,068 schools using in the visualization!
eCollegeFinder is back with new map, this time it’s in motion! Late in 2014, we stumbled across Flowing Data’s map showing “The Growth of Walmart”, which Excel Hero recreated using a simple Excel workbook. We found the map to be mesmerizing and immensely informative, telling the story of Walmart in such a simple fashion. So much so, that we decided to recreate a similar map of our own, this time looking at “The Growth of Colleges in America”.
Our team downloaded a full list of colleges and universities in the United States that offer 4-year degrees from the National Center for Education Statistics. We then manually searched for each college’s founding date and latitude/longitude, finishing with a list of 2,068 schools! Using Excel Hero’s workbook, we uploaded our data to create this awesome map showing where and when colleges were founded. With a little beautification and hard work, eCollegeFinder is proud to present “The Growth of Colleges in America”!
Video Rendering of map: