2012 Edition

national industry 611310

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and granting degrees at baccalaureate or graduate levels. The requirement for admission is at least a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.

The immediate parent of national industry 611310 is international industry 61131: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Illustrative Examples

  • Colleges (except junior colleges)
  • Theological seminaries offering baccalaureate or graduate degrees Military academies, college level
  • Universities
  • Professional schools (e.g., business administration, dental, law, medical)

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic, or academic and technical, courses and granting associate degrees, certificates, or diplomas.the baccalaureate level are classified in Industry 611210, Junior Colleges.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Value
2002 611310 -
2007 611310 -
2012 611310 -
2017 611310 -

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 8221 - Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 611310, Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools:

  1. business college school not otherwise classified
  2. cegep polytechnical school university and community college
  3. college
  4. college book store
  5. college university and professional school
  6. community college university cegep and polytechnical school
  7. educational service
  8. music school
  9. polytechnical cegep school university and community college
  10. public college or school
  11. school
  12. school accounting
  13. school business college
  14. school business or business college
  15. school college
  16. school college university jr college nfp
  17. school college university junior college or college preparatory
  18. school correspondence
  19. school dormitory facility
  20. school dormitory facility nfp
  21. school janitorial operation and custodial care
  22. school nfp
  23. school not otherwise classified business college
  24. school private academic not otherwise classified
  25. school professional
  26. school religious high
  27. school religious not operated by church
  28. special event school level 1
  29. special event school level 2
  30. special event school level 3
  31. university
  32. university community college and polytechnical school
  33. university community college cegep and polytechnical school


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