10 US states count universities as their largest private employer

While Walmart is America’s biggest private employer in 22 states, employing some 1.5 million people in all 50 states (versus Amazon’s 500,000+ workers), 10 states count universities as their largest private employer.

These are:

University of Hawaii

University of California

University of New Mexico

University of Nebraska

University of Iowa

University of Wisconsin

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina system

Johns Hopkins Institutions (Maryland)

State University of New York system