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Mac Usage at Universities

I often get into discussions with software vendors about the size of the Mac market, in particular the number of scientific users at universities. It is very difficult to get accurate numbers but an increasing number of places have published a breakdown. Whilst few universities keep as complete records as University of Virginia, where Mac usage has increased from a low of 4% to nearly 40%, I’ve tried to keep a track of the numbers and what seems clear is the number of Macs on campus is increasing. If anyone can provide further information I’d happily include it.

University % Mac 2007 % Mac 2008 Link
Cornell 16% 22% http://www2.cit.cornell.edu/resnet/history.html
U. of Virginia 26% 37% http://itc.virginia.edu/students/inventory/2008/
James Madison Univ 14% 16% http://www.jmu.edu/computing/af/student.pdf
UW-Madison 20% 28% http://www.doit.wisc.edu/about/research/2008/student08report.htm
Princeton 40% ** http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/10/05/news/18871.shtml
Dartmouth College 55% ** http://www.twincities.com/business/ci_7030129?nclick_check=1&forced=true
Georgetown University Law Center 25% ** http://blogs.computerworld.com/node/5497
Oregen State Uni 5% ** http://www.cio.com/article/188050
Wilkes University 100% ** http://castingoutnines.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/wilkes-university-going-all-apple/
Oregon's George Fox University ** 100% http://blogs.georgefox.edu/newsreleases/?p=4686
New York Medical College ** 33% http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2830/at-the-u-of-virginia-apple-continues-its-rise
OC University ** 100% http://newsok.com/article/3230585/1208313938
Brandeis University ** 40% http://media.www.thejusticeonline.com/media/storage/paper573/news/2008/09/02/News/Number.Of.Students.With.Apple.Computers.Rises.To.40.Percent-3410623.shtml
University of Bristol ** 10% http://www.bristol.ac.uk/is/computing/advice/homeusers/hardware/computers/apple.html
Baylor University 21% 29% http://www.baylor.edu/Lariat/news.php?action=story&story=57365
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