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The availability and provision of support services for students with disabilities varies among postsecondary institutions.

A survey of 650 postsecondary institutions indicated that public institutions offered educational support and accommodations for students with disabilities more frequently than private institutions. Larger institutions (based on student enrollment) also offered more educational supports than smaller institutions. Two-year and four-year institutions offered educational supports and accommodations at about the same frequency, however there was some evidence that specific supports were provided more often in two-year institutions. Testing accommodation was the most frequent type of support reported. Notetaking, advocacy assistance, and counseling were also common supports offered.

Source: National survey of educational support provision to students with disabilities in postsecondary education settings: A technical report. University of Hawaii, at Manoa, National Center for the Study of Postsecondary Educational Supports (June 2000).