Exploring API Conversations At Over 2000 US Universities

I am looking at API adoption across universities, and after creating a simple world university API from a CSV I found on GitHub listing all of the worlds universities, I wanted to spend more time understanding how universities are talking about APIs (or not).  I have been studying universities APIs for a number of years now, having worked with BYU, UC Berkeley, and other universities on their API strategies. Similar to how I am expanding my industry vocabulary for searching for APIs, I am also getting more formal about how I search for APIs on campus by searching specifically using the university's name, as well as begin crawling the domains for each of the universities that I have in my index—getting more personal with some of the universities and what they are building.

As part of this research I conducted three separate Bing API searches using the 2000 US university names that I have on my target list, beginning my exploration around what keywords universities are using to define their API operations.

  • REST API
  • Web Services API
  • Postman API

My search returned 263 universities who had references to these key phrases. The search is not perfect, it does pull up a number of misses that I couldn’t validate as part of my automated script. I will be working to get better at filtering out the results that aren't relevant, while also expanding my vocabulary for what I am searching for. With this understood, here are the listing that were returned—I’d say about 40% don’t have much value, but there were also some pretty interesting use cases for how APIs are being discussed across universities across the United States.

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo at http://www.calpoly.edu/) had 65 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Carnegie Mellon University at http://www.cmu.edu/) had 58 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Colorado State University at http://www.colostate.edu/) had 62 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

DePaul University at http://www.depaul.edu/) had 57 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Dickinson College at http://www.dickinson.edu/) had 32 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Drake University at http://www.drake.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Drexel University at http://www.drexel.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Duke University at http://www.duke.edu/) had 64 results within the domain, but only 11 were (somewhat) verified.

Earlham College at http://www.earlham.edu/) had 26 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Eastern Illinois University at http://www.eiu.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

Eastern Michigan University at http://www.emich.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Eastern Washington University at http://www.ewu.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Elizabethtown College at http://www.etown.edu/) had 24 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Emmanuel College at http://www.emmanuel.edu/) had 9 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Emory University at http://www.emory.edu/) had 58 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Evergreen State College at http://www.evergreen.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Florida Atlantic University at http://www.fau.edu/) had 47 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Florida Gulf Coast University at http://www.fgcu.edu/) had 21 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Florida Institute of Technology at http://www.fit.edu/) had 30 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Florida Southern College at http://www.flsouthern.edu/) had 11 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

Florida State University at http://www.fsu.edu/) had 35 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Foothill-De Anza Community College District at http://www.fhda.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Fordham University at http://www.fordham.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Francis Marion University at http://www.fmarion.edu/) had 18 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Franklin University at http://www.franklin.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Freed-Hardeman University at http://www.fhu.edu/) had 11 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Furman University at http://www.furman.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

George Fox University at http://www.georgefox.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

George Mason University at http://www.gmu.edu/) had 60 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Georgetown University at http://www.georgetown.edu/) had 64 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

George Washington University at http://www.gwu.edu/) had 55 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Georgia Institute of Technology at http://www.gatech.edu/) had 62 results within the domain, but only 23 were (somewhat) verified.

Georgian Court College at http://www.georgian.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Georgia Southern University at http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/) had 55 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Gettysburg College at http://www.gettysburg.edu/) had 24 results within the domain, but only 11 were (somewhat) verified.

Goddard College at http://www.goddard.edu/) had 7 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Grand Valley State University at http://www.gvsu.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Grove City College at http://www.gcc.edu/) had 13 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Hamilton College at http://www.hamilton.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Hampshire College at http://www.hampshire.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Harding University at http://www.harding.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Hartwick College at http://www.hartwick.edu/) had 9 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Harvard University at http://www.harvard.edu/) had 53 results within the domain, but only 13 were (somewhat) verified.

Harvey Mudd College at http://www.hmc.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Hastings College at http://www.hastings.edu/) had 5 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Hofstra University at http://www.hofstra.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Hope College at http://www.hope.edu/) had 12 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Houston Baptist University at http://www.hbu.edu/) had 9 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Humboldt State University at http://www.humboldt.edu/) had 45 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

Husson College at http://www.husson.edu/) had 9 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Illinois Institute of Technology at http://www.iit.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 11 were (somewhat) verified.

Indiana State University at http://www.indstate.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Indiana Wesleyan University at http://www.indwes.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Iona College at http://www.iona.edu/) had 21 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Iowa State University of Science and Technology at http://www.iastate.edu/) had 71 results within the domain, but only 12 were (somewhat) verified.

Ithaca College at http://www.ithaca.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Johns Hopkins University at http://www.jhu.edu/) had 48 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Johnson County Community College at http://www.jccc.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Johnson C. Smith University at http://www.jcsu.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Kalamazoo College at http://www.kzoo.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Kennesaw State University at http://www.kennesaw.edu/) had 50 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

Kent State University at http://www.kent.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Kirkwood Community College at http://www.kirkwood.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania at http://www.kutztown.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 10 were (somewhat) verified.

Lafayette College at http://www.lafayette.edu/) had 32 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

La Salle University at http://www.lasalle.edu/) had 21 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Lebanon Valley College at http://www.lvc.edu/) had 11 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Le Moyne College at http://www.lemoyne.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Lycoming College at http://www.lycoming.edu/) had 3 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Oklahoma City University at http://www.okcu.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Colorado School of Mines at http://www.mines.edu/) had 51 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

Maharishi University of Management at http://www.mum.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Manhattanville College at http://www.mville.edu/) had 6 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Marist College at http://www.marist.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Maryville College at http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/) had 14 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology at http://www.mit.edu/) had 55 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

McNeese State University at http://www.mcneese.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Medical University of South Carolina at http://www.musc.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Merrimack College at http://www.merrimack.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Messiah College at http://www.messiah.edu/) had 22 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Michigan State University at http://www.msu.edu/) had 51 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Michigan Technological University at http://www.mtu.edu/) had 22 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Middlebury College at http://www.middlebury.edu/) had 38 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

Middle Tennessee State University at http://www.mtsu.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Millikin University at http://www.millikin.edu/) had 24 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Mills College at http://www.mills.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Milwaukee School of Engineering at http://www.msoe.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Mississippi State University at http://www.msstate.edu/) had 49 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Montana State University at http://www.montana.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Montana State University - Northern at http://www.msun.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Montana Tech at http://www.mtech.edu/) had 27 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Monterey Institute of International Studies at http://www.miis.edu/) had 6 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Mount Holyoke College at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine at http://www.mssm.edu/) had 28 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology at http://www.nmt.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

New Mexico State University at http://www.nmsu.edu/) had 56 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

New York University at http://www.nyu.edu/) had 38 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

North Carolina State University at http://www.ncsu.edu/) had 39 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Northeastern State University at http://www.nsuok.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Northern Illinois University at http://www.niu.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Norwich University at http://www.norwich.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Nova Southeastern University at http://www.nova.edu/) had 50 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Oklahoma State University at http://www.okstate.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Old Dominion University at http://www.odu.edu/) had 36 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Pacific Lutheran University at http://www.plu.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Palmer College of Chiropractic at http://www.palmer.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Parsons School of Design at http://www.parsons.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Pennsylvania State University at http://www.psu.edu/) had 53 results within the domain, but only 12 were (somewhat) verified.

Pepperdine University at http://www.pepperdine.edu/) had 36 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Pitzer College at http://www.pitzer.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Pomona College at http://www.pomona.edu/) had 13 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Portland Community College at http://www.pcc.edu/) had 27 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Portland State University at http://www.pdx.edu/) had 28 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Pratt Institute at http://www.pratt.edu/) had 22 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Presbyterian College at http://www.presby.edu/) had 12 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Princeton University at http://www.princeton.edu/) had 53 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Purdue University at http://www.purdue.edu/) had 60 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Reed College at http://www.reed.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Regis College at http://www.regiscollege.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at http://www.rpi.edu/) had 52 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

Rhode Island College at http://www.ric.edu/) had 7 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Rhodes College at http://www.rhodes.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Rice University at http://www.rice.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

Rider University at http://www.rider.edu/) had 24 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Rochester Institute of Technology at http://www.rit.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Roger Williams University at http://www.rwu.edu/) had 14 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at http://www.rose-hulman.edu/) had 21 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Rowan University at http://www.rowan.edu/) had 53 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at http://www.rutgers.edu/) had 67 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

San Diego State University at http://www.sdsu.edu/) had 39 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

San Jose State University at http://www.sjsu.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Seton Hall University at http://www.shu.edu/) had 32 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania at http://www.ship.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Shoreline Community College at http://www.shoreline.edu/) had 26 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Skidmore College at http://www.skidmore.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Sonoma State University at http://www.sonoma.edu/) had 44 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

Southern Adventist University at http://www.southern.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale at http://www.siu.edu/) had 47 results within the domain, but only 31 were (somewhat) verified.

Southern Methodist University at http://www.smu.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Southern Oregon University at http://www.sou.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Southwestern University at http://www.southwestern.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Southwestern University School of Law at http://www.swlaw.edu/) had 4 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Stanford University at http://www.stanford.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

St. Anselm College at http://www.anselm.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

State University of New York at Binghamton at http://www.binghamton.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

State University of New York at New Paltz at http://www.newpaltz.edu/) had 18 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

State University of New York College at Cortland at http://www.cortland.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

St. Bonaventure University at http://www.sbu.edu/) had 36 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

St. Norbert College at http://www.snc.edu/) had 13 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

St. Petersburg College at http://www.spcollege.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

St. Vincent College at http://www.stvincent.edu/) had 18 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Swarthmore College at http://www.swarthmore.edu/) had 27 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Tarleton State University at http://www.tarleton.edu/) had 30 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Temple University at http://www.temple.edu/) had 60 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Tennessee Technological University at http://www.tntech.edu/) had 24 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Texas A&M International University at http://www.tamiu.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Texas A&M University at http://www.tamu.edu/) had 42 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi at http://www.tamucc.edu/) had 53 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Texas Tech University at http://www.ttu.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

The Scripps Research Institute at http://www.scripps.edu/) had 26 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Touro College at http://www.touro.edu/) had 37 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Trinity University at http://www.trinity.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Troy University at http://www.troy.edu/) had 35 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Tufts University at http://www.tufts.edu/) had 66 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Advancing Technology (UAT) at http://www.uat.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Akron at http://www.uakron.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Alaska - Anchorage at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/) had 36 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Alaska - Fairbanks at http://www.uaf.edu/) had 27 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville at http://www.uark.edu/) had 57 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Berkeley at http://www.berkeley.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 23 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Davis at http://www.ucdavis.edu/) had 56 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Irvine at http://www.uci.edu/) had 45 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Los Angeles at http://www.ucla.edu/) had 47 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Merced at http://www.ucmerced.edu/) had 58 results within the domain, but only 16 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Riverside at http://www.ucr.edu/) had 51 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, San Diego at http://www.ucsd.edu/) had 45 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, San Francisco at http://www.ucsf.edu/) had 48 results within the domain, but only 10 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Santa Barbara at http://www.ucsb.edu/) had 60 results within the domain, but only 10 were (somewhat) verified.

University of California, Santa Cruz at http://www.ucsc.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Central Florida at http://www.ucf.edu/) had 44 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Chicago at http://www.uchicago.edu/) had 40 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Cincinnati at http://www.uc.edu/) had 42 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Connecticut at http://www.uconn.edu/) had 56 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Delaware at http://www.udel.edu/) had 38 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Denver at http://www.du.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Evansville at http://www.evansville.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Florida at http://www.ufl.edu/) had 46 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Georgia at http://www.uga.edu/) had 37 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Houston at http://www.uh.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Idaho at http://www.uidaho.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Illinois at http://www.uillinois.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Illinois at Chicago at http://www.uic.edu/) had 45 results within the domain, but only 10 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Illinois at Springfield at http://www.uis.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Iowa at http://www.uiowa.edu/) had 62 results within the domain, but only 11 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Kansas at http://www.ku.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Kentucky at http://www.uky.edu/) had 52 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette at http://www.louisiana.edu/) had 57 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Louisville at http://www.louisville.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Maine, Orono at http://www.umaine.edu/) had 48 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst at http://www.umass.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Massachusetts at Boston at http://www.umb.edu/) had 11 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Memphis at http://www.memphis.edu/) had 30 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Miami at http://www.miami.edu/) had 32 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor at http://www.umich.edu/) had 48 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Mississippi at http://www.olemiss.edu/) had 28 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Montana at http://www.umt.edu/) had 26 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln at http://www.unl.edu/) had 60 results within the domain, but only 9 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Nebraska Medical Center at http://www.unmc.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Nebraska - Omaha at http://www.unomaha.edu/) had 13 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Nevada - Las Vegas at http://www.unlv.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Nevada - Reno at http://www.unr.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at http://www.unc.edu/) had 47 results within the domain, but only 12 were (somewhat) verified.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte at http://www.uncc.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 10 were (somewhat) verified.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro at http://www.uncg.edu/) had 39 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke at http://www.uncp.edu/) had 11 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Northern Iowa at http://www.uni.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Notre Dame at http://www.nd.edu/) had 27 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Oklahoma at http://www.ou.edu/) had 13 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center at http://www.ouhsc.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Oregon at http://www.uoregon.edu/) had 25 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Phoenix at http://www.phoenix.edu/) had 16 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Pittsburgh at http://www.pitt.edu/) had 36 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Redlands at http://www.redlands.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Rhode Island at http://www.uri.edu/) had 17 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Rochester at http://www.rochester.edu/) had 28 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of South Carolina at http://www.sc.edu/) had 14 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of South Florida at http://www.usf.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul at http://www.stthomas.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga at http://www.utc.edu/) had 13 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Tennessee - Knoxville at http://www.utk.edu/) had 29 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Tennessee Space Institute at http://www.utsi.edu/) had 3 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Texas at http://www.utsystem.edu/) had 2 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Texas at Arlington at http://www.uta.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Texas at Austin at http://www.utexas.edu/) had 37 results within the domain, but only 14 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Texas at Dallas at http://www.utdallas.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Texas at El Paso at http://www.utep.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Texas of the Permian Basin at http://www.utpb.edu/) had 12 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of the Pacific at http://www.pacific.edu/) had 12 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Toledo at http://www.utoledo.edu/) had 30 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Tulsa at http://www.utulsa.edu/) had 22 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Utah at http://www.utah.edu/) had 27 results within the domain, but only 8 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Virginia at http://www.virginia.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire at http://www.uwec.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Wisconsin - Madison at http://www.wisc.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee at http://www.uwm.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Valdosta State University at http://www.valdosta.edu/) had 23 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Vanderbilt University at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/) had 38 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Virginia Commonwealth University at http://www.vcu.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) at http://www.vt.edu/) had 34 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Washington and Lee University at http://www.wlu.edu/) had 19 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Washington University in St. Louis at http://www.wustl.edu/) had 39 results within the domain, but only 6 were (somewhat) verified.

Wayne State University at http://www.wayne.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 15 were (somewhat) verified.

Wellesley College at http://www.wellesley.edu/) had 30 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Western Illinois University at http://www.wiu.edu/) had 21 results within the domain, but only 4 were (somewhat) verified.

Western Kentucky University at http://www.wku.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

West Virginia University at http://www.wvu.edu/) had 33 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

William Jewell College at http://www.jewell.edu/) had 15 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

William Paterson University at http://www.wpunj.edu/) had 20 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Williams College at http://www.williams.edu/) had 22 results within the domain, but only 3 were (somewhat) verified.

Wisconsin Lutheran College at http://www.wlc.edu/) had 8 results within the domain, but only 2 were (somewhat) verified.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute at http://www.wpi.edu/) had 30 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Wright State University at http://www.wright.edu/) had 24 results within the domain, but only 5 were (somewhat) verified.

Yale University at http://www.yale.edu/) had 31 results within the domain, but only 7 were (somewhat) verified.

I was happy to find a couple of new API portals for universities that were not on my list. However, I was also very interested in the mentions of APIs on student resume, curriculum outlines, and other ways in which APIs are being used on campus. It will take a lot for work for me to dial in my university API search, and correct some of wonky result that I can’t tell if it is associated with the Bing search index, or with my vocabulary. I’ll keep playing around with and dialing in. For example, the Postman API search term didn’t return a single Postman reference, but it did uncover some other interesting API related goings on. I will have to get more creative when it comes to understanding how and if Postman is being used by universities amongst research, professors, and students.

There is another approach I can take in this work now that I have 2000 domains for universities. I can spend more time spidering their website looking for the low hanging fruit like I did for the University of Oklahoma. Something that got me into a bit of hot water with their administrators because there were some spreadsheets published publicly that shouldn’t have been, and my spider was able to find them and I ended up publishing them to GitHub. This time I may spend more time trying to reach out to university IT administrators and faculty to get permission before I run my scripts, getting them more involved in the process, and reduce the chances I’d be seen as someone trying to unlawfully hack their system. First, I’ll spend more time looking for actual API activity, then I’ll spend time targeting the resources that are available that should be APIs. All helping me understand how far along universities are when it comes to their own API journey, and helping train the next generation of API providers and consumers.