Largest Colleges and Universities in the US

Want to know what the largest postsecondary education institutions are in the United States?  The following list is of the 300 largest schools currently operating in the United States based on their total student enrollment. The list includes both public and private two and four-year institutions, combining total enrollment for multi-campus institutions, and does not differentiate between type of institution for listing purposes. The totals are based on both full-time and part-time students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including online enrollment and distance learning enrollment. The list allows for comparative analyses among larger institutions, as well as identifying which schools may have higher amounts of funding, which equates to more education and research opportunities…

more degree options. The data is taken from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  Efficiently gather information from top ranked colleges around the country and join the millions of college-bound students that use MatchCollege to find their perfect college match today.

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Rank School Name State Enrollment
#1Western Governors University (WGU)North Carolina121,437
#2Southern New Hampshire UniversityNew Hampshire104,068
#3Grand Canyon UniversityArizona90,253
#4Liberty UniversityVirginia79,152
#5Ivy Tech Community College - Central IndianaIndiana72,006
#6Texas A&M UniversityTexas68,679
#7University of Central FloridaFlorida68,475
#8Ohio State UniversityOhio61,170
#9University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland60,603
#10Florida International UniversityFlorida57,942
#11Houston Community College System (UHCL)Texas57,200
#12Miami Dade CollegeFlorida54,973
#13University of FloridaFlorida52,218
#14New York University (NYTS)New York51,847
#15The University of Texas at AustinTexas51,832
#16Arizona State UniversityArizona51,585
#17Tarrant County CollegeTexas51,100
#18Northern Virginia Community College (Norfolk State)Virginia50,929
#19University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinnesota50,734
#20Michigan State UniversityMichigan50,351
#21Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Jersey50,254
#22University of Illinois at Urbana - ChampaignIllinois49,702
#23University of Washington - Seattle CampusWashington47,400
#24University of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia47,310
#25Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania46,810
#26University of Michigan - Ann ArborMichigan46,716
#27Valencia CollegeFlorida46,521
#28University of HoustonTexas46,324
#29American Public University System (American Military University)New York46,088
#30University of California - Los AngelesCalifornia44,537
#31Purdue UniversityCalifornia44,474
#32University of ArizonaArizona44,097
#33University of South Florida (USF Main Campus)Florida43,846
#34Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana43,503
#35University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia42,501
#36Brigham Young University - IdahoIdaho42,341
#37University of Maryland - College Park (UMBC)Maryland41,200
#38Florida State UniversityFlorida41,005
#39Austin Community College DistrictTexas40,799
#40Broward CollegeFlorida40,784
#41California State University - FullertonCalifornia40,280
#42California State University - Northridge (Cal State LA)California40,212
#43Utah Valley UniversityUtah39,931
#44Temple UniversityPennsylvania39,740
#45University of GeorgiaGeorgia38,652
#46Texas State UniversityTexas38,644
#47University of North TexasTexas38,241
#48University of California - DavisCalifornia38,167
#49University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California37,887
#50University of CincinnatiOhio37,886
#51California State University - Long BeachCalifornia37,466
#52George Mason UniversityVirginia37,316
#53Capella UniversityWest Virginia37,171
#54University of Colorado at BoulderColorado36,681
#55University of California - Irvine (UCI)California36,032
#56North Carolina State University at RaleighNorth Carolina35,479
#57East Los Angeles College (The Dominican School)California35,403
#58San Jose State UniversityCalifornia35,400
#59San Diego State UniversityCalifornia35,303
#60Iowa State UniversityIowa34,992
#61University of South Carolina - ColumbiaSouth Carolina34,795
#62Ashford University (Mount Mercy College)Iowa34,710
#63Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityVirginia34,683
#64Boston UniversityMassachusetts34,657
#65Brigham Young UniversityUtah34,499
#66Georgia State UniversityGeorgia34,316
#67College of Southern NevadaNevada34,169
#68Collin CollegeTexas33,668
#69Colorado State UniversityColorado33,478
#70University of UtahUtah33,023
#71Georgia Institute of TechnologyGeorgia32,723
#72The University of Texas at San AntonioTexas32,264
#73San Jacinto CollegeTexas32,137
#74South Texas College (South Texas Community College)Illinois31,949
#75California State University - SacramentoCalifornia31,902
#76Palm Beach State College (Palm Beach Atlantic PBA)Florida31,816
#77University of Illinois at ChicagoIllinois31,683
#78University of IowaIowa31,656
#79Harvard UniversityMassachusetts31,566
#80University at BuffaloNew York31,503
#81Washington State University (Walla Walla College)Washington31,478
#82American River CollegeCalifornia31,366
#83Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York31,077
#84Northern Arizona UniversityArizona31,066
#85Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana30,983
#86Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVirginia30,697
#87University of Massachusetts AmherstMassachusetts30,593
#88Purdue University GlobalColorado30,512
#89University of Nevada - Las VegasNevada30,457
#90Auburn University (AUM)Alabama30,440
#91University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth Carolina30,011
#92Excelsior College (Trocaire)New York30,008
#93University of Missouri - ColumbiaMissouri29,843
#94San Francisco State University (SFCM)California29,778
#95Florida Atlantic UniversityFlorida29,772
#96University of North Carolina at CharlotteNorth Carolina29,710
#97Indiana University - Purdue University - IndianapolisIndiana29,579
#98Mt San Antonio CollegeCalifornia29,346
#99St Petersburg College (SPC)Florida29,183
#100University of Kentucky (Wesleyan)Kentucky29,182
#101Salt Lake Community College (UVU)Utah29,156
#102The University of Tennessee (UTC)Tennessee28,894
#103El Paso Community CollegeTexas28,819
#104Santa Monica CollegeCalifornia28,800
#105The University of Texas at DallasTexas28,755
#106East Carolina UniversityNorth Carolina28,718
#107University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh CampusPennsylvania28,673
#108The University of Texas - Pan AmericanTexas28,644
#109University of Oklahoma Norman CampusOklahoma28,564
#110Ohio UniversityOhio28,480
#111Santa Ana CollegeCalifornia28,425
#112Weber State UniversityUtah28,247
#113George Washington UniversityDistrict Of Columbia28,172
#114Kent State University - Kent CampusOhio28,122
#115California State University - Los AngelesCalifornia28,036
#116Utah State University (UBTech)Utah27,932
#117University of ArkansasArkansas27,778
#118University of KansasKansas27,690
#119University of ConnecticutConnecticut27,412
#120Columbus State Community CollegeOhio27,343
#121Portland Community College (Summit Salon Academy-PDX)Oregon27,046
#122Wayne State UniversityMichigan27,025
#123University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeWisconsin27,012
#124City College of San FranciscoCalifornia27,008
#125West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia26,864
#126Pasadena City CollegeCalifornia26,862
#127California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal State San Bernardino)California26,598
#128CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeNew York26,506
#129Georgia Southern University (Georgia College)Georgia26,408
#130Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York26,256
#131Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs (Colorado Tech)Colorado26,184
#132Johns Hopkins University (Aveda Institute Maryland)Maryland26,152
#133Suffolk County Community CollegeNew York26,078
#134University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California25,976
#135University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania25,860
#136University of Nebraska - LincolnNebraska25,820
#137Portland State UniversityOregon25,711
#138University of Colorado Denver (University of Colorado Denver)Colorado25,645
#139Boise State UniversityIdaho25,504
#140The University of Texas at El PasoTexas25,151
#141California State University - Fresno (CSUDH)California25,137
#142Clemson UniversitySouth Carolina24,951
#143College of DuPageIllinois24,900
#144El Camino CollegeCalifornia24,820
#145Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma24,690
#146Grand Valley State UniversityMichigan24,677
#147University of Virginia (University of Virginia)Virginia24,639
#148Drexel UniversityPennsylvania24,634
#149Bakersfield CollegeCalifornia24,589
#150Fresno City CollegeCalifornia24,366
#151University of New MexicoNew Mexico24,319
#152Old Dominion UniversityVirginia24,176
#153University of DelawareDelaware24,120
#154University of California - RiversideCalifornia23,922
#155Palomar CollegeCalifornia23,917
#156Long Beach City CollegeCalifornia23,845
#157Missouri State UniversityMissouri23,697
#158Cornell University (The Cooper Union)New York23,600
#159Central New Mexico Community CollegeNew Mexico23,553
#160Des Moines Area Community CollegeIowa23,474
#161Cuyahoga Community College District (Columbus State)Ohio23,440
#162Florida State College at JacksonvilleFlorida23,413
#163CUNY Hunter CollegeNew York23,202
#164Hillsborough Community CollegeFlorida23,183
#165Chaffey CollegeCalifornia22,969
#166Towson University (SJC)Maryland22,923
#167Syracuse UniversityNew York22,803
#168Fullerton CollegeCalifornia22,644
#169University of OregonOregon22,644
#170Western Michigan UniversityMichigan22,562
#171University of MississippiMississippi22,456
#172DePaul University (Danville)Illinois22,437
#173San Diego Mesa CollegeCalifornia22,284
#174Kansas State UniversityKansas22,221
#175Northwestern UniversityIllinois22,127
#176California Polytechnic State University - San Luis ObispoCalifornia22,013
#177Mississippi State UniversityMississippi21,974
#178University of Alabama at Birmingham (AAMU)Alabama21,923
#179Ball State UniversityIndiana21,884
#180Wake Technical Community CollegeNorth Carolina21,872
#181James Madison UniversityVirginia21,751
#182Cerritos CollegeCalifornia21,745
#183Montgomery CollegeMaryland21,720
#184St. John's University - New York (SVCMCNY SCHOOL OF NURSING SI)New York21,635
#185Middle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee21,631
#186Northeastern UniversityMassachusetts21,627
#187Blinn College (CBC)Texas21,623
#188Central Michigan University (MSP)Michigan21,622
#189University of Nevada - Reno (UNLV)Nevada21,463
#190University of Memphis (TCAT Memphis)Tennessee21,458
#191University of LouisvilleKentucky21,430
#192Sacramento City CollegeCalifornia21,379
#193Riverside Community College (RHCCD)California21,292
#194Sam Houston State UniversityTexas21,213
#195Orange Coast CollegeCalifornia21,122
#196Montclair State UniversityNew Jersey21,115
#197Columbia Southern UniversityNevada21,104
#198Tidewater Community College (TNCC)Virginia20,941
#199College of the CanyonsCalifornia20,850
#200Illinois State University (IIT)Illinois20,635
#201Nova Southeastern University (UNF)Florida20,435
#202Mesa Community CollegeArizona20,387
#203Diablo Valley CollegeCalifornia20,271
#204University of ToledoOhio20,237
#205Macomb Community CollegeMichigan20,220
#206Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colorado Mesa)Colorado20,192
#207Full Sail UniversityFlorida20,170
#208University of North Carolina at GreensboroNorth Carolina20,106
#209Richland CollegeTexas20,032
#210Santa Rosa Junior CollegeCalifornia20,000
#211Rio Hondo CollegeCalifornia19,997
#212Miami University - OxfordOhio19,934
#213CUNY Queens CollegeNew York19,746
#214University of California - Santa Cruz (UCSB UC Santa Barbara)California19,700
#215Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale (JU)Florida19,510
#216De Anza CollegeCalifornia19,482
#217Rowan University (Rowan College of New Jersey)New Jersey19,465
#218Western Kentucky UniversityKentucky19,456
#219Saddleback College (Sacramento City)California19,421
#220Oakland UniversityMichigan19,309
#221CUNY LaGuardia Community CollegeNew York19,300
#222Georgetown UniversityDistrict Of Columbia19,204
#223Eastern Michigan University (Dorsey Schools- Woodhaven)Michigan19,123
#224Appalachian State University (ASU)North Carolina19,108
#225Ultimate Medical AcademyDelaware18,893
#226Front Range Community CollegeColorado18,880
#227The Community College of Baltimore CountyAlaska18,830
#228Central Piedmont Community CollegeNorth Carolina18,824
#229University of AkronOhio18,731
#230Sinclair Community CollegeOhio18,576
#231Southwestern College - Chula VistaCalifornia18,569
#232Georgia Perimeter CollegeFlorida18,487
#233Johnson County Community CollegeKansas18,373
#234Sierra CollegeCalifornia18,314
#235Rio Salado College (The Refrigeration School, RSI)Arizona18,304
#236University of Massachusetts - LowellMassachusetts18,242
#237San Joaquin Delta CollegeCalifornia18,209
#238CUNY Brooklyn CollegeNew York18,161
#239Saint Louis Community College - Forest ParkMissouri18,157
#240Seminole State College of FloridaFlorida18,104
#241Harrisburg Area Community College - HarrisburgPennsylvania18,081
#242CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNew York18,029
#243SUNY at AlbanyNew York17,944
#244Glendale Community CollegeArizona17,942
#245Modesto Junior CollegeCalifornia17,908
#246University of Rhode IslandRhode Island17,777
#247SUNY at BinghamtonNew York17,768
#248University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH at Manoa)Hawaii17,710
#249Pierce College (Pierce College)California17,664
#250California State University - ChicoCalifornia17,578
#251San Antonio College (SHSU)Texas17,573
#252Bowling Green State UniversityOhio17,540
#253West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania17,527
#254Vincennes UniversityIndiana17,481
#255Nassau Community CollegeNew York17,406
#256Stanford University (UVI)17,381
#257University of Miami (MDC)Florida17,331
#258CUNY New York City College of TechnologyNew York17,269
#259Baylor UniversityTexas17,217
#260Northern Illinois University (Northern Seminary)Illinois17,169
#261University of Louisiana at LafayetteLouisiana17,123
#262Loyola University ChicagoIllinois17,007
#263University of ChicagoIllinois17,002
#264Troy UniversityAlabama16,981
#265National UniversityCalifornia16,930
#266Montana State UniversityMontana16,814
#267University of North FloridaFlorida16,776
#268Eastfield College (A&M-Commerce)Texas16,769
#269University of North Carolina - WilmingtonNorth Carolina16,747
#270California State University - Dominguez HillsCalifornia16,732
#271Indian River State CollegeFlorida16,686
#272Community College of Philadelphia (USciences)Pennsylvania16,672
#273Duke UniversityNorth Carolina16,606
#274Edison State CollegeFlorida16,556
#275Fordham UniversityNew York16,515
#276Tulsa Community College (SWOSU)Oklahoma16,475
#277Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)New York16,463
#278University of Missouri - St LouisMissouri16,441
#279University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (WLC, Wisconsin Lutheran)Wisconsin16,410
#280University of Missouri - Kansas CityMissouri16,375
#281Metropolitan Community College - LongviewMissouri16,351
#282Northwest Vista CollegeDistrict Of Columbia16,293
#283Los Angeles Valley College (Valley College)California16,194
#284University of Massachusetts - Boston (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts16,164
#285Western Washington UniversityWashington16,121
#286Community College of Allegheny CountyPennsylvania16,086
#287Central Texas CollegeTexas16,073
#288Cleveland State University (CIM)Ohio16,069
#289CUNY City CollegeNew York16,043
#290California State University - San Marcos (Mercer County AVTS)Pennsylvania15,972
#291San Diego Miramar CollegeCalifornia15,893
#292Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL)Missouri15,852
#293Brevard Community CollegeFlorida15,820
#294Eastern Kentucky University (Eastern)Kentucky15,815
#295Cypress CollegeCalifornia15,794
#296Wichita State UniversityKansas15,778
#297Mt. San Jacinto Community College DistrictCalifornia15,751
#298California State University - East BayCalifornia15,628
#299Fort Hays State UniversityKansas15,523
#300Texas Woman's UniversityTexas15,518

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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