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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 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 and more degree options. The data is taken from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

List of the Top 300 Largest Universities & Colleges

The table below lists the top 300 largest universities and colleges by the total enrollment, this includes both full-time and part-time students and both undergraduate & graduate students.

RankSchool NameStateTotal Enrollment
#1University of Phoenix - Online CampusArizona256,402
#2Ivy Tech Community College - Central IndianaIndiana100,272
#3Ashford UniversityIowa77,734
#4Liberty UniversityVirginia74,372
#5Arizona State University (ASU)Arizona73,378
#6Miami Dade College (MDC)Florida66,701
#7Lone Star College - Montgomery (LSC)Texas60,428
#8University of Central Florida (UCF)Florida59,601
#9Houston Community College SystemTexas58,476
#10American Public University System (American Military University)West Virginia58,115
#11Ohio State UniversityOhio56,387
#12The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)Texas52,186
#13Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)Virginia51,864
#14University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinnesota51,853
#15Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)Texas50,627
#16Tarrant County CollegeTexas50,439
#17Walden University (Walden U)Minnesota50,209
#18University of Florida (UF)Florida49,913
#19Kaplan UniversityIowa48,865
#20Michigan State UniversityMichigan48,783
#21Grand Canyon University (GCU)Arizona48,650
#22Florida International University (FIU)Florida46,171
#23Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)Pennsylvania45,783
#24University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC)Illinois44,520
#25New York University (NYU)New York44,516
#26University of Washington - Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle)Washington43,485
#27University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U-M)Michigan43,426
#28Austin Community College DistrictTexas43,315
#29Valencia College (Valencia CC)Florida42,915
#30Broward CollegeFlorida42,309
#31University of Wisconsin - MadisonWisconsin42,269
#32University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland42,268
#33Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana42,133
#34Western Governors University (WGU)Utah41,369
#35University of South Florida (USF)Florida41,116
#36University of Houston (UH)Texas40,747
#37Florida State UniversityFlorida40,695
#38Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Jersey40,434
#39Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)Indiana40,393
#40University of ArizonaArizona40,223
#41University of Southern California (USC)California39,958
#42University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)California39,945
#43Excelsior College (EC)New York39,728
#44University of North Texas (UNT)Texas37,950
#45California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)California37,677
#46University of Maryland - College ParkMaryland37,248
#47East Los Angeles College (ELAC)California37,055
#48Temple UniversityPennsylvania36,744
#49California State University - Long Beach (CSULB)California36,279
#50California State University - Northridge (CSUN)California36,164
#51University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley)California35,893
#52Capella UniversityMinnesota35,754
#53College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada35,678
#54University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)Missouri34,704
#55University of Georgia (UGA)Georgia34,519
#56Brigham Young University (BYU)Utah34,409
#57North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State)North Carolina34,340
#58Texas State University (Texas State)Texas34,225
#59Everest University South OrlandoFlorida33,852
#60Portland Community CollegeOregon33,767
#61The University of AlabamaAlabama33,503
#62University of Cincinnati (UC)Ohio33,347
#63The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)Texas33,239
#64Pima Community CollegeArizona32,988
#65George Mason University (Mason)Virginia32,961
#66St Petersburg CollegeFlorida32,612
#67Boston UniversityMassachusetts32,603
#68Texas Tech University (TTU)Texas32,467
#69University of Utah (The U)Utah32,388
#70University of California - Davis (UC Davis)California32,354
#71Santa Ana CollegeCalifornia32,354
#72El Paso Community College (EPCC)Texas32,127
#73Georgia State University (GSU)Georgia32,087
#74University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder)Colorado31,945
#75Utah Valley University (UVU)Utah31,562
#76Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)Virginia31,445
#77University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)South Carolina31,288
#78American River College (ARC)California31,088
#79Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia31,087
#80San Diego State UniversityCalifornia30,843
#81South Texas CollegeTexas30,824
#82Iowa State UniversityIowa30,748
#83Colorado State UniversityColorado30,659
#84San Francisco State University (SFSU)California30,500
#85The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)Texas30,474
#86Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)Indiana30,451
#87San Jose State University (SJSU)California30,448
#88Santa Monica College (SMC)California30,254
#89Louisiana State University (LSU)Louisiana30,225
#90Tidewater Community CollegeVirginia30,134
#91University of Iowa (UI)Iowa30,129
#92City College of San Francisco (CCSF)California30,106
#93Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida30,053
#94Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)Utah29,997
#95Florida Atlantic University (FAU)Florida29,994
#96Palm Beach State College (PBSC)Florida29,974
#97The University of TennesseeTennessee29,833
#98West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia29,707
#99Cuyahoga Community College District (Tri-C)Ohio29,701
#100University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth Carolina29,278
#101University of New Mexico (UNM)New Mexico29,033
#102University at Buffalo (UB)New York28,952
#103Wayne State UniversityMichigan28,938
#104Utah State UniversityUtah28,786
#105University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus (Pitt)Pennsylvania28,769
#106San Jacinto College (San Jac)Texas28,721
#107University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)Wisconsin28,712
#108Kent State University - Kent CampusOhio28,602
#109California State University - Sacramento (Sacramento State)California28,539
#110Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)New Mexico28,323
#111University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California28,294
#112Portland State University (PSU)Oregon28,287
#113University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts28,236
#114Harvard UniversityMassachusetts28,147
#115Mt San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)California28,036
#116University of Kentucky (UK)Kentucky28,034
#117University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Illinois27,875
#118Hillsborough Community CollegeFlorida27,754
#119Northeastern University (NEU)Massachusetts27,694
#120Washington State UniversityWashington27,679
#121Central Michigan University (CMU)Michigan27,626
#122University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)Oklahoma27,507
#123University of California - Irvine (UCI)California27,479
#124Montgomery CollegeMaryland27,453
#125Collin College (CCCCD)Texas27,424
#126Ohio UniversityOhio27,402
#127University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada27,389
#128Oakland Community CollegeMichigan27,296
#129University of Kansas (University of Kansas)Kansas27,135
#130East Carolina University (ECU)North Carolina26,947
#131Nova Southeastern University (NSU)Florida26,808
#132Saint Louis Community College - Forest ParkMissouri26,603
#133University of AkronOhio26,581
#134Weber State UniversityUtah26,532
#135Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia)New York26,471
#136Oregon State UniversityOregon26,363
#137University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)North Carolina26,232
#138Suffolk County Community College (SCCC)New York26,219
#139College of DuPage (C.O.D.)Illinois26,156
#140Northern Arizona University (NAU)Arizona25,991
#141Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio25,863
#142Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma25,708
#143George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia25,653
#144Drexel UniversityPennsylvania25,500
#145University of Connecticut (UCONN)Connecticut25,483
#146Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)Tennessee25,394
#147The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland25,188
#148Auburn UniversityAlabama25,134
#149Mesa Community CollegeArizona25,024
#150DePaul University (DePaul)Illinois24,966
#151San Diego Mesa College (Mesa)California24,943
#152Long Beach City College (LBCC)California24,839
#153University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Pennsylvania24,725
#154Old Dominion University (ODU)Virginia24,670
#155Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan24,654
#156Palomar CollegeCalifornia24,626
#157Kennesaw State UniversityGeorgia24,604
#158Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan24,598
#159University of Arkansas (UARK)Arkansas24,537
#160CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)New York24,537
#161University of Oregon (UO)Oregon24,518
#162Sacramento City CollegeCalifornia24,381
#163Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas24,378
#164Rio Salado College (RSD)Arizona24,342
#165DeVry University - IllinoisIllinois24,246
#166University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)Nebraska24,207
#167Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York23,946
#168University of Virginia (UVA)Virginia23,907
#169De Anza CollegeCalifornia23,833
#170Macomb Community CollegeMichigan23,729
#171Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa23,685
#172Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)Georgia23,619
#173Eastern Michigan University (EMU)Michigan23,518
#174Full Sail UniversityFlorida23,497
#175El Camino CollegeCalifornia23,405
#176Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State)Colorado23,381
#177Nassau Community College (NCC)New York23,340
#178Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYU-I)Idaho23,261
#179San Antonio CollegeTexas23,134
#180CUNY Hunter CollegeNew York23,005
#181Pasadena City CollegeCalifornia22,859
#182Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California22,823
#183The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas22,749
#184Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado22,608
#185California State University - Fresno (Fresno State)California22,565
#186Troy University (TROY)Alabama22,554
#187Central Texas CollegeTexas22,443
#188University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC)Colorado22,396
#189Boise State UniversityIdaho22,344
#190California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)California22,156
#191University of MemphisTennessee22,139
#192Towson University (TU)Maryland21,960
#193Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania21,945
#194University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California21,927
#195Northern Illinois University (NIU)Illinois21,869
#196University of DelawareDelaware21,856
#197California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California21,755
#198Saddleback College (Saddleback)California21,728
#199Fresno City College (FCC)California21,630
#200Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia21,557
#201University of ToledoOhio21,453
#202Cornell UniversityNew York21,424
#203Glendale Community College (GCC)Arizona21,361
#204University of Louisville (U of L)Kentucky21,239
#205Northwestern University (Northwestern)Illinois21,215
#206Western Kentucky University (WKU)Kentucky21,110
#207Orange Coast CollegeCalifornia21,088
#208St. John's University - New YorkNew York21,087
#209Ball State UniversityIndiana21,053
#210Syracuse University (SU)New York21,029
#211University of California - Riverside (UCR)California20,947
#212Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Maryland20,871
#213Clemson University (CU)South Carolina20,768
#214Cerritos CollegeCalifornia20,719
#215Illinois State UniversityIllinois20,706
#216Missouri State UniversityMissouri20,629
#217Thomas Edison State College (TESC)New Jersey20,606
#218Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia20,574
#219Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado20,527
#220Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)North Carolina20,440
#221University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)Hawaii20,426
#222Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas20,421
#223Los Angeles City College (LACC)California20,385
#224Mississippi State UniversityMississippi20,365
#225Diablo Valley College (DVC)California20,329
#226Metropolitan Community College - LongviewMissouri20,141
#227CUNY Queens College (Queens)New York20,100
#228Pierce CollegeCalifornia19,938
#229Columbia Southern UniversityAlabama19,933
#230James Madison University (JMU)Virginia19,927
#231Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan19,740
#232The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Texas19,727
#233Fullerton CollegeCalifornia19,624
#234Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania19,567
#235Tulsa Community CollegeOklahoma19,557
#236Richland College (RLC)Texas19,552
#237Sinclair Community CollegeOhio19,537
#238Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)North Carolina19,498
#239Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida19,450
#240The University of Texas - Pan American (UT-Pan American)Texas19,302
#241CUNY LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)New York19,287
#242Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California19,265
#243Lansing Community CollegeMichigan19,082
#244CUNY Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York18,934
#245Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania18,920
#246Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)Illinois18,847
#247University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi18,794
#248California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)California18,679
#249Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)California18,640
#250Stanford UniversityCalifornia18,519
#251University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina18,516
#252Sam Houston State University (SHSU)Texas18,461
#253Webster University (Webster)Missouri18,456
#254Montclair State UniversityNew Jersey18,382
#255Southwestern CollegeCalifornia18,362
#256Sierra CollegeCalifornia18,247
#257California State University - San Bernardino (CSUSB)California18,234
#258University of Nevada - RenoNevada18,227
#259Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan18,176
#260Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeWisconsin18,118
#261Delgado Community CollegeLouisiana18,096
#262University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)Alabama17,999
#263National UniversityCalifornia17,898
#264Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)Rhode Island17,884
#265Academy of Art UniversityCalifornia17,871
#266Blinn CollegeTexas17,839
#267Columbia College (CC)Missouri17,830
#268Indian River State College (IRSC)Florida17,816
#269Chaffey CollegeCalifornia17,804
#270Grossmont College (GC)California17,758
#271Miami University - Oxford (Miami of Ohio)Ohio17,683
#272New Mexico State University (NMSU)New Mexico17,651
#273Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)Maryland17,650
#274Rio Hondo College (RHC)California17,643
#275Saint Louis UniversityMissouri17,640
#276Appalachian State UniversityNorth Carolina17,589
#277College of Lake County (CLC)Illinois17,577
#278Vincennes UniversityIndiana17,530
#279University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska17,497
#280Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)New Hampshire17,454
#281Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC)Michigan17,448
#282University of California - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)California17,404
#283Metropolitan Community CollegeNebraska17,376
#284CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York17,373
#285Georgetown University (GU)District Of Columbia17,357
#286Bakersfield CollegeCalifornia17,344
#287Henry Ford Community College (HFCC)Michigan17,338
#288SUNY at Albany (University at Albany)New York17,312
#289Monroe Community CollegeNew York17,296
#290Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Ohio17,286
#291Cleveland State UniversityOhio17,278
#292Trident Technical College (TTC)South Carolina17,224
#293Riverside Community College (RCC)California17,218
#294University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)Oklahoma17,211
#295Brevard Community CollegeFlorida17,202
#296Bergen Community CollegeNew Jersey17,015
#297San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)California17,002
#298Modesto Junior College (MJC)California16,985
#299Owens Community CollegeOhio16,973
#300Saint Cloud State UniversityMinnesota16,922