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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).

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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 CampusArizona307,965
#2Kaplan UniversityIowa77,966
#3Arizona State University (ASU)Arizona70,440
#4Ashford University (AU)Iowa63,096
#5Miami Dade College (MDC)Florida61,674
#6Houston Community College System (HCC)Texas60,303
#7Liberty University (LU)Virginia56,625
#8University of Central Florida (UCF)Florida56,106
#9Ohio State University (OSU)Ohio56,064
#10Lone Star College - Montgomery (LSC)Texas54,412
#11University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (U of M)Minnesota51,721
#12The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)Texas51,195
#13University of Florida (UF)Florida49,827
#14Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)Texas49,129
#15Tarrant County College (TCC)Texas49,108
#16Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)Virginia48,996
#17Walden University (Walden U)Minnesota47,456
#18Michigan State University (MSU)Michigan46,985
#19Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)Pennsylvania45,233
#20Austin Community College District (ACC)Texas44,100
#21University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC)Illinois43,862
#22New York University (NYU)New York43,797
#23College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada42,747
#24Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana42,464
#25University of Washington - Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle)Washington42,451
#26Florida International University (FIU)Florida42,197
#27University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW)Wisconsin42,180
#28University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U-M)Michigan41,924
#29Valencia College (Valencia CC)Florida41,583
#30Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)Indiana41,063
#31Devry University - IllinoisIllinois40,859
#32University of South Florida (USF)Florida40,431
#33Florida State University (FSU)Florida40,416
#34Broward College (BCC)Florida40,375
#35University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland39,577
#36Capella UniversityMinnesota39,457
#37American Public University System (American Military University)West Virginia39,296
#38University of Arizona (UA)Arizona39,086
#39Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Jersey38,912
#40University of Houston (UH)Texas38,752
#41University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)California38,157
#42University of Maryland - College Park (UM)Maryland37,641
#43Grand Canyon University (GCU)Arizona37,440
#44Temple UniversityPennsylvania37,367
#45University of Southern California (USC)California36,896
#46Pima Community CollegeArizona36,823
#47University of North Texas (UNT)Texas36,305
#48University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley)California35,833
#49California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)California35,590
#50California State University - Northridge (CSUN)California35,272
#51East Los Angeles College (ELAC)California35,100
#52University of Georgia (UGA)Georgia34,677
#53Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)Utah34,654
#54North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State)North Carolina34,376
#55Brigham Young University (BYU)Utah33,841
#56American River College (ARC)California33,440
#57California State University - Long Beach (CSULB)California33,416
#58The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)Texas32,975
#59City College of San Francisco (CCSF)California32,966
#60Boston University (BU)Massachusetts32,727
#61University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder)Colorado32,697
#62Utah Valley University (UVU)Utah32,670
#63Texas State University (Texas State)Texas32,572
#64George Mason University (Mason)Virginia32,562
#65University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)Missouri32,341
#66University of Cincinnati (UC)Ohio32,283
#67Excelsior College (EC)New York32,029
#68Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)Virginia32,027
#69Portland Community College (PCC)Oregon32,013
#70St Petersburg College (SPC)Florida31,793
#71Texas Tech University (TTU)Texas31,637
#72Georgia State University (GSU)Georgia31,533
#73Wayne State University (WSU)Michigan31,505
#74University of California - Davis (UC Davis)California31,392
#75Santa Ana College (SAC)California31,377
#76Tidewater Community College (TCC)Virginia31,308
#77Cuyahoga Community College District (Tri-C)Ohio31,250
#78Santa Monica College (SMC)California31,118
#79Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia31,006
#80University of Utah (The U)Utah30,819
#81Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)Indiana30,566
#82Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio30,513
#83University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)Wisconsin30,470
#84The University of Tennessee (UT)Tennessee30,300
#85The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)Texas30,258
#86Colorado State University (CSU)Colorado30,155
#87The University of Alabama (UA)Alabama30,127
#88Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)New Mexico29,948
#89El Paso Community College (EPCC)Texas29,909
#90San Francisco State University (SFSU)California29,718
#91University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)South Carolina29,599
#92Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado29,588
#93Palm Beach State College (PBSC)Florida29,534
#94Northeastern University (NEU)Massachusetts29,519
#95University of Iowa (UI)Iowa29,518
#96Louisiana State University (LSU)Louisiana29,451
#97University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)North Carolina29,390
#98West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia29,306
#99San Diego State University (SDSU)California29,187
#100University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California29,176
#101University at Buffalo (UB)New York29,117
#102San Jose State University (SJSU)California29,076
#103Mt San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)California29,064
#104Oakland Community College (OCC)Michigan28,925
#105University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus (Pitt)Pennsylvania28,823
#106Nova Southeastern University (NSU)Florida28,741
#107University of Kansas (University of Kansas)Kansas28,697
#108University of New Mexico (UNM)New Mexico28,688
#109Iowa State University (ISU)Iowa28,682
#110Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida28,642
#111San Jacinto College (San Jac)Texas28,549
#112Troy University (TROY)Alabama28,322
#113Central Michigan University (CMU)Michigan28,292
#114Florida Atlantic University (FAU)Florida28,270
#115University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada28,203
#116Portland State University (PSU)Oregon28,035
#117Hillsborough Community College (HCC)Florida27,955
#118University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Illinois27,850
#119East Carolina University (ECU)North Carolina27,783
#120South Texas CollegeTexas27,692
#121Harvard UniversityMassachusetts27,594
#122University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts27,569
#123University of Kentucky (UK)Kentucky27,108
#124University of Akron (UA)Ohio27,076
#125Collin College (CCCCD)Texas27,069
#126California State University - Sacramento (Sacramento State)California27,033
#127Pasadena City College (PCC)California27,023
#128University of California - Irvine (UCI)California26,994
#129College of Dupage (C.O.D.)Illinois26,722
#130Suffolk County Community College (SCCC)New York26,719
#131Kent State University - Kent Campus (KSU)Ohio26,589
#132Long Beach City College (LBCC)California26,517
#133University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)Oklahoma26,476
#134Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)Tennessee26,430
#135The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland26,425
#136Mesa Community College (MCC)Arizona26,408
#137Washington State University (WSU)Washington26,308
#138Palomar CollegeCalifornia26,231
#139Central Texas College (CTC)Texas26,055
#140Montgomery College (MC)Maryland26,015
#141San Diego Mesa College (Mesa)California25,972
#142University of Connecticut (UCONN)Connecticut25,498
#143San Antonio College (SAC)Texas25,269
#144Rio Salado College (RSD)Arizona25,266
#145Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia)New York25,208
#146Northern Arizona University (NAU)Arizona25,197
#147Depaul University (DePaul)Illinois25,145
#148George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia25,135
#149Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)Georgia25,113
#150Ohio UniversityOhio25,108
#151Auburn University (AU)Alabama25,078
#152University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)North Carolina25,063
#153Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan25,045
#154Sacramento City College (SCC)California25,039
#155University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Pennsylvania25,007
#156Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California24,879
#157Saddleback College (Saddleback)California24,793
#158El Camino College (ECC)California24,756
#159Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa24,658
#160University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)Nebraska24,610
#161Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan24,541
#162Macomb Community College (MCC)Michigan24,468
#163Old Dominion University (ODU)Virginia24,466
#164University of Virginia (UVA)Virginia24,391
#165Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York24,363
#166Orange Coast College (OCC)California24,239
#167University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC)Colorado24,108
#168Weber State University (WSU)Utah24,048
#169Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State)Colorado23,948
#170Fresno City College (FCC)California23,902
#171Northern Illinois University (NIU)Illinois23,850
#172Nassau Community College (NCC)New York23,767
#173Oregon State University (OSU)Oregon23,753
#174Oklahoma State University (OSU)Oklahoma23,667
#175Drexel UniversityPennsylvania23,637
#176De Anza CollegeCalifornia23,630
#177Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas23,588
#178Eastern Michigan University (EMU)Michigan23,565
#179Kennesaw State University (KSU)Georgia23,452
#180University of Oregon (UO)Oregon23,342
#181College of the Canyons (COC)California23,332
#182Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania23,210
#183University of Toledo (UT)Ohio23,085
#184Fullerton CollegeCalifornia22,562
#185Cuny Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)New York22,534
#186Western Governors University (WGU)Utah22,497
#187Rio Hondo College (RHC)California22,457
#188University of Memphis (U of M)Tennessee22,420
#189Cuny Hunter CollegeNew York22,407
#190University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California22,218
#191Cerritos CollegeCalifornia22,142
#192The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas22,106
#193Ball State University (BSU)Indiana22,083
#194Sinclair Community CollegeOhio21,994
#195Lansing Community College (LCC)Michigan21,969
#196Towson University (TU)Maryland21,840
#197University of Arkansas (UARK)Arkansas21,405
#198Glendale Community College (GCC)Arizona21,373
#199Pierce CollegeCalifornia21,368
#200St. John's University - New YorkNew York21,354
#201University of Louisville (U of L)Kentucky21,234
#202Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan21,198
#203University of Delaware (UD)Delaware21,177
#204Illinois State University (ISU)Illinois21,134
#205Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Maryland20,977
#206Cornell UniversityNew York20,939
#207California State University - Fresno (Fresno State)California20,932
#208Cuny Queens College (Queens)New York20,906
#209Western Kentucky University (WKU)Kentucky20,897
#210Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas20,865
#211Ivy Tech Community College - Central IndianaIndiana20,847
#212California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)California20,747
#213Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia20,720
#214Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania20,706
#215Diablo Valley College (DVC)California20,703
#216University of California - Riverside (UCR)California20,692
#217Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)California20,667
#218Riverside Community College (RCC)California20,585
#219Tulsa Community College (TCC)Oklahoma20,577
#220Northwestern University (Northwestern)Illinois20,481
#221Missouri State UniversityMissouri20,472
#222Los Angeles City College (LACC)California20,430
#223Syracuse University (SU)New York20,407
#224University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)Hawaii20,337
#225California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California20,142
#226Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado20,092
#227Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)Illinois20,037
#228Owens Community College (OCC)Ohio20,031
#229Boise State UniversityIdaho19,992
#230Sierra CollegeCalifornia19,986
#231Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)North Carolina19,921
#232Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin19,827
#233American Intercontinental University Online (AIU Online)Illinois19,803
#234Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia19,691
#235Grossmont College (GC)California19,659
#236Mississippi State University (MSU)Mississippi19,644
#237Bakersfield College (BC)California19,569
#238Stanford UniversityCalifornia19,535
#239Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania19,503
#240Southwestern CollegeCalifornia19,476
#241Chaffey CollegeCalifornia19,469
#242Clemson University (CU)South Carolina19,453
#243James Madison University (JMU)Virginia19,434
#244Webster University (Webster)Missouri19,342
#245Richland College (RLC)Texas19,201
#246Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan19,053
#247Monroe Community College (MCC)New York18,995
#248Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California18,827
#249University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina18,771
#250Delgado Community CollegeLouisiana18,767
#251The University of Texas - Pan American (UT-Pan American)Texas18,744
#252Thomas Edison State College (TESC)New Jersey18,736
#253Saint Cloud State University (SCSU)Minnesota18,650
#254San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)California18,610
#255Cuny Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York18,606
#256New Mexico State University (NMSU)New Mexico18,600
#257San Diego City CollegeCalifornia18,549
#258Henry Ford Community College (HFCC)Michigan18,525
#259Metropolitan Community College (MCC)Nebraska18,523
#260Daytona State College (DSC)Florida18,497
#261Modesto Junior College (MJC)California18,492
#262Kirkwood Community CollegeIowa18,456
#263Wright State University (WSU)Ohio18,447
#264Montclair State University (MSU)New Jersey18,402
#265California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)California18,360
#266University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska18,154
#267Brevard Community College (BCC)Florida18,096
#268College of Lake County (CLC)Illinois18,091
#269Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida18,028
#270South University - Savannah (Online)Georgia17,881
#271Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC)Michigan17,870
#272Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)Rhode Island17,775
#273Blinn CollegeTexas17,755
#274Saint Louis University (SLU)Missouri17,709
#275Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Ohio17,706
#276Academy of Art UniversityCalifornia17,697
#277University of Nevada - RenoNevada17,680
#278Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)Maryland17,665
#279Suny at Albany (University at Albany)New York17,615
#280Columbia Southern University (CSU)Alabama17,594
#281Cuny Laguardia Community College (CUNY)New York17,569
#282University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)Alabama17,543
#283Indian River State College (IRSC)Florida17,511
#284Foothill CollegeCalifornia17,474
#285Miami University - Oxford (Miami of Ohio)Ohio17,472
#286Madison Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin17,463
#287Moraine Valley Community CollegeIllinois17,387
#288Cleveland State University (CSU)Ohio17,386
#289Sam Houston State University (SHSU)Texas17,291
#290Appalachian State UniversityNorth Carolina17,222
#291Bergen Community CollegeNew Jersey17,197
#292University of California - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)California17,187
#293The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Texas17,128
#294University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)Oklahoma17,101
#295University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi17,085
#296Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)North Carolina17,071
#297Cuny Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York17,063
#298Keiser University - Ft. LauderdaleFlorida16,968
#299Columbia College (CC)Missouri16,962
#300Edison State CollegeFlorida16,951