Top Largest Colleges & Universities

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
#1Ivy Tech Community College - Central IndianaIndiana91,179
#2Liberty University (LU)Virginia81,459
#3Lone Star College - Montgomery (LSC)Texas69,395
#4Miami Dade College (MDC)Florida66,046
#5Grand Canyon University (GCU)Arizona62,304
#6Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)Texas61,642
#7University of Central Florida (UCF)Florida60,767
#8Ohio State UniversityOhio58,322
#9Houston Community College SystemTexas58,276
#10Western Governors University (WGU)Utah57,821
#11American Public University System (American Military University)West Virginia57,539
#12Walden University (Walden U)Minnesota52,188
#13Kaplan UniversityIowa52,018
#14Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)Virginia51,487
#15The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)Texas51,313
#16Ashford University (AU)California51,237
#17University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (U of M)Minnesota51,147
#18Tarrant County College (TCC)Texas50,595
#19Arizona State UniversityArizona50,320
#20Michigan State UniversityMichigan50,081
#21Florida International University (FIU)Florida49,610
#22University of Florida (UF)Florida49,459
#23New York University (NYU)New York49,274
#24Rutgers University - New Brunswick (Rutgers, The State University)New Jersey48,378
#25University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland47,906
#26Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania47,040
#27Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana46,416
#28University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC)Illinois45,140
#29University of Washington - Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle)Washington44,784
#30Broward College (BCC)Florida44,119
#31University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U-M)Michigan43,625
#32Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)New Hampshire43,274
#33Valencia College (Valencia CC)Florida43,217
#34University of Wisconsin - MadisonWisconsin42,598
#35University of Southern California (USC)California42,453
#36University of Arizona (UA)Arizona42,236
#37University of South Florida (USF)Florida41,938
#38University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)California41,845
#39Excelsior College (EC)New York41,527
#40Florida State University (FSU)Florida41,226
#41Austin Community College District (ACC)Texas40,949
#42University of Houston (UH)Texas40,914
#43California State University - Northridge (CSUN)California40,131
#44Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)Indiana39,752
#45The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)Texas39,740
#46California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)California38,128
#47University of Maryland - College Park (UM)Maryland37,610
#48University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley)California37,565
#49Temple UniversityPennsylvania37,485
#50California State University - Long Beach (CSULB)California36,809
#51Texas State University (Texas State)Texas36,739
#52Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYU-I)Idaho36,624
#53University of North Texas (UNT)Texas36,486
#54The University of AlabamaAlabama36,047
#55East Los Angeles College (ELAC)California36,012
#56College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada35,943
#57University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)Missouri35,425
#58University of Cincinnati (UC)Ohio35,313
#59University of Georgia (UGA)Georgia35,197
#60Texas Tech University (TTU)Texas35,158
#61Capella UniversityMinnesota35,061
#62University of California - Davis (UC Davis)California34,508
#63Iowa State UniversityIowa34,435
#64North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State)North Carolina33,989
#65George Mason University (Mason)Virginia33,729
#66San Diego State University (SDSU)California33,483
#67University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)South Carolina32,971
#68San Jose State University (SJSU)California32,713
#69St Petersburg College (SPC)Florida32,681
#70Georgia State University (GSU)Georgia32,556
#71University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder)Colorado32,432
#72Boston University (BU)Massachusetts32,112
#73University of Utah (The U)Utah31,515
#74Colorado State University (CSU)Colorado31,354
#75Utah Valley University (UVU)Utah31,332
#76Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia31,224
#77Louisiana State University (LSU)Louisiana31,044
#78Portland Community College (PCC)Oregon30,929
#79Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)Virginia30,848
#80University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California30,709
#81Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)Indiana30,690
#82Brigham Young University (BYU)Utah30,484
#83The University of TennesseeTennessee30,386
#84Florida Atlantic University (FAU)Florida30,297
#85Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)Utah30,248
#86South Texas CollegeTexas30,180
#87Santa Monica College (SMC)California30,158
#88University of California - Irvine (UCI)California30,051
#89University at Buffalo (UB)New York29,995
#90University of Iowa (UI)Iowa29,970
#91Santa Ana College (SAC)California29,590
#92Kent State University - Kent CampusOhio29,477
#93College of DuPage (C.O.D.)Illinois29,476
#94San Francisco State University (SFSU)California29,465
#95California State University - Sacramento (Sacramento State)California29,349
#96Ohio UniversityOhio29,217
#97University of Kentucky (UK)Kentucky29,203
#98West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia29,175
#99University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)North Carolina29,135
#100American River College (ARC)California29,133
#101Mt San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)California29,045
#102Oregon State University (OSU)Oregon28,886
#103Harvard UniversityMassachusetts28,791
#104Washington State UniversityWashington28,686
#105University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts28,635
#106The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)Texas28,628
#107University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus (Pitt)Pennsylvania28,617
#108Palm Beach State College (PBSC)Florida28,517
#109University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada28,515
#110El Paso Community College (EPCC)Texas28,308
#111Pima Community CollegeArizona28,070
#112Collin College (CCCCD)Texas27,991
#113University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Illinois27,969
#114San Jacinto College (San Jac)Texas27,911
#115University of New Mexico (UNM)New Mexico27,844
#116Northern Arizona University (NAU)Arizona27,705
#117Portland State University (PSU)Oregon27,696
#118Utah State University (USU)Utah27,662
#119Tidewater Community College (TCC)Virginia27,646
#120University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)Wisconsin27,596
#121Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia)New York27,589
#122Wayne State UniversityMichigan27,578
#123East Carolina University (ECU)North Carolina27,511
#124Hillsborough Community College (HCC)Florida27,298
#125University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)Oklahoma27,261
#126University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)North Carolina27,238
#127University of Kansas (University of Kansas)Kansas27,180
#128Cuyahoga Community College District (Tri-C)Ohio27,084
#129Central Michigan University (CMU)Michigan26,879
#130Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)New Mexico26,771
#131Pasadena City College (PCC)California26,611
#132CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)New York26,606
#133Suffolk County Community College (SCCC)New York26,600
#134University of Connecticut (UCONN)Connecticut26,541
#135Drexel University (Drexel)Pennsylvania26,359
#136University of Arkansas (UARK)Arkansas26,237
#137Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma25,962
#138Weber State UniversityUtah25,954
#139Auburn University (AU)Alabama25,912
#140Kennesaw State University (KSU)Georgia25,714
#141George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia25,613
#142Montgomery College (MC)Maryland25,517
#143Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida25,514
#144Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan25,094
#145Fullerton CollegeCalifornia25,051
#146University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)Nebraska25,006
#147Old Dominion University (ODU)Virginia24,932
#148Palomar CollegeCalifornia24,914
#149University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Pennsylvania24,806
#150Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas24,766
#151Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York24,607
#152California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California24,488
#153Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio24,448
#154Long Beach City College (LBCC)California24,403
#155El Camino CollegeCalifornia24,207
#156San Diego Mesa College (Mesa)California24,159
#157Nova Southeastern University (NSU)Florida24,148
#158University of Oregon (UO)Oregon24,096
#159Oakland Community CollegeMichigan24,031
#160California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)California23,966
#161University of AkronOhio23,962
#162Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan23,914
#163DePaul University (DePaul)Illinois23,799
#164University of Virginia (UVA)Virginia23,732
#165City College of San Francisco (CCSF)California23,610
#166Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa23,526
#167Sacramento City CollegeCalifornia23,317
#168California State University - Fresno (Fresno State)California23,179
#169Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California23,144
#170CUNY Hunter College (Hunter)New York23,112
#171Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia23,109
#172De Anza CollegeCalifornia23,104
#173The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Texas23,095
#174The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas23,079
#175University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California23,051
#176Macomb Community College (MCC)Michigan22,914
#177The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland22,887
#178University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC)Colorado22,791
#179Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)Tennessee22,729
#180Mesa Community College (MCC)Arizona22,711
#181University of Delaware (UD)Delaware22,680
#182Everest University South OrlandoFlorida22,535
#183University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi22,503
#184Eastern Michigan University (EMU)Michigan22,401
#185Nassau Community College (NCC)New York22,374
#186Fresno City College (FCC)California22,307
#187Towson University (TU)Maryland22,285
#188Boise State University (Boise State)Idaho22,227
#189Clemson University (CU)South Carolina21,857
#190Missouri State UniversityMissouri21,816
#191Orange Coast CollegeCalifornia21,775
#192Cerritos CollegeCalifornia21,774
#193Cornell UniversityNew York21,679
#194Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State)Colorado21,674
#195University of Louisville (U of L)Kentucky21,561
#196Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado21,558
#197Northwestern University (Northwestern)Illinois21,554
#198University of California - Riverside (UCR)California21,498
#199Thomas Edison State College (TESC)New Jersey21,495
#200Syracuse University (SU)New York21,492
#201Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)North Carolina21,384
#202Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Maryland21,372
#203Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)Georgia21,371
#204Columbia Southern University (CSU)Alabama21,359
#205San Antonio CollegeTexas21,280
#206Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park (STLCC)Missouri21,218
#207University of Memphis (U of M)Tennessee21,059
#208Pierce College (Pierce College)California21,034
#209The University of Texas - Pan American (UT-Pan American)Texas21,015
#210American College (The American College)Pennsylvania20,911
#211James Madison University (JMU)Virginia20,855
#212Ball State UniversityIndiana20,655
#213University of ToledoOhio20,626
#214Illinois State UniversityIllinois20,615
#215Northern Illinois University (NIU)Illinois20,611
#216Central Texas College (CTC)Texas20,547
#217Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan20,519
#218Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia20,517
#219Glendale Community College (GCC)Arizona20,506
#220St. John's University - New YorkNew York20,445
#221CUNY LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)New York20,231
#222Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania20,230
#223Rio Salado College (RSD)Arizona20,215
#224California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)California20,186
#225Western Kentucky University (WKU)Kentucky20,171
#226Mississippi State UniversityMississippi20,138
#227Diablo Valley College (DVC)California20,089
#228Montclair State UniversityNew Jersey20,022
#229Saddleback College (Saddleback)California20,007
#230Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)North Carolina19,957
#231University of Nevada - RenoNevada19,934
#232Northeastern University (NEU)Massachusetts19,798
#233Sam Houston State University (SHSU)Texas19,573
#234Chaffey CollegeCalifornia19,557
#235University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)Hawaii19,507
#236Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas19,429
#237Richland College (RLC)Texas19,343
#238CUNY Queens College (Queens)New York19,310
#239Full Sail UniversityFlorida19,285
#240Vincennes University (VU)Indiana19,205
#241Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania19,119
#242Keiser University - Ft. LauderdaleFlorida19,110
#243Sinclair Community CollegeOhio19,093
#244Troy University (TROY)Alabama19,041
#245Southwestern CollegeCalifornia19,000
#246California State University - San Bernardino (CSUSB)California18,952
#247Blinn CollegeTexas18,850
#248Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado18,761
#249Los Angeles City College (LACC)California18,756
#250University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)Alabama18,698
#251Bakersfield CollegeCalifornia18,698
#252Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison CampusIllinois18,665
#253University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina18,647
#254Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)California18,641
#255Miami University - Oxford (Miami of Ohio)Ohio18,620
#256San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)California18,572
#257Sierra CollegeCalifornia18,565
#258Riverside Community College (RCC)California18,547
#259Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida18,399
#260Metropolitan Community College - Longview (MCC)Missouri18,222
#261CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York18,090
#262Grossmont College (GC)California18,040
#263Appalachian State University (ASU)North Carolina18,026
#264Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)Illinois17,989
#265Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California17,927
#266University of California - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)California17,866
#267Tulsa Community College (TCC)Oklahoma17,861
#268Georgetown University (GU)District Of Columbia17,858
#269CUNY Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York17,758
#270Indian River State College (IRSC)Florida17,665
#271National UniversityCalifornia17,608
#272Modesto Junior College (MJC)California17,578
#273Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)Rhode Island17,553
#274CUNY Brooklyn College (Brooklyn)New York17,390
#275CUNY New York City College of Technology (City Tech)New York17,374
#276California State University - ChicoCalifornia17,287
#277SUNY at Albany (University at Albany)New York17,273
#278University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL)Louisiana17,195
#279University of Massachusetts - Lowell (UMass)Massachusetts17,179
#280Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania17,153
#281Delgado Community CollegeLouisiana17,152
#282University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska17,151
#283College of the Canyons (COC)California17,148
#284University of Missouri - St Louis (UMSL)Missouri17,072
#285Saint Louis University (SLU)Missouri17,052
#286Stanford UniversityCalifornia16,963
#287Cleveland State University (CSU)Ohio16,936
#288Wright State UniversityOhio16,842
#289University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)Oklahoma16,840
#290Webster University (Webster)Missouri16,769
#291Madison Area Technical CollegeWisconsin16,759
#292University of Massachusetts - Boston (UMass Boston)Massachusetts16,756
#293Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin16,712
#294SUNY at Binghamton (Binghamton University)New York16,695
#295University of Miami (UM)Florida16,674
#296University of Rhode Island (URI)Rhode Island16,571
#297Columbia College (CC)Missouri16,567
#298Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Ohio16,554
#299Saint Leo University (SLU)Florida16,349
#300Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan16,310