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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
#1Kaplan UniversityIowa77,966
#2Arizona State University (ASU)Arizona70,440
#3Ashford University (AU)Iowa63,096
#4Miami Dade College (MDC)Florida61,674
#5Houston Community College System (HCC)Texas60,303
#6Liberty University (LU)Virginia56,625
#7University of Central Florida (UCF)Florida56,106
#8Ohio State University (OSU)Ohio56,064
#9Lone Star College - Montgomery (LSC)Texas54,412
#10University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (U of M)Minnesota51,721
#11The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)Texas51,195
#12University of Florida (UF)Florida49,827
#13Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)Texas49,129
#14Tarrant County College (TCC)Texas49,108
#15Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)Virginia48,996
#16Walden University (Walden U)Minnesota47,456
#17Michigan State University (MSU)Michigan46,985
#18Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)Pennsylvania45,233
#19Austin Community College District (ACC)Texas44,100
#20University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC)Illinois43,862
#21New York University (NYU)New York43,797
#22College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada42,747
#23Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana42,464
#24University of Washington - Seattle Campus (UW-Seattle)Washington42,451
#25Florida International University (FIU)Florida42,197
#26University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW)Wisconsin42,180
#27University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U-M)Michigan41,924
#28Valencia College (Valencia CC)Florida41,583
#29Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)Indiana41,063
#30Devry University - IllinoisIllinois40,859
#31University of South Florida (USF)Florida40,431
#32Florida State University (FSU)Florida40,416
#33Broward College (BCC)Florida40,375
#34University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland39,577
#35Capella UniversityMinnesota39,457
#36American Public University System (American Military University)West Virginia39,296
#37University of Arizona (UA)Arizona39,086
#38Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Jersey38,912
#39University of Houston (UH)Texas38,752
#40University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)California38,157
#41University of Maryland - College Park (UM)Maryland37,641
#42Grand Canyon University (GCU)Arizona37,440
#43Temple UniversityPennsylvania37,367
#44University of Southern California (USC)California36,896
#45Pima Community CollegeArizona36,823
#46University of North Texas (UNT)Texas36,305
#47University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley)California35,833
#48California State University - Fullerton (CSUF)California35,590
#49California State University - Northridge (CSUN)California35,272
#50East Los Angeles College (ELAC)California35,100
#51University of Georgia (UGA)Georgia34,677
#52Salt Lake Community College (SLCC)Utah34,654
#53North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State)North Carolina34,376
#54Brigham Young University (BYU)Utah33,841
#55American River College (ARC)California33,440
#56California State University - Long Beach (CSULB)California33,416
#57The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)Texas32,975
#58City College of San Francisco (CCSF)California32,966
#59Boston University (BU)Massachusetts32,727
#60University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder)Colorado32,697
#61Utah Valley University (UVU)Utah32,670
#62Texas State University (Texas State)Texas32,572
#63George Mason University (Mason)Virginia32,562
#64University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou)Missouri32,341
#65University of Cincinnati (UC)Ohio32,283
#66Excelsior College (EC)New York32,029
#67Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)Virginia32,027
#68Portland Community College (PCC)Oregon32,013
#69St Petersburg College (SPC)Florida31,793
#70Texas Tech University (TTU)Texas31,637
#71Georgia State University (GSU)Georgia31,533
#72Wayne State University (WSU)Michigan31,505
#73University of California - Davis (UC Davis)California31,392
#74Santa Ana College (SAC)California31,377
#75Tidewater Community College (TCC)Virginia31,308
#76Cuyahoga Community College District (Tri-C)Ohio31,250
#77Santa Monica College (SMC)California31,118
#78Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia31,006
#79University of Utah (The U)Utah30,819
#80Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)Indiana30,566
#81Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio30,513
#82University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)Wisconsin30,470
#83The University of Tennessee (UT)Tennessee30,300
#84The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)Texas30,258
#85Colorado State University (CSU)Colorado30,155
#86The University of Alabama (UA)Alabama30,127
#87Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)New Mexico29,948
#88El Paso Community College (EPCC)Texas29,909
#89San Francisco State University (SFSU)California29,718
#90University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)South Carolina29,599
#91Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado29,588
#92Palm Beach State College (PBSC)Florida29,534
#93Northeastern University (NEU)Massachusetts29,519
#94University of Iowa (UI)Iowa29,518
#95Louisiana State University (LSU)Louisiana29,451
#96University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)North Carolina29,390
#97West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia29,306
#98San Diego State University (SDSU)California29,187
#99University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California29,176
#100University at Buffalo (UB)New York29,117
#101San Jose State University (SJSU)California29,076
#102Mt San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)California29,064
#103Oakland Community College (OCC)Michigan28,925
#104University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus (Pitt)Pennsylvania28,823
#105Nova Southeastern University (NSU)Florida28,741
#106University of Kansas (University of Kansas)Kansas28,697
#107University of New Mexico (UNM)New Mexico28,688
#108Iowa State University (ISU)Iowa28,682
#109Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida28,642
#110San Jacinto College (San Jac)Texas28,549
#111Troy University (TROY)Alabama28,322
#112Central Michigan University (CMU)Michigan28,292
#113Florida Atlantic University (FAU)Florida28,270
#114University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada28,203
#115Portland State University (PSU)Oregon28,035
#116Hillsborough Community College (HCC)Florida27,955
#117University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Illinois27,850
#118East Carolina University (ECU)North Carolina27,783
#119South Texas CollegeTexas27,692
#120Harvard UniversityMassachusetts27,594
#121University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts27,569
#122University of Kentucky (UK)Kentucky27,108
#123University of Akron (UA)Ohio27,076
#124Collin College (CCCCD)Texas27,069
#125California State University - Sacramento (Sacramento State)California27,033
#126Pasadena City College (PCC)California27,023
#127University of California - Irvine (UCI)California26,994
#128College of Dupage (C.O.D.)Illinois26,722
#129Suffolk County Community College (SCCC)New York26,719
#130Kent State University - Kent Campus (KSU)Ohio26,589
#131Long Beach City College (LBCC)California26,517
#132University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)Oklahoma26,476
#133Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)Tennessee26,430
#134The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland26,425
#135Mesa Community College (MCC)Arizona26,408
#136Washington State University (WSU)Washington26,308
#137Palomar CollegeCalifornia26,231
#138Central Texas College (CTC)Texas26,055
#139Montgomery College (MC)Maryland26,015
#140San Diego Mesa College (Mesa)California25,972
#141University of Connecticut (UCONN)Connecticut25,498
#142San Antonio College (SAC)Texas25,269
#143Rio Salado College (RSD)Arizona25,266
#144Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia)New York25,208
#145Northern Arizona University (NAU)Arizona25,197
#146Depaul University (DePaul)Illinois25,145
#147George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia25,135
#148Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)Georgia25,113
#149Ohio UniversityOhio25,108
#150Auburn University (AU)Alabama25,078
#151University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)North Carolina25,063
#152Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan25,045
#153Sacramento City College (SCC)California25,039
#154University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Pennsylvania25,007
#155Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California24,879
#156Saddleback College (Saddleback)California24,793
#157El Camino College (ECC)California24,756
#158Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa24,658
#159University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)Nebraska24,610
#160Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan24,541
#161Macomb Community College (MCC)Michigan24,468
#162Old Dominion University (ODU)Virginia24,466
#163University of Virginia (UVA)Virginia24,391
#164Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York24,363
#165Orange Coast College (OCC)California24,239
#166University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC)Colorado24,108
#167Weber State University (WSU)Utah24,048
#168Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State)Colorado23,948
#169Fresno City College (FCC)California23,902
#170Northern Illinois University (NIU)Illinois23,850
#171Nassau Community College (NCC)New York23,767
#172Oregon State University (OSU)Oregon23,753
#173Oklahoma State University (OSU)Oklahoma23,667
#174Drexel UniversityPennsylvania23,637
#175De Anza CollegeCalifornia23,630
#176Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas23,588
#177Eastern Michigan University (EMU)Michigan23,565
#178Kennesaw State University (KSU)Georgia23,452
#179University of Oregon (UO)Oregon23,342
#180College of the Canyons (COC)California23,332
#181Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania23,210
#182University of Toledo (UT)Ohio23,085
#183Fullerton CollegeCalifornia22,562
#184Cuny Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)New York22,534
#185Western Governors University (WGU)Utah22,497
#186Rio Hondo College (RHC)California22,457
#187University of Memphis (U of M)Tennessee22,420
#188Cuny Hunter CollegeNew York22,407
#189University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California22,218
#190Cerritos CollegeCalifornia22,142
#191The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas22,106
#192Ball State University (BSU)Indiana22,083
#193Sinclair Community CollegeOhio21,994
#194Lansing Community College (LCC)Michigan21,969
#195Towson University (TU)Maryland21,840
#196University of Arkansas (UARK)Arkansas21,405
#197Glendale Community College (GCC)Arizona21,373
#198Pierce CollegeCalifornia21,368
#199St. John's University - New YorkNew York21,354
#200University of Louisville (U of L)Kentucky21,234
#201Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan21,198
#202University of Delaware (UD)Delaware21,177
#203Illinois State University (ISU)Illinois21,134
#204Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Maryland20,977
#205Cornell UniversityNew York20,939
#206California State University - Fresno (Fresno State)California20,932
#207Cuny Queens College (Queens)New York20,906
#208Western Kentucky University (WKU)Kentucky20,897
#209Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas20,865
#210Ivy Tech Community College - Central IndianaIndiana20,847
#211California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)California20,747
#212Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia20,720
#213Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania20,706
#214Diablo Valley College (DVC)California20,703
#215University of California - Riverside (UCR)California20,692
#216Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)California20,667
#217Riverside Community College (RCC)California20,585
#218Tulsa Community College (TCC)Oklahoma20,577
#219Northwestern University (Northwestern)Illinois20,481
#220Missouri State UniversityMissouri20,472
#221Los Angeles City College (LACC)California20,430
#222Syracuse University (SU)New York20,407
#223University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)Hawaii20,337
#224California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California20,142
#225Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado20,092
#226Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)Illinois20,037
#227Owens Community College (OCC)Ohio20,031
#228Boise State UniversityIdaho19,992
#229Sierra CollegeCalifornia19,986
#230Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)North Carolina19,921
#231Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin19,827
#232American Intercontinental University Online (AIU Online)Illinois19,803
#233Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia19,691
#234Grossmont College (GC)California19,659
#235Mississippi State University (MSU)Mississippi19,644
#236Bakersfield College (BC)California19,569
#237Stanford UniversityCalifornia19,535
#238Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania19,503
#239Southwestern CollegeCalifornia19,476
#240Chaffey CollegeCalifornia19,469
#241Clemson University (CU)South Carolina19,453
#242James Madison University (JMU)Virginia19,434
#243Webster University (Webster)Missouri19,342
#244Richland College (RLC)Texas19,201
#245Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan19,053
#246Monroe Community College (MCC)New York18,995
#247Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California18,827
#248University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina18,771
#249Delgado Community CollegeLouisiana18,767
#250The University of Texas - Pan American (UT-Pan American)Texas18,744
#251Thomas Edison State College (TESC)New Jersey18,736
#252Saint Cloud State University (SCSU)Minnesota18,650
#253San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)California18,610
#254Cuny Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York18,606
#255New Mexico State University (NMSU)New Mexico18,600
#256San Diego City CollegeCalifornia18,549
#257Henry Ford Community College (HFCC)Michigan18,525
#258Metropolitan Community College (MCC)Nebraska18,523
#259Daytona State College (DSC)Florida18,497
#260Modesto Junior College (MJC)California18,492
#261Kirkwood Community CollegeIowa18,456
#262Wright State University (WSU)Ohio18,447
#263Montclair State University (MSU)New Jersey18,402
#264California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)California18,360
#265University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska18,154
#266Brevard Community College (BCC)Florida18,096
#267College of Lake County (CLC)Illinois18,091
#268Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida18,028
#269South University - Savannah (Online)Georgia17,881
#270Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC)Michigan17,870
#271Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)Rhode Island17,775
#272Blinn CollegeTexas17,755
#273Saint Louis University (SLU)Missouri17,709
#274Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Ohio17,706
#275Academy of Art UniversityCalifornia17,697
#276University of Nevada - RenoNevada17,680
#277Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)Maryland17,665
#278Suny at Albany (University at Albany)New York17,615
#279Columbia Southern University (CSU)Alabama17,594
#280Cuny Laguardia Community College (CUNY)New York17,569
#281University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)Alabama17,543
#282Indian River State College (IRSC)Florida17,511
#283Foothill CollegeCalifornia17,474
#284Miami University - Oxford (Miami of Ohio)Ohio17,472
#285Madison Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin17,463
#286Moraine Valley Community CollegeIllinois17,387
#287Cleveland State University (CSU)Ohio17,386
#288Sam Houston State University (SHSU)Texas17,291
#289Appalachian State UniversityNorth Carolina17,222
#290Bergen Community CollegeNew Jersey17,197
#291University of California - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)California17,187
#292The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Texas17,128
#293University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)Oklahoma17,101
#294University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi17,085
#295Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)North Carolina17,071
#296Cuny Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York17,063
#297Keiser University - Ft. LauderdaleFlorida16,968
#298Columbia College (CC)Missouri16,962
#299Edison State CollegeFlorida16,951
#300Georgetown University (GU)District Of Columbia16,937