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 IndianaIndiana173,371
#2Liberty UniversityVirginia112,984
#3American Public University System (American Military University)West Virginia109,214
#4Ashford UniversityCalifornia107,170
#5Lone Star College - Montgomery (North Harris Montgomery)Texas104,272
#6Grand Canyon UniversityArizona101,710
#7Miami Dade College (MDC)Florida95,821
#8Houston Community College SystemTexas87,336
#9Western Governors University (WGU)Utah83,977
#10Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)New Hampshire83,830
#11Walden UniversityMinnesota82,072
#12Kaplan UniversityIowa78,962
#13Tarrant County College (Tarrant County College)Texas77,212
#14Northern Virginia Community CollegeVirginia76,044
#15University of Central Florida (UCF)Florida71,918
#16University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland71,572
#17Florida International University (FIU)Florida66,766
#18Austin Community College DistrictTexas66,234
#19Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)Texas65,913
#20University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinnesota64,259
#21Ohio State UniversityOhio63,485
#22Broward CollegeFlorida63,389
#23Valencia CollegeFlorida60,525
#24New York UniversityNew York57,245
#25Capella UniversityMinnesota56,875
#26University of FloridaFlorida56,166
#27Arizona State University (ASU Tempe, ASU Main)Arizona56,094
#28Michigan State UniversityMichigan55,681
#29The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)Texas55,117
#30Excelsior CollegeNew York54,178
#31Rutgers University - New Brunswick (Rutgers, The State University)New Jersey53,943
#32College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada53,566
#33East Los Angeles CollegeCalifornia52,580
#34The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)Texas51,557
#35Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana50,989
#36University of Washington - Seattle CampusWashington50,584
#37University of South Florida (USF Main Campus)Florida50,276
#38Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania50,193
#39University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (Illinois)Illinois48,576
#40Portland Community CollegeOregon48,056
#41College of DuPage (COD)Illinois47,821
#42University of Southern California (USC)California47,673
#43University of HoustonTexas47,611
#44Santa Ana College (SAC)California47,035
#45Rio Salado CollegeArizona46,836
#46Florida State University (Florida State)Florida46,697
#47University of Wisconsin - MadisonWisconsin46,283
#48University of Arizona (UA)Arizona45,772
#49Salt Lake Community CollegeUtah45,295
#50University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U of Michigan)Michigan45,241
#51George Mason University (Mason)Virginia45,145
#52University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)California44,413
#53Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio44,051
#54St Petersburg College (SPC)Florida43,525
#55American River College (American River)California43,154
#56University of Maryland - College ParkMaryland43,119
#57Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)Indiana42,779
#58Santa Monica College (SMC)California42,706
#59University of North Texas (UNT)Texas42,531
#60Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida42,519
#61California State University - NorthridgeCalifornia42,183
#62Palm Beach State CollegeFlorida42,055
#63South Texas College (South Texas Community College)Texas41,815
#64California State University - Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton)California41,494
#65Collin College (Colin County Community College)Texas41,482
#66Temple UniversityPennsylvania41,358
#67Texas State University (Texas State)Texas41,046
#68Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYU-I)Idaho41,019
#69University of CincinnatiOhio40,996
#70Boston University (BU)Massachusetts40,944
#71Utah Valley University (UVU)Utah40,853
#72Cuyahoga Community College DistrictOhio40,591
#73University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley)California40,514
#74San Jacinto College (San Jacinto College)Texas40,420
#75The University of AlabamaAlabama40,268
#76Pima Community CollegeArizona39,912
#77Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado39,753
#78Tidewater Community CollegeVirginia39,531
#79Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)New Mexico39,489
#80California State University - Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach)California39,242
#81University of Missouri - ColumbiaMissouri39,073
#82University of GeorgiaGeorgia38,892
#83North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State University)North Carolina38,786
#84Texas Tech UniversityTexas38,699
#85Georgia State UniversityGeorgia38,496
#86Portland State UniversityOregon38,488
#87El Paso Community CollegeTexas38,384
#88Hillsborough Community College (HCC)Florida38,165
#89Iowa State UniversityIowa37,883
#90Mt San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)California37,771
#91Brigham Young University (BYU)Utah37,617
#92Central Texas CollegeTexas37,557
#93Florida Atlantic University (FAU)Florida37,532
#94Oakland Community CollegeMichigan37,191
#95University of Utah (The U)Utah37,187
#96Harvard UniversityMassachusetts36,970
#97Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa36,938
#98University of California - Davis (UC Davis)California36,771
#99Baker College of FlintMichigan36,444
#100University of South Carolina - ColumbiaSouth Carolina36,393
#101Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)Indiana36,357
#102University of Colorado at Boulder (U of Colorado)Colorado36,349
#103Pasadena City CollegeCalifornia36,212
#104Sinclair Community CollegeOhio36,110
#105San Diego Mesa CollegeCalifornia35,991
#106San Diego State UniversityCalifornia35,802
#107Montgomery CollegeMaryland35,523
#108Palomar CollegeCalifornia35,507
#109Columbia Southern UniversityAlabama35,428
#110Kent State University - Kent CampusOhio35,386
#111Colorado State UniversityColorado35,263
#112Syracuse UniversityNew York35,071
#113CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)New York35,014
#114City College of San FranciscoCalifornia34,870
#115Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)Virginia34,870
#116Ohio UniversityOhio34,771
#117Utah State UniversityUtah34,731
#118San Jose State UniversityCalifornia34,446
#119De Anza CollegeCalifornia34,248
#120Oregon State University (OSU)Oregon34,237
#121Saint Louis Community College - Forest ParkMissouri33,655
#122Fullerton CollegeCalifornia33,651
#123Suffolk County Community CollegeNew York33,644
#124Weber State UniversityUtah33,428
#125University of Iowa (Iowa)Iowa33,410
#126Louisiana State University (Louisiana State University)Louisiana33,359
#127Sacramento City College (Sacramento City)California33,292
#128Mesa Community CollegeArizona33,238
#129Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia33,192
#130Keiser University - Ft. LauderdaleFlorida33,135
#131Wayne State UniversityMichigan33,116
#132University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts32,827
#133Macomb Community CollegeMichigan32,794
#134Georgia Perimeter CollegeGeorgia32,666
#135Fresno City CollegeCalifornia32,645
#136El Camino CollegeCalifornia32,634
#137Long Beach City CollegeCalifornia32,566
#138Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California32,500
#139Nova Southeastern UniversityFlorida32,481
#140West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia32,464
#141Washington State UniversityWashington32,423
#142University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)Wisconsin32,423
#143University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California32,420
#144University of New Mexico (UNM)New Mexico32,384
#145The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)Texas32,256
#146University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh CampusPennsylvania32,228
#147San Francisco State UniversityCalifornia32,146
#148The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland32,119
#149University of California - Irvine (UCI)California32,069
#150California State University - Sacramento (Sacramento State)California32,021
#151University at Buffalo (University at Buffalo)New York31,788
#152Northern Arizona University (NAU)Arizona31,715
#153University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada31,648
#154University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth Carolina31,581
#155University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)North Carolina31,552
#156East Carolina University (ECU)North Carolina31,338
#157Saddleback CollegeCalifornia31,226
#158Nassau Community CollegeNew York31,168
#159University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Illinois31,123
#160University of KentuckyKentucky31,114
#161Everest University South OrlandoFlorida31,096
#162Central Piedmont Community CollegeNorth Carolina31,038
#163Richland CollegeTexas30,950
#164University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)Oklahoma30,911
#165Wake Technical Community CollegeNorth Carolina30,895
#166Drexel University (Drexel)Pennsylvania30,797
#167University of Kansas (University of Kansas)Kansas30,698
#168College of the CanyonsCalifornia30,554
#169Central Michigan UniversityMichigan30,471
#170Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado30,280
#171The University of TennesseeTennessee30,174
#172Pierce College (Pierce College)California29,962
#173Diablo Valley College (Diablo Valley, DVC)California29,931
#174Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas29,806
#175Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia University)New York29,732
#176University of Colorado Denver (University of Colorado Denver)Colorado29,670
#177George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia29,490
#178Glendale Community CollegeArizona29,306
#179National UniversityCalifornia29,202
#180Old Dominion University (ODU, Old Dominion)Virginia29,170
#181Boise State University (Boise State)Idaho29,065
#182University of Arkansas (University of Arkansas)Arkansas29,035
#183Los Angeles City CollegeCalifornia29,008
#184Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma28,939
#185University of ConnecticutConnecticut28,907
#186Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan28,768
#187CUNY Hunter College (Hunter)New York28,711
#188Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York28,711
#189Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison CampusIllinois28,705
#190Monroe Community CollegeNew York28,580
#191Orange Coast CollegeCalifornia28,517
#192Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania28,491
#193Foothill CollegeCalifornia28,428
#194DePaul UniversityIllinois28,321
#195Cerritos CollegeCalifornia28,138
#196University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania27,997
#197Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania27,941
#198University of AkronOhio27,833
#199Auburn UniversityAlabama27,761
#200Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas27,699
#201Columbia CollegeMissouri27,667
#202University of Oregon (UO)Oregon27,508
#203California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California27,500
#204The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas27,491
#205University of Virginia (University of Virginia)Virginia27,396
#206Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania27,393
#207Saint Leo University (St. Leo University)Florida27,289
#208Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan27,237
#209Middle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee27,231
#210Riverside Community CollegeCalifornia27,143
#211University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska27,043
#212University of Nebraska - LincolnNebraska27,004
#213CUNY LaGuardia Community College (LaGuardia)New York26,982
#214Los Angeles Valley College (Valley College)California26,966
#215Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia26,942
#216San Antonio CollegeTexas26,725
#217Metropolitan State College of DenverColorado26,574
#218Blinn CollegeTexas26,561
#219Johns Hopkins UniversityMaryland26,517
#220Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California26,482
#221Rio Hondo College (RHCCD)California26,430
#222Metropolitan Community CollegeNebraska26,388
#223Moraine Valley Community CollegeIllinois26,307
#224Eastern Michigan UniversityMichigan26,289
#225Northeastern UniversityMassachusetts26,270
#226Tulsa Community CollegeOklahoma26,112
#227Bakersfield CollegeCalifornia25,878
#228The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)Texas25,813
#229College of Lake CountyIllinois25,799
#230Towson UniversityMaryland25,732
#231Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida25,554
#232Full Sail UniversityFlorida25,528
#233Erie Community CollegeNew York25,488
#234The University of Texas - Pan American (UT Rio Grande Valley)Texas25,352
#235Missouri State UniversityMissouri25,328
#236Northwestern UniversityIllinois25,327
#237University of LouisvilleKentucky25,304
#238Chaffey CollegeCalifornia25,111
#239CUNY Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York25,105
#240Harper College (Harper College)Illinois25,060
#241California State Polytechnic University - PomonaCalifornia25,000
#242San Joaquin Delta College (Delta)California24,982
#243Grossmont CollegeCalifornia24,969
#244University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi24,919
#245California State University - FresnoCalifornia24,890
#246Sierra CollegeCalifornia24,876
#247Southwestern CollegeCalifornia24,816
#248Metropolitan Community College - Longview (MCC-KC)Missouri24,718
#249Eastfield CollegeTexas24,708
#250University of MemphisTennessee24,672
#251Clemson UniversitySouth Carolina24,610
#252University of Delaware (UD)Delaware24,537
#253University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California24,492
#254CUNY Queens College (Queens)New York24,317
#255Western Kentucky University (WKU, HILLTOPPERS)Kentucky24,299
#256Indian River State CollegeFlorida24,297
#257Modesto Junior College (MJC)California24,107
#258Onondaga Community College (OCC)New York23,984
#259American Intercontinental University Online (AIU Online)Illinois23,929
#260Delgado Community CollegeLouisiana23,912
#261Joliet Junior CollegeIllinois23,822
#262Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan23,795
#263Troy University (TROY)Alabama23,750
#264Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia23,709
#265Vincennes UniversityIndiana23,620
#266Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin23,612
#267Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan23,606
#268Lake Land CollegeIllinois23,505
#269Northern Illinois UniversityIllinois23,486
#270James Madison University (JMU)Virginia23,349
#271University of ToledoOhio23,343
#272Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU)Indiana23,244
#273Montclair State UniversityNew Jersey23,194
#274Ball State UniversityIndiana23,130
#275University of California - Riverside (UC Riverside)California22,963
#276Illinois State UniversityIllinois22,932
#277Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)Rhode Island22,917
#278Grand Rapids Community CollegeMichigan22,829
#279University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH at Manoa)Hawaii22,793
#280Mississippi State UniversityMississippi22,783
#281CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York22,774
#282Lansing Community College (LCC)Michigan22,754
#283University of Nevada - RenoNevada22,566
#284Cornell UniversityNew York22,448
#285St. John's University - New YorkNew York22,436
#286SUNY Westchester Community CollegeNew York22,093
#287University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina22,020
#288Sam Houston State UniversityTexas21,960
#289Trident Technical CollegeSouth Carolina21,852
#290Los Angeles Trade Technical CollegeCalifornia21,846
#291Webster UniversityMissouri21,784
#292CUNY Queensborough Community College (QCC)New York21,727
#293University of Alabama at BirminghamAlabama21,720
#294CUNY Brooklyn College (Brooklyn)New York21,659
#295Georgetown University (Georgetown)District Of Columbia21,458
#296Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)Maryland21,454
#297Brevard Community College (EFSC)Florida21,402
#298Bellevue CollegeWashington21,253
#299University of Massachusetts - LowellMassachusetts21,244
#300University of Missouri - St LouisMissouri21,241