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
#140George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia25,613
#141Montgomery College (MC)Maryland25,517
#142Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida25,514
#143Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan25,094
#144Fullerton CollegeCalifornia25,051
#145University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL)Nebraska25,006
#146Old Dominion University (ODU)Virginia24,932
#147Palomar CollegeCalifornia24,914
#148University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Pennsylvania24,806
#149Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas24,766
#150Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York24,607
#151California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California24,488
#152Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio24,448
#153Long Beach City College (LBCC)California24,403
#154El Camino CollegeCalifornia24,207
#155San Diego Mesa College (Mesa)California24,159
#156Nova Southeastern University (NSU)Florida24,148
#157University of Oregon (UO)Oregon24,096
#158Oakland Community CollegeMichigan24,031
#159California State Polytechnic University - Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)California23,966
#160University of AkronOhio23,962
#161Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan23,914
#162DePaul University (DePaul)Illinois23,799
#163University of Virginia (UVA)Virginia23,732
#164City College of San Francisco (CCSF)California23,610
#165Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa23,526
#166Sacramento City CollegeCalifornia23,317
#167California State University - Fresno (Fresno State)California23,179
#168Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California23,144
#169CUNY Hunter College (Hunter)New York23,112
#170Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia23,109
#171De Anza CollegeCalifornia23,104
#172The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)Texas23,095
#173The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas23,079
#174University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California23,051
#175Macomb Community College (MCC)Michigan22,914
#176The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland22,887
#177University of Colorado Denver (UCDHSC)Colorado22,791
#178Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)Tennessee22,729
#179Mesa Community College (MCC)Arizona22,711
#180University of Delaware (UD)Delaware22,680
#181Everest University South OrlandoFlorida22,535
#182University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi22,503
#183Eastern Michigan University (EMU)Michigan22,401
#184Nassau Community College (NCC)New York22,374
#185Fresno City College (FCC)California22,307
#186Towson University (TU)Maryland22,285
#187Boise State University (Boise State)Idaho22,227
#188Clemson University (CU)South Carolina21,857
#189Missouri State UniversityMissouri21,816
#190Orange Coast CollegeCalifornia21,775
#191Cerritos CollegeCalifornia21,774
#192Cornell UniversityNew York21,679
#193Metropolitan State College of Denver (Metro State)Colorado21,674
#194University of Louisville (U of L)Kentucky21,561
#195Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado21,558
#196Northwestern University (Northwestern)Illinois21,554
#197University of California - Riverside (UCR)California21,498
#198Thomas Edison State College (TESC)New Jersey21,495
#199Syracuse University (SU)New York21,492
#200Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)North Carolina21,384
#201Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Maryland21,372
#202Georgia Perimeter College (GPC)Georgia21,371
#203Columbia Southern University (CSU)Alabama21,359
#204San Antonio CollegeTexas21,280
#205Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park (STLCC)Missouri21,218
#206University of Memphis (U of M)Tennessee21,059
#207Pierce College (Pierce College)California21,034
#208The University of Texas - Pan American (UT-Pan American)Texas21,015
#209American College (The American College)Pennsylvania20,911
#210James Madison University (JMU)Virginia20,855
#211Ball State UniversityIndiana20,655
#212University of ToledoOhio20,626
#213Illinois State UniversityIllinois20,615
#214Northern Illinois University (NIU)Illinois20,611
#215Central Texas College (CTC)Texas20,547
#216Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan20,519
#217Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia20,517
#218Glendale Community College (GCC)Arizona20,506
#219St. John's University - New YorkNew York20,445
#220CUNY LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)New York20,231
#221Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania20,230
#222Rio Salado College (RSD)Arizona20,215
#223California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)California20,186
#224Western Kentucky University (WKU)Kentucky20,171
#225Mississippi State UniversityMississippi20,138
#226Diablo Valley College (DVC)California20,089
#227Montclair State UniversityNew Jersey20,022
#228Saddleback College (Saddleback)California20,007
#229Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)North Carolina19,957
#230University of Nevada - RenoNevada19,934
#231Northeastern University (NEU)Massachusetts19,798
#232Sam Houston State University (SHSU)Texas19,573
#233Chaffey CollegeCalifornia19,557
#234University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)Hawaii19,507
#235Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas19,429
#236Richland College (RLC)Texas19,343
#237CUNY Queens College (Queens)New York19,310
#238Full Sail UniversityFlorida19,285
#239Vincennes University (VU)Indiana19,205
#240Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania19,119
#241Keiser University - Ft. LauderdaleFlorida19,110
#242Sinclair Community CollegeOhio19,093
#243Troy University (TROY)Alabama19,041
#244Southwestern CollegeCalifornia19,000
#245California State University - San Bernardino (CSUSB)California18,952
#246Blinn CollegeTexas18,850
#247Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado18,761
#248Los Angeles City College (LACC)California18,756
#249Bakersfield CollegeCalifornia18,698
#250University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)Alabama18,698
#251Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison CampusIllinois18,665
#252University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina18,647
#253Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)California18,641
#254Miami University - Oxford (Miami of Ohio)Ohio18,620
#255San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC)California18,572
#256Sierra CollegeCalifornia18,565
#257Riverside Community College (RCC)California18,547
#258Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida18,399
#259Metropolitan Community College - Longview (MCC)Missouri18,222
#260CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York18,090
#261Grossmont College (GC)California18,040
#262Appalachian State University (ASU)North Carolina18,026
#263Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)Illinois17,989
#264Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California17,927
#265University of California - Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)California17,866
#266Tulsa Community College (TCC)Oklahoma17,861
#267Georgetown University (GU)District Of Columbia17,858
#268CUNY Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York17,758
#269Indian River State College (IRSC)Florida17,665
#270National UniversityCalifornia17,608
#271Modesto Junior College (MJC)California17,578
#272Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)Rhode Island17,553
#273CUNY Brooklyn College (Brooklyn)New York17,390
#274CUNY New York City College of Technology (City Tech)New York17,374
#275California State University - ChicoCalifornia17,287
#276SUNY at Albany (University at Albany)New York17,273
#277University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL)Louisiana17,195
#278University of Massachusetts - Lowell (UMass)Massachusetts17,179
#279Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania17,153
#280Delgado Community CollegeLouisiana17,152
#281University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska17,151
#282College of the Canyons (COC)California17,148
#283University of Missouri - St Louis (UMSL)Missouri17,072
#284Saint Louis University (SLU)Missouri17,052
#285Stanford UniversityCalifornia16,963
#286Cleveland State University (CSU)Ohio16,936
#287Wright State UniversityOhio16,842
#288University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)Oklahoma16,840
#289Webster University (Webster)Missouri16,769
#290Madison Area Technical CollegeWisconsin16,759
#291University of Massachusetts - Boston (UMass Boston)Massachusetts16,756
#292Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)Wisconsin16,712
#293SUNY at Binghamton (Binghamton University)New York16,695
#294University of Miami (UM)Florida16,674
#295University of Rhode Island (URI)Rhode Island16,571
#296Columbia College (CC)Missouri16,567
#297Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Ohio16,554
#298Saint Leo University (SLU)Florida16,349
#299Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan16,310
#300Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)New York16,310