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 IndianaIndiana81,668
#2Liberty UniversityVirginia80,494
#3Lone Star College - Montgomery (North Harris Montgomery)Texas70,724
#4Western Governors University (WGU)Utah70,504
#5Grand Canyon UniversityArizona69,444
#6Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)Texas63,813
#7University of Central Florida (UCF)Florida62,953
#8Miami Dade College (MDC)Florida62,332
#9Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)New Hampshire61,285
#10Ohio State UniversityOhio58,663
#11Houston Community College SystemTexas56,522
#12Walden UniversityMinnesota52,799
#13American Public University System (American Military University)West Virginia52,361
#14Northern Virginia Community CollegeVirginia52,078
#15Arizona State University (ASU Tempe, ASU Main)Arizona51,984
#16Tarrant County College (Tarrant County College)Texas51,688
#17The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)Texas50,950
#18University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinnesota50,678
#19University of FloridaFlorida50,645
#20Michigan State UniversityMichigan50,538
#21University of Maryland - University College (UMUC)Maryland50,248
#22New York UniversityNew York50,027
#23Florida International University (FIU)Florida49,782
#24Rutgers University - New Brunswick (Rutgers, The State University)New Jersey49,428
#25Indiana University - Bloomington (IU)Indiana48,514
#26Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania47,307
#27University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (Illinois)Illinois45,842
#28University of Washington - Seattle CampusWashington45,408
#29Kaplan UniversityIowa45,355
#30Valencia CollegeFlorida44,050
#31Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYU-I)Idaho43,803
#32University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (U of Michigan)Michigan43,651
#33University of Southern California (USC)California43,401
#34Excelsior CollegeNew York43,123
#35Broward CollegeFlorida43,078
#36University of Wisconsin - MadisonWisconsin42,716
#37University of HoustonTexas42,704
#38University of Arizona (UA)Arizona42,595
#39Ashford UniversityCalifornia42,452
#40University of South Florida (USF Main Campus)Florida42,067
#41The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington)Texas41,988
#42University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)California41,908
#43Austin Community College DistrictTexas41,574
#44California State University - NorthridgeCalifornia41,548
#45Florida State University (Florida State)Florida40,830
#46Purdue University (Purdue-West Lafayette)Indiana40,472
#47California State University - Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton)California38,948
#48University of California - Berkeley (UC Berkeley)California38,189
#49University of Maryland - College ParkMaryland38,140
#50Temple UniversityPennsylvania38,007
#51Texas State University (Texas State)Texas37,979
#52California State University - Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach)California37,446
#53University of North Texas (UNT)Texas37,299
#54East Los Angeles CollegeCalifornia37,188
#55The University of AlabamaAlabama37,098
#56University of GeorgiaGeorgia36,130
#57University of CincinnatiOhio36,042
#58Texas Tech UniversityTexas35,859
#59Iowa State UniversityIowa35,714
#60University of Missouri - ColumbiaMissouri35,424
#61University of California - Davis (UC Davis)California35,186
#62South Texas College (South Texas Community College)Texas34,371
#63Capella UniversityMinnesota34,365
#64San Diego State UniversityCalifornia34,254
#65North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State University)North Carolina34,015
#66George Mason University (Mason)Virginia33,929
#67University of South Carolina - ColumbiaSouth Carolina33,724
#68Brigham Young University (BYU)Utah33,469
#69College of Southern Nevada (CSN)Nevada33,313
#70Utah Valley University (UVU)Utah33,211
#71University of Colorado at Boulder (U of Colorado)Colorado33,056
#72University of California - San Diego (UCSD)California32,906
#73San Jose State UniversityCalifornia32,773
#74Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)Virginia32,663
#75Boston University (BU)Massachusetts32,158
#76Georgia State UniversityGeorgia32,058
#77St Petersburg College (SPC)Florida31,767
#78University of Utah (The U)Utah31,592
#79Louisiana State University (Louisiana State University)Louisiana31,524
#80Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)Virginia30,918
#81University of Iowa (Iowa)Iowa30,844
#82University of California - Irvine (UCI)California30,836
#83Santa Monica College (SMC)California30,615
#84Colorado State UniversityColorado30,614
#85Florida Atlantic University (FAU)Florida30,380
#86California State University - Sacramento (Sacramento State)California30,284
#87San Francisco State UniversityCalifornia30,256
#88Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)Indiana30,105
#89Kent State University - Kent CampusOhio30,067
#90Santa Ana College (SAC)California29,808
#91University at Buffalo (University at Buffalo)New York29,796
#92University of KentuckyKentucky29,727
#93Washington State UniversityWashington29,686
#94Harvard UniversityMassachusetts29,652
#95Palm Beach State CollegeFlorida29,616
#96Oregon State University (OSU)Oregon29,576
#97American River College (American River)California29,381
#98Salt Lake Community CollegeUtah29,350
#99University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)Massachusetts29,269
#100Ohio UniversityOhio29,157
#101University of North Carolina at Chapel HillNorth Carolina29,084
#102University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Illinois29,048
#103Northern Arizona University (NAU)Arizona29,021
#104Portland Community CollegeOregon29,003
#105Mt San Antonio College (Mt. SAC)California28,991
#106The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)Texas28,787
#107West Virginia University (WVU)West Virginia28,776
#108El Paso Community CollegeTexas28,764
#109College of DuPage (COD)Illinois28,678
#110University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh CampusPennsylvania28,649
#111Utah State UniversityUtah28,622
#112University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)Nevada28,600
#113The University of Texas - Pan American (UT Rio Grande Valley)Texas28,584
#114San Jacinto College (San Jacinto College)Texas28,326
#115East Carolina University (ECU)North Carolina28,289
#116Collin College (Colin County Community College)Texas28,187
#117Columbia University in the City of New York (Columbia University)New York28,086
#118University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)North Carolina27,983
#119The University of TennesseeTennessee27,845
#120California State University - Los Angeles (Cal State LA)California27,680
#121Portland State UniversityOregon27,488
#122University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (University of Oklahoma)Oklahoma27,428
#123CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)New York27,309
#124Auburn UniversityAlabama27,287
#125University of New Mexico (UNM)New Mexico27,285
#126University of Kansas (University of Kansas)Kansas27,259
#127Wayne State UniversityMichigan27,140
#128Pasadena City CollegeCalifornia27,050
#129University of ConnecticutConnecticut27,043
#130Pima Community CollegeArizona26,880
#131Suffolk County Community CollegeNew York26,829
#132Central Michigan UniversityMichigan26,825
#133University of Arkansas (University of Arkansas)Arkansas26,754
#134University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM)Wisconsin26,726
#135Hillsborough Community College (HCC)Florida26,571
#136George Washington University (GWU)District Of Columbia26,212
#137Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)Florida26,164
#138Columbus State Community College (Columbus State)Ohio25,983
#139Weber State UniversityUtah25,955
#140Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma25,930
#141Tidewater Community CollegeVirginia25,927
#142Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)New Mexico25,760
#143Drexel University (Drexel)Pennsylvania25,595
#144Cuyahoga Community College DistrictOhio25,449
#145Grand Valley State University (Grand Valley)Michigan25,325
#146Montgomery CollegeMaryland25,320
#147Stony Brook University (SUNY Stony Brook)New York25,272
#148University of Nebraska - LincolnNebraska25,260
#149Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)Georgia25,034
#150University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania24,876
#151Old Dominion University (ODU, Old Dominion)Virginia24,672
#152Fullerton CollegeCalifornia24,613
#153The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas)Texas24,554
#154Long Beach City CollegeCalifornia24,478
#155San Diego Mesa CollegeCalifornia24,208
#156Kansas State University (K-State)Kansas24,146
#157California State University - FresnoCalifornia24,136
#158University of Oregon (UO)Oregon24,032
#159El Camino CollegeCalifornia24,001
#160University of Virginia (University of Virginia)Virginia23,883
#161Baker College of FlintMichigan23,790
#162California State Polytechnic University - PomonaCalifornia23,717
#163University of Colorado Denver (University of Colorado Denver)Colorado23,671
#164DePaul UniversityIllinois23,539
#165Western Michigan University (WMU)Michigan23,529
#166University of California - Santa Barbara (UCSB)California23,497
#167Palomar CollegeCalifornia23,482
#168The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)Texas23,397
#169City College of San FranciscoCalifornia23,391
#170Chamberlain College of Nursing - Addison CampusIllinois23,250
#171Nova Southeastern UniversityFlorida23,236
#172University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)Mississippi23,212
#173University of AkronOhio23,101
#174CUNY Hunter College (Hunter)New York22,918
#175University of Delaware (UD)Delaware22,852
#176Colorado Technical University Online (Colorado Tech Online)Colorado22,757
#177Clemson UniversitySouth Carolina22,698
#178Fresno City CollegeCalifornia22,697
#179Sacramento City College (Sacramento City)California22,690
#180Johns Hopkins UniversityMaryland22,686
#181De Anza CollegeCalifornia22,512
#182Middle Tennessee State UniversityTennessee22,511
#183Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)California22,411
#184Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)Iowa22,298
#185Towson UniversityMaryland22,284
#186Missouri State UniversityMissouri22,273
#187Macomb Community CollegeMichigan22,182
#188The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)Maryland22,179
#189Orange Coast CollegeCalifornia22,140
#190Boise State University (Boise State)Idaho22,086
#191Cerritos CollegeCalifornia22,043
#192Cornell UniversityNew York21,904
#193Eastern Michigan UniversityMichigan21,824
#194Syracuse UniversityNew York21,789
#195Northwestern UniversityIllinois21,655
#196Nassau Community CollegeNew York21,558
#197Mesa Community CollegeArizona21,491
#198University of California - Riverside (UC Riverside)California21,385
#199University of LouisvilleKentucky21,294
#200James Madison University (JMU)Virginia21,227
#201Ball State UniversityIndiana21,196
#202Georgia Perimeter CollegeGeorgia21,088
#203Oakland Community CollegeMichigan21,061
#204Chaffey CollegeCalifornia21,054
#205Wake Technical Community CollegeNorth Carolina21,003
#206California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)California20,944
#207University of Nevada - RenoNevada20,898
#208St. John's University - New YorkNew York20,877
#209Mississippi State UniversityMississippi20,873
#210Columbia Southern UniversityAlabama20,823
#211Pierce College (Pierce College)California20,767
#212Illinois State UniversityIllinois20,760
#213Metropolitan State College of DenverColorado20,676
#214San Antonio CollegeTexas20,640
#215University of MemphisTennessee20,585
#216Rio Salado CollegeArizona20,533
#217Montclair State UniversityNew Jersey20,465
#218Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgia20,459
#219Bakersfield CollegeCalifornia20,448
#220University of ToledoOhio20,377
#221Oakland University (Oakland)Michigan20,261
#222Northern Illinois UniversityIllinois20,130
#223Western Kentucky University (WKU, HILLTOPPERS)Kentucky20,063
#224Sam Houston State UniversityTexas20,031
#225Full Sail UniversityFlorida20,025
#226California State University - San BernardinoCalifornia20,024
#227Northeastern UniversityMassachusetts19,940
#228Glendale Community CollegeArizona19,871
#229Blinn CollegeTexas19,780
#230Diablo Valley College (Diablo Valley, DVC)California19,694
#231CUNY LaGuardia Community College (LaGuardia)New York19,582
#232Central Texas CollegeTexas19,562
#233Saddleback CollegeCalifornia19,552
#234CUNY Queens College (Queens)New York19,520
#235Central Piedmont Community CollegeNorth Carolina19,394
#236University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)North Carolina19,393
#237Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg (HACC)Pennsylvania19,121
#238Johnson County Community College (JCCC)Kansas19,091
#239Riverside Community CollegeCalifornia19,086
#240Miami University - Oxford (Miami of Ohio)Ohio19,076
#241Community College of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania18,966
#242Saint Louis Community College - Forest ParkMissouri18,902
#243University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH at Manoa)Hawaii18,865
#244Los Angeles Valley College (Valley College)California18,838
#245Los Angeles City CollegeCalifornia18,825
#246Front Range Community College (FRCC)Colorado18,747
#247Southwestern College - Chula VistaCalifornia18,716
#248Vincennes UniversityIndiana18,711
#249Georgetown University (Georgetown)District Of Columbia18,459
#250College of the CanyonsCalifornia18,437
#251CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (Baruch)New York18,433
#252Rio Hondo College (RHCCD)California18,367
#253University of Alabama at BirminghamAlabama18,333
#254Sierra CollegeCalifornia18,218
#255Indian River State CollegeFlorida18,204
#256Grossmont CollegeCalifornia18,159
#257Sinclair Community CollegeOhio18,136
#258University of Massachusetts - LowellMassachusetts18,047
#259Appalachian State University (ASU)North Carolina17,932
#260Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)California17,920
#261San Joaquin Delta College (Delta)California17,895
#262University of California - Santa CruzCalifornia17,868
#263Metropolitan Community College - Longview (MCC-KC)Missouri17,821
#264Troy University (TROY)Alabama17,765
#265Seminole State College of Florida (Seminole State)Florida17,741
#266Modesto Junior College (MJC)California17,739
#267University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette)Louisiana17,508
#268National UniversityCalifornia17,488
#269CUNY New York City College of Technology (City Tech)New York17,424
#270CUNY Brooklyn College (Brooklyn)New York17,410
#271Southern Illinois University CarbondaleIllinois17,292
#272California State University - ChicoCalifornia17,220
#273SUNY at Albany (University at Albany, SUNY)New York17,178
#274Tulsa Community CollegeOklahoma17,160
#275Wright State UniversityOhio17,070
#276Saint Louis UniversityMissouri17,047
#277CUNY Kingsborough Community College (KCC)New York17,032
#278University of Massachusetts - BostonMassachusetts17,030
#279Stanford UniversityCalifornia16,980
#280Cleveland State UniversityOhio16,915
#281SUNY at Binghamton (Binghamton University)New York16,913
#282University of Central Oklahoma (UCO, Central)Oklahoma16,910
#283Bowling Green State University (BGSU)Ohio16,908
#284Eastern Kentucky University (Eastern)Kentucky16,844
#285University of MiamiFlorida16,825
#286Baylor UniversityTexas16,787
#287American College (The American College)Pennsylvania16,764
#288University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)Alaska16,762
#289University of Missouri - St LouisMissouri16,738
#290Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)Pennsylvania16,737
#291Richland CollegeTexas16,687
#292University of Missouri - Kansas CityMissouri16,685
#293Northwest Vista CollegeTexas16,656
#294Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD)Michigan16,654
#295Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)New York16,639
#296University of Rhode Island (URI)Rhode Island16,613
#297West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU)Pennsylvania16,597
#298Keiser University - Ft. LauderdaleFlorida16,579
#299Madison Area Technical College (Madison College)Wisconsin16,520
#300Loyola University ChicagoIllinois16,437