Largest Colleges & Universities in the USA

Do you know what the largest universities in US are? We have complied a list of the top X post-secondary institution in the US based on total enrollment. The list is comprised of both public and private institutions and included enrollment for full-time, part-time, distance learning and online enrollment.

To make this list, we used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

How to use this list?

The size of a university is an indication of its popularity among students.

Larger institutions tend to have more access to funds for research, more degree options and more cross disciplinary interactions.

Success in a career depends on the kind of network you can build, universities with high total enrollment will have likely have a big alumni pool which can help in networking.

Some large schools have a global presence and an active alumni community even far from the main campus.

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

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