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Highest enrollment

Question:
Which colleges have the highest enrollment?

Response:
In 2011, the five postsecondary institutions with the highest enrollment were University of Phoenix, Online Campus, with 307,900 students; Ashford University, with 74,600 students; Arizona State University, with 72,300 students; Liberty University, with 64,100 students; and Miami Dade College, with 63,700 students.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (NCES 2014-015), Chapter 3.

Enrollment of the 20 largest degree-granting college and university campuses: Fall 2011
Institution

State

Rank1

Total enrollment

University of Phoenix, Online Campus

Arizona

1

307,871

Ashford University

Iowa

2

74,596

Arizona State University

Arizona

3

72,254

Liberty University

Virginia

4

64,096

Miami Dade College

Florida

5

63,736

Lone Star College System

Texas

6

63,029

Houston Community College

Texas

7

63,015

University of Central Florida

Florida

8

58,465

Ohio State University, Main Campus

Ohio

9

56,867

Kaplan University, Davenport Campus

Iowa

10

56,606

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minnesota

11

52,557

University of Texas at Austin

Texas

12

51,112

American Public University System

West Virginia

13

50,838

Texas A & M University, College Station

Texas

14

50,230

Tarrant County College District

Texas

15

50,062

Northern Virginia Community College

Virginia

16

50,044

University of Florida

Florida

17

49,589

Walden University

Minnesota

18

48,982

Michigan State University

Michigan

19

47,825

Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus

Pennsylvania

20

45,628


1Colleges and university campuses ranked by fall 2011 enrollment data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (NCES 2014-015), Table 276.

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