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Highest enrollment

Question:
Which colleges have the highest enrollment?

Response:

In 2013, the five postsecondary institutions with the highest enrollment were University of Phoenix, Online Campus, with 212,000 students; Ivy Tech Community College, with 98,800 students; Liberty University, with 77,300 students; Miami Dade College, with 66,300 students; and Lone Star College System, with 64,100 students.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Digest of Education Statistics, 2014 (NCES 2016-006), Chapter 3.

Enrollment of the 20 largest degree-granting college and university campuses: Fall 2013
Institution State Rank1 Total enrollment
University of Phoenix, Online Campus Arizona 1 212,044
Ivy Tech Community College Indiana 2 98,778
Liberty University Virginia 3 77,338
Miami Dade College Florida 4 66,298
Lone Star College System Texas 5 64,072
University of Central Florida Florida 6 59,589
Ashford University Iowa 7 58,104
Houston Community College Texas 8 57,978
Ohio State University, Main Campus Ohio 9 57,466
Texas A&M University, College Station Texas 10 55,697
Grand Canyon University Arizona 11 55,497
American Public University System West Virginia 12 55,422
Kaplan University, Davenport Campus Iowa 13 52,407
Univeristy of Texas at Austin Texas 14 52,059
Northern Virginia Community College Virginia 15 51,803
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minnesota 16 51,526
Walden University Minnesota 17 51,016
Tarrant County College District Texas 18 50,771
University of Florida Florida 19 49,878
Michigan State University Michigan 20 49,317

1Colleges and university campuses ranked by fall 2013 enrollment data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Digest of Education Statistics, 2014 (NCES 2016-006), Table 312.10.

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