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Highest enrollment

Question:
Which colleges have the highest enrollment?

Response:

In fall 2015, the five institutions with the highest enrollment were University of Phoenix, with 165,700 students; Ivy Tech Community College, with 81,700 students; Liberty University, with 80,500 students; Lone Star College System, with 70,700 students; and Western Governors University, with 70,500 students.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2018). Digest of Education Statistics, 2016 (NCES 2017-094), Chapter 3.

Enrollment of the 20 largest degree-granting college and university campuses: Fall 2015
Institution State Rank1 Total enrollment
University of Phoenix, Arizona Arizona 1 165,743
Ivy Tech Community College Indiana 2 81,668
Liberty University Virginia 3 80,494
Lone Star College System Texas 4 70,724
Western Governors University Utah 5 70,504
Grand Canyon University Arizona 6 69,444
Texas A&M University, College Station Texas 7 63,813
University of Central Florida Florida 8 62,953
Miami Dade College Florida 9 62,332
Southern New Hampshire University New Hampshire 10 61,285
Ohio State University, Main Campus Ohio 11 58,663
Houston Community College Texas 12 56,522
Walden University Minnesota 13 52,799
American Public University System West Virginia 14 52,361
Northern Virginia Community College Virginia 15 52,078
Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona 16 51,984
Tarrant County College District Texas 17 51,688
University of Texas at Austin Texas 18 50,950
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minnesota 19 50,678
University of Florida Florida 20 50,645

1Colleges and university campuses ranked by fall 2015 enrollment data.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes online and distance education courses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2018). Digest of Education Statistics, 2016 (NCES 2017-094), Table 312.10.

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