Which colleges have the highest enrollment?
In fall 2018, the five institutions with the highest enrollment (including distance education as well as in-person enrollment) were Western Governors University (121,400 students); Southern New Hampshire University (104,100 students); University of Phoenix, Arizona (95,800 students); Grand Canyon University (90,300 students); and Liberty University (79,200 students).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2021). Digest of Education Statistics, 2019 (NCES 2021-009), Chapter 3.
|Enrollment of the 20 largest degree-granting college and university campuses: Fall 2018|
|Western Governors University||Utah||1||121,437|
|Southern New Hampshire University||New Hampshire||2||104,068|
|University of Phoenix, Arizona||Arizona||3||95,777|
|Grand Canyon University||Arizona||4||90,253|
|Lone Star College System||Texas||6||73,499|
|Ivy Tech Community College||Indiana||7||72,006|
|Texas A & M University, College Station||Texas||8||68,679|
|University of Central Florida||Florida||9||68,475|
|Ohio State University, Main Campus||Ohio||10||61,170|
|University of Maryland, University College||Maryland||11||60,603|
|Florida International University||Florida||12||57,942|
|Houston Community College||Texas||13||57,200|
|Miami Dade College||Florida||14||54,973|
|University of Florida||Florida||15||52,218|
|New York University||New York||16||51,847|
|University of Texas at Austin||Texas||17||51,832|
|Arizona State University, Tempe||Arizona||18||51,585|
|Tarrant County College District||Texas||19||51,100|
|Northern Virginia Community College||Virginia||20||50,929|
1College and university campuses ranked by fall 2018 enrollment data.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate's or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Includes enrollment in online and distance education.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2021). Digest of Education Statistics, 2019 (NCES 2021-009), Table 312.10.
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