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Highest enrollment

Question:
Which colleges have the highest enrollment?

Response:

In fall 2014, the five postsecondary institutions with the highest enrollment were University of Phoenix, with 195,100 students; Ivy Tech Community College, with 91,200 students; Liberty University, with 81,500 students; Lone Star College System, with 69,400 students; and Miami Dade College, with 66,000 students.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2016). Digest of Education Statistics, 2015 (NCES 2016-014), Chapter 3.

Enrollment of the 20 largest degree-granting college and university campuses: Fall 2014
Institution State Rank1 Total enrollment
University of Phoenix, Arizona2 Arizona 1 195,059
Ivy Tech Community College Indiana 2 91,179
Liberty University Virginia 3 81,459
Lone Star College System Texas 4 69,395
Miami Dade College Florida 5 66,046
Grand Canyon University Arizona 6 62,304
Texas A&M University, College Station Texas 7 61,642
University of Central Florida Florida 8 60,767
Ohio State University, Main Campus Ohio 9 58,322
Houston Community College Texas 10 58,276
Western Governors University Utah 11 57,821
American Public University System West Virginia 12 57,539
Walden University Minnesota 13 52,188
Kaplan University, Davenport Campus Iowa 14 52,018
Northern Virginia Community College Virginia 15 51,487
University of Texas at Austin Texas 16 51,313
Ashford University California 17 51,237
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minnesota 18 51,147
Tarrant County College District Texas 19 50,595
Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona 20 50,320

1Colleges and university campuses ranked by fall 2014 enrollment data.
2Enrollment data for University of Phoenix, Arizona, include three campuses previously reported separately: Online, Phoenix, and Southern Arizona.<
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. (2016). Digest of Education Statistics, 2015 (NCES 2016-014), Table 312.10.

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