Which colleges have the highest enrollment?
In fall 2016, the five institutions with the highest enrollment (including distance education as well as in-person enrollment) were University of Phoenix, with 131,600 students; Western Governors University, with 84,300 students; Ivy Tech Community College, with 78,900 students; Grand Canyon University, with 75,800 students; and Liberty University, with 75,800 students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2019). Digest of Education Statistics, 2017 (NCES 2018-070), Chapter 3.
|Enrollment of the 20 largest degree-granting college and university campuses: Fall 2016|
|University of Phoenix, Arizona||Arizona||1||131,629|
|Western Governors University||Utah||2||84,289|
|Ivy Tech Community College||Indiana||3||78,910|
|Grand Canyon University||Arizona||4||75,834|
|Southern New Hampshire University||New Hampshire||6||73,177|
|Lone Star College System||Texas||7||71,551|
|Texas A & M University, College Station||Texas||8||65,632|
|University of Central Florida||Florida||9||64,088|
|Ohio State University, Main Campus||Ohio||10||59,482|
|University of Maryland, University College||Maryland||11||57,529|
|Houston Community College||Texas||12||57,032|
|Miami Dade College||Florida||13||55,206|
|Florida International University||Florida||14||55,003|
|University of Florida||Florida||16||52,367|
|Arizona State University, Tempe||Arizona||17||51,869|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Minnesota||18||51,579|
|Tarrant County College District||Texas||19||51,350|
|University of Texas at Austin||Texas||20||51,331|
1Colleges and university campuses ranked by fall 2016 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. (2019). Digest of Education Statistics, 2017 (NCES 2018-070), Table 312.10.
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