2017 Colleges With the Highest Enrollment

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According to the National Center for Education Statistic’s Institute of Education Sciences, these are the nation’s 20 highest enrolling, degree-granting college and universities.

Highest Enrolling Colleges in the US

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

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


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