The 2013 AS&U Higher Education 20 (plus): Largest colleges and universities by enrollment

The higher-education institutions listed here represent the colleges and universities in the United States that reported the largest enrollment in fall 2011. The 2013 AS&U Higher Education 20 list is expanded online to show the 50 higher-education institutions with the most students in fall 2011.


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Higher Education Institutions




RankInstitutionLocationStateTotal Enrollment, Fall 2011
1University of Phoenix-Online CampusPhoenixAZ307,871
2Ashford UniversityClinton`IA74,596
3Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ72,254
4Liberty UniversityLynchburgVA64,096
5Miami Dade CollegeMiamiFL63,736
6Lone Star College SystemThe WoodlandsTX63,029
7Houston Community CollegeHoustonTX63,015
8University of Central FloridaOrlandoFL58,465
9Ohio State UniversityColumbusOH56,867
10Kaplan University-Davenport CampusDavenportIA56,606
11University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolisMN52,557
12The University of Texas at AustinAustinTX51,112
13American Public University SystemCharles TownVA50,838
14Texas A & M UniversityCollege StationTX50,230
15Tarrant County College DistrictFort WorthTX50,062
16Northern Virginia Community CollegeAnnandaleVA50,044
17University of FloridaGainesvilleFL49,589
18Walden UniversityMinneapolisMN48,982
19Michigan State UniversityEast LansingMI47,825
20Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusUniversity ParkPA45,628
21Austin Community College DistrictAustinTX45,100
22Florida International UniversityMiamiFL44,616
23University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignIL44,407
24New York UniversityNew YorkNY43,911
25Indiana UniversityBloomingtonIN42,731
26University of MichiganAnn ArborMI42,716
27University of Maryland-University CollegeAdelphiMD42,713
28Valencia CollegeOrlandoFL42,631
29University of WashingtonSeattleWA42,444
30Broward CollegeFort LauderdaleFL42,198
31University of WisconsinMadisonWI41,946
32Florida State UniversityTallahasseeFL41,087
33Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette IN40,849
34Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenixAZ40,487
35Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickNJ39,950
36University of HoustonHoustonTX39,820
37University of South FloridaTampaFL39,596
38University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles CA39,271
39University of ArizonaTucsonAZ39,236
40University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles CA38,010
41University of North TexasDentonTX37,818
42College of Southern NevadaLas VegasNV37,717
43University of MarylandCollege ParkMD37,631
44East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey ParkCA37,057
45Pima Community CollegeTucson AZ36,969
46California State University-NorthridgeNorthridgeCA36,911
47Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaPA36,855
48Capella UniversityMinneapolisMN36,375
49California State University-FullertonFullertonCA36,156
50University of California-BerkeleyBerkeleyCA36,137

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