The AS&U 100

The top school districts and colleges, and the facilities they provide to inspire and challenge students.

Current Rankings

The 2016 AS&U 100

More than 11 million students in 2014-15 were enrolled in the nation’s 100 largest districts. Bonus: The 200 school districts with the most students.


The 2015 AS&U 100

School systems in Texas, Florida and California continue to grow and join the list of largest districts.

The 2014 AS&U 100

Schools in some former metropolises have faded remarkably in the last quarter century, while other districts flourish in unlikely places.

The 2013 AS&U 100

Patterns are hard to see from year to year, but over 25 years, changes in school district enrollment are evident.

The 2012 AS&U 100

American School & University presents its 2012 list of the 100 largest school districts by enrollment with additional per-pupil expenditure (PPE) data and comparison data on 1-year, 10-year, and 20-year changes in enrollment.

The 2012 AS&U Higher Education 20

American School & University presents its 2012 list of the 20 largest higher-education institutions by enrollment with additional comparison data on 1-year changes in enrollment.

What is the AS&U 100?

Sifting through statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census, one can begin to sketch an interesting portrait of the diverse school systems that serve America's youth.

Learn about the methodology for the AS&U 100.

Past Rankings