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2009 AS&U Higher Education 20: 10-Year Change in Enrollment at Largest Higher Education Institutions

The higher-education institutions listed below represent the biggest colleges and universities in the United States by enrollment. The 2009 AS&U Higher Education 20 — a compilation of the nation's 20 largest higher education institutions — also provides the following data:

Rank Institution Enrollment (2007-08) Enrollment (1997-98) 10-Year Change (%)

1

University of Phoenix-Online Campus

224,880

3,296

6722.82%

2

Miami Dade College

54,094

48,449

11.65%

3

Ohio State University-Main Campus

52,568

48,278

8.89%

4

University of Florida

51,725

41,713

24.00%

5

Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

51,481

44,255

16.33%

6

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

50,883

45,410

12.05%

7

The University of Texas at Austin

50,170

48,857

2.69%

8

University of Central Florida

48,398

28,685

68.72%

9

Texas A & M University

46,542

41,461

12.25%

10

City College of San Francisco

46,411

28,185

64.67%

11

Michigan State University

46,045

42,603

8.08%

12

University of South Florida

44,870

34,036

31.83%

13

Houston Community College System

43,518

38,463

13.14%

14

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

43,252

40,538

6.69%

15

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

42,326

38,070

11.18%

16

New York University

41,783

36,679

13.92%

17

University of Wisconsin-Madison

41,563

39,699

4.70%

18

Northern Virginia Community College

41,266

35,221

17.16%

19

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

41,042

36,995

10.94%

20

Florida State University

40,555

30,401

33.40%

21

Purdue University-Main Campus

40,534

37,447

8.24%

22

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

40,218

35,367

13.72%

23

North Harris Montgomery Community College District

39,756

21,044

88.92%

24

Indiana University-Bloomington

38,990

34,937

11.60%

25

Florida International University

38,182

30,012

27.22%

26

Tarrant County College District

37,948

25,856

46.77%

27

College of Southern Nevada

37,758

24,728

52.69%

28

University of California-Los Angeles

37,476

35,558

5.39%

29

University of Arizona

37,217

33,737

10.32%

30

California State University-Fullerton

37,130

24,906

49.08%

31

California State University-Long Beach

36,868

27,809

32.58%

32

University of Maryland-College Park

36,014

32,711

10.10%

33

Strayer University

35,754

1,852

1830.56%

34

San Diego State University

35,695

30,593

16.68%

35

California State University-Northridge

35,446

27,653

28.18%

36

University of California-Berkeley

34,940

30,290

15.35%

37

Excelsior College

34,894

17,348

101.14%

38

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

34,804

34,420

1.12%

39

University of North Texas

34,710

25,013

38.77%

40

Temple University

34,696

27,652

25.47%

41

University of Houston

34,663

31,602

9.69%

42

Brigham Young University

34,174

32,161

6.26%

43

University of Georgia

33,831

29,693

13.94%

44

American River College

33,821

20,159

67.77%

45

Santa Ana College

33,514

19,018

76.22%

46

Austin Community College District

33,508

25,850

29.62%

47

University of Southern California

33,408

28,382

17.71%

48

Pima Community College

32,982

27,761

18.81%

49

Valencia Community College

32,870

24,470

34.33%

50

Kaplan University

32,734

586

5486.01%

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