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2012 AS&U Higher Education 20: 1-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 2012 AS&U Higher Education 20 — a compilation of the nation's 20 largest higher education institutions — also provides the following data:

Rank Institution Location Enrollment (Fall 2010) Enrollment (Fall 2009) 1-Year Change (%)

1

University of Phoenix-Online Campus

Phoenix

307,965

380,232

-19.01%

2

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

Davenport, IA

77,966

71,011

9.79%

3

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

70,440

68,064

3.49%

4

Ashford University

Clinton, IA

63,096

46,835

34.72%

5

Miami Dade College

Miami

61,674

59,120

4.32%

6

Houston Community College

Houston

60,303

54,942

9.76%

7

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

56,625

46,312

22.27%

8

University of Central Florida

Orlando

56,106

53,401

5.07%

9

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Columbus, OH

56,064

55,014

1.91%

10

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

54,412

46,504

17.00%

11

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis

51,721

51,659

0.12%

12

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

51,195

50,995

0.39%

13

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

49,827

50,691

-1.70%

14

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX

49,129

48,702

0.88%

15

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, TX

49,108

44,355

10.72%

16

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, VA

48,996

46,619

5.10%

17

Walden University

Minneapolis

47,456

40,714

16.56%

18

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

46,985

47,071

-0.18%

19

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA

45,233

45,185

0.11%

20

Austin Community College District

Austin, TX

44,100

40,248

9.57%

21

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

43,862

43,881

-0.04%

22

New York University

New York

43,797

43,404

0.91%

23

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas

42,747

42,108

1.52%

24

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

42,464

42,347

0.28%

25

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Seattle

42,451

45,943

-7.60%

26

Florida International University

Miami

42,197

39,610

6.53%

27

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

42,180

41,654

1.26%

28

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

41,924

41,674

0.60%

29

Valencia College

Orlando

41,583

39,008

6.60%

30

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

41,063

41,052

0.03%

31

DeVry University-Illinois

Chicago

40,859

30,127

35.62%

32

University of South Florida-Main Campus

Tampa, FL

40,431

40,022

1.02%

33

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

40,416

39,785

1.59%

34

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

40,375

37,360

8.07%

35

University of Maryland-University College

Adelphi, MD

39,577

37,347

5.97%

36

Capella University

Minneapolis

39,457

31,998

23.31%

37

American Public University System

Charles Town, WV

39,296

31,331

25.42%

38

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

39,086

38,767

0.82%

39

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

38,912

37,366

4.14%

40

University of Houston

Houston

38,752

37,000

4.74%

41

University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles

38,157

38,550

-1.02%

42

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD

37,641

37,195

1.20%

43

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix

37,440

34,205

9.46%

44

Temple University

Philadelphia

37,367

36,507

2.36%

45

University of Southern California

Los Angeles

36,896

34,824

5.95%

46

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ

36,823

35,880

2.63%

47

University of North Texas

Denton, TX

36,305

35,003

3.72%

48

University of California-Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

35,833

35,830

0.01%

49

California State University-Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

35,590

36,262

-1.85%

50

California State University-Northridge

Northridge, CA

35,272

35,198

0.21%

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