2017 AS&U 100: Higher-education institutions with highest enrollment, Fall 2015

Sept. 23, 2017
In higher education, the largest enrollment for fall 2015 was at the University of Phoenix, according to U.S. Department of Education data.

In higher education, the largest enrollment for fall 2015 was at the University of Phoenix, according to U.S. Department of Education data. The online institution has the largest postsecondary enrollment for several years, although the numbers have decreased in recent years as the for-profit higher-education industry has drawn more scrutiny.

RANKINSTITUTIONLOCATIONFALL 2015 ENROLLMENTFALL 2016 ENROLLMENT 1University of Phoenix-ArizonaPhoenix AZ165,743195,059 2Ivy Tech Community CollegeIndianapolis IN81,66891,179 3Liberty UniversityLynchburg VA80,49481,459 4Lone Star College SystemThe Woodlands TX70,72469,395 5Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City UT70,50457,821 6Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix AZ69,44462,304 7Texas A & M University-College StationCollege Station TX63,81361,642 8University of Central FloridaOrlando FL62,95360,767 9Miami Dade CollegeMiami FL62,33266,046 10Southern New Hampshire UniversityManchester NH61,28543,274 11Ohio State University-Main CampusColumbus OH58,66358,322 12Houston Community CollegeHouston TX56,52258,276 13Walden UniversityMinneapolis MN52,79952,188 14American Public University SystemCharles Town WV52,36157,539 15Northern Virginia Community CollegeAnnandale VA52,07851,487 16Arizona State University-TempeTempe AZ51,98450,320 17Tarrant County College DistrictFort Worth TX51,68850,595 18The University of Texas at AustinAustin TX50,95051,313 19University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolis MN50,67851,147 20University of FloridaGainesville FL50,64549,459 21Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing MI50,53850,081 22University of Maryland-University CollegeAdelphi MD50,24847,906 23New York UniversityNew York NY50,02749,274 24Florida International UniversityMiami FL49,78249,610 25Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick NJ49,42848,378 26Indiana University-BloomingtonBloomington IN48,51446,416 27Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusState College PA47,30747,040 28University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana IL45,84245,140 29University of WashingtonSeattle WA45,40844,784 30Kaplan UniversityDavenport IA45,35552,018 31Valencia CollegeOrlando FL44,05043,217 32Brigham Young University-IdahoRexburg ID43,80336,624 33University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor MI43,65143,625 34University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles CA43,40142,453 35Excelsior CollegeAlbany NY43,12341,527 36Broward CollegeFort Lauderdale FL43,07844,119 37University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison WI42,71642,598 38University of HoustonHouston TX42,70440,914 39University of ArizonaTucson AZ42,59542,236 40Ashford UniversitySan Diego CA42,45251,237 41University of South Florida-Main CampusTampa FL42,06741,938 42The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington TX41,98839,740 43University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles CA41,90841,845 44Austin Community College DistrictAustin TX41,57440,949 45California State University-NorthridgeLos Angeles CA41,54840,131 46Florida State UniversityTallahassee FL40,83041,226 47Purdue University-Main CampusWest Lafayette IN40,47239,752 48California State University-FullertonFullerton CA38,94838,128 49University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley CA38,18937,565 50University of Maryland-College ParkCollege Park MD38,14037,610
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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy, senior editor, has written for AS&U on a wide range of educational issues since 1999.

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