The top school districts and colleges, and the facilities they provide to inspire and challenge students.
New York City, the nation’s largest school district, enrolled half a million more students in 2015-16 than the runner up, the Los Angeles Unified School District. Bonus: The 200 school districts with the most students.
- The 2017 AS&U Higher Education 50: The post-secondary institutions with highest enrollment, Fall 2015
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 2016 AS&U Higher-Education 50: The post-secondary institutions with highest enrollment, Fall 2014
- 2016 AS&U 100: Enrollments of 200 largest districts in 2014-15 compared with 2013-14
- 2016 AS&U 100: 2013-14 per pupil expenditures for 200 largest districts
School systems in Texas, Florida and California continue to grow and join the list of largest districts.
Schools in some former metropolises have faded remarkably in the last quarter century, while other districts flourish in unlikely places.
Patterns are hard to see from year to year, but over 25 years, changes in school district enrollment are evident.
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.
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.