natl student clearinghouse

States with the largest higher education enrollment, spring 2020

June 23, 2020
Overall, college enrolled declined by 0.5% compared with spring 2019.

Higher education student enrollment was down slightly in spring 2020 compared with the previous year, according to estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

The center said that 17,458,306 students were enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in spring 2020. That's a 0.5% decrease compared with the 17,542,109 who were enrolled in spring 2019.

About 14.7 million students were enrolled in undergraduate programs in spring 2020, and 2.7 million were enrolled in graduate or professional programs.

Here are the 10 states estimated to have the most college students enrolled in spring 2020.

California        2,313,557
Texas              1,387,478
New York          995,377
Florida               889,945
Pennsylvania    603,130
Illinois                570,473
Ohio                   547,336
North Carolina 496,443
Georgia             482,099
Virginia             468,426

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