Largest Universities by Enrollment: Map

Largest Universities by Enrollment in each State
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You’ve probably seen the map of each state’s most popular brand by Steve Lovelace. We at eCollegeFinder, a leader in online college matching since 2004, wanted to have some fun by making our own version of the largest universities by enrollment. Searching through the National Center for Education Statistics’ database, we found the universities with highest population in terms of total students. In places such as Alabama, where a fierce rivalries exist between Alabama and Auburn, the selection might be an unpopular one, but the stats don’t lie! Using the logo from each university, we gave each state an identity, check out our map of the Largest Universities by Enrollment in each State!

Some Fun Facts:

  • Total Population for all 50 Universities – 1,563,376 Students
  • Largest - Arizona State University – 73,378 Students
  • Smallest – University of Maine – 10,901 Students
  • Average Size – 31,267 Students
  • 6% of the Nation’s population aged 18-23 attends one of these 50 universities (there are 4,495 colleges in America)
  • These 50 Universities would be the 5th largest city in America
  • The total population of all 50 schools is higher than 11 States (Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming)
  • The total population of all 50 schools is higher than 89 countries

State by State Breakdown:

Alabama – University of Alabama

  • Location - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Undergraduates – 28,026
  • Total Students – 33,503

Alaska – University of Alaska

  • Location – Anchorage, Alaska
  • Undergraduates – 16,498
  • Total Students – 17,497

Arizona – Arizona State University

  • Location – Tempe, Arizona
  • Undergraduates – 59,382
  • Total Students – 73,378

Arkansas – University of Arkansas

  • Location – Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Undergraduates – 20,350
  • Total Students – 24,537

California – University of California - Los Angeles

  • Location – Los Angeles, California
  • Undergraduates – 27,941
  • Total Students – 39,945

Colorado – University of Colorado

  • Location – Boulder, Colorado
  • Undergraduates – 25,941
  • Total Students – 31,945

Connecticut – University of Connecticut

  • Location – Storrs, Connecticut
  • Undergraduates – 17,528
  • Total Students – 25,483

Delaware – University of Delaware

  • Location – Newark, Delaware
  • Undergraduates – 18,202
  • Total Students – 21,856

Florida – University of Central Florida

  • Location – Orlando, Florida
  • Undergraduates – 51,010
  • Total Students – 59,601

Georgia – University of Georgia

  • Location – Athens, Georgia
  • Undergraduates – 26,259
  • Total Students – 34,519

Hawaii – University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Location – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Undergraduates – 14,655
  • Total Students – 20,426

Idaho – Boise State University

  • Location – Boise Idaho
  • Undergraduates – 19,477
  • Total Students – 22,344

Illinois – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Location – Champaign, Illinois
  • Undergraduates – 32,281
  • Total Students – 44,520

Indiana – Indiana University - Bloomington

  • Location – Bloomington, Indiana
  • Undergraduates – 32,371
  • Total Students – 42,133

Iowa – University of Iowa

  • Location – Iowa City, Iowa
  • Undergraduates – 21,999
  • Total Students – 30,129

Kansas – University of Kansas

  • Location – Lawrence, Kansas
  • Undergraduates – 19,169
  • Total Students – 27,135

Kentucky – University of Kentucky

  • Location – Lexington, Kentucky
  • Undergraduates – 20,827
  • Total Students – 28,034

Louisiana – Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

  • Location – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Undergraduates – 24,626
  • Total Students – 30,255

Maine – University of Maine

  • Location – Orono, Maine
  • Undergraduates – 8,778
  • Total Students – 10,901

Maryland – University of Maryland-College Park

  • Location – College Park, Maryland
  • Undergraduates – 26,538
  • Total Students – 37,248

Massachusetts – University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Location – Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Undergraduates – 21,928
  • Total Students – 28,236

Michigan – Michigan State University

  • Location – East Lansing, Michigan
  • Undergraduates – 37,354
  • Total Students – 48,783

Minnesota – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • Location – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Undergraduates – 34,469
  • Total Students – 51,853

Mississippi – Mississippi State University

  • Location – Mississippi State University, Mississippi
  • Undergraduates – 16,390
  • Total Students – 20,365

Missouri – University of Missouri - Columbia

  • Location – Columbia, Missouri
  • Undergraduates – 26,960
  • Total Students – 34,704

Montana – Montana State University

  • Location – Bozeman, Montana
  • Undergraduates – 12,679
  • Total Students – 14,269

Nebraska – University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Location – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Undergraduates – 19,103
  • Total Students – 24,207

Nevada – University of Nevada - Las Vegas

  • Location – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Undergraduates – 22,429
  • Total Students – 27,389

New Hampshire – University of New Hampshire

  • Location – Durham, New Hampshire
  • Undergraduates – 12,804
  • Total Students – 15,267

New Jersey – Rutgers University - New Brunswick

  • Location – New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Undergraduates – 31,593
  • Total Students – 40,434

New Mexico – University of New Mexico

  • Location – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Undergraduates – 22,773
  • Total Students – 29,033

New York – New York University

  • Location – New York, New York
  • Undergraduates – 22,498
  • Total Students – 44,516

North Carolina – North Carolina State University

  • Location – Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduates – 24,833
  • Total Students – 34,340

North Dakota – University of North Dakota

  • Location – Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Undergraduates – 11,952
  • Total Students – 15,250

Ohio – The Ohio State University

  • Location – Columbus, Ohio
  • Undergraduates – 42,058
  • Total Students – 56,387

Oklahoma – University of Oklahoma - Norman

  • Location – Norman, Oklahoma
  • Undergraduates – 21,109
  • Total Students – 27,507

Oregon – Portland State University

  • Location – Portland, Oregon
  • Undergraduates – 22,770
  • Total Students – 28,287

Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania State University

  • Location – University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Undergraduates – 39,192
  • Total Students – 45,783

Rhode Island – University of Rhode Island

  • Location – Kingston, Rhode Island
  • Undergraduates – 13,376
  • Total Students – 16,451

South Carolina – University of South Carolina - Columbia

  • Location – Columbia, South Carolina
  • Undergraduates – 23,363
  • Total Students – 31,288

South Dakota – South Dakota State University

  • Location – Brookings, South Dakota
  • Undergraduates – 11,118
  • Total Students – 12,583

Tennessee – University of Tennessee

  • Location – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Undergraduates – 20,916
  • Total Students – 29,883

Texas – Texas A&M University – College Station

  • Location – College Station, Texas
  • Undergraduates – 40,104
  • Total Students – 50,627

Utah – Brigham Young University

  • Location – Provo, Utah
  • Undergraduates – 31,060
  • Total Students – 34,409

Vermont – University of Vermont

  • Location – Burlington, Vermont
  • Undergraduates – 11,211
  • Total Students – 13,098

Virginia – George Mason University

  • Location – Fairfax, Virginia
  • Undergraduates – 20,653
  • Total Students – 32,961

Washington – University of Washington

  • Location – Seattle, Washington
  • Undergraduates – 29,475
  • Total Students – 43,485

West Virginia – West Virginia University

  • Location – Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Undergraduates – 22,827
  • Total Students – 29,707

Wisconsin – University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Location – Madison, Wisconsin
  • Undergraduates – 30,301
  • Total Students – 42,269

Wyoming – University of Wyoming

  • Location – Laramie, Wyoming
  • Undergraduates – 10,194
  • Total Students – 12,903

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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