Arizona State University (ASU) has the largest number of enrolled students of any four-year college, according to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
The federal data indicate that enrollment for ASU exceeded 72,000 students in fall 2011. Coming in second was Miami Dade College (MDC) in Florida, with more than 63,000 students enrolled.
ASU offers on-campus student housing, but MDC does not.
The nation’s top 10 four-year colleges, by enrollment:
1. Arizona State University / Tempe, Ariz. / 72,254
2. Miami Dade College / Miami / 63,736
3. University of Central Florida / Orlando, Fla. / 58,465
4. Ohio State University/ Columbus, Ohio / 56,867
5. University of Minnesota / Minneapolis / 52,557
6. The University of Texas at Austin / Austin, Texas / 51,112
7. Texas A&M University/ College Station, Texas / 50,230
8. University of Florida / Gainesville, Fla. / 49,589
9. Michigan State University / East Lansing, Mich. / 47,825
10. Pennsylvania State University/ University Park, Pa. / 45,628
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