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Colleges with the Largest Online Students

Grand Canyon University has the most online students of 85,068 for academic year 2019-2020 in United States. The number only includes students enrolled exclusively in online programs and does not include students taking some online courses. Liberty University is ranked second with 78,511 online students and Walden University follows them with 85,068 online students. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. Next table shows the schools that have most online students by enrolled status. You may want to check colleges having the smallest online student population.
Colleges with the Largest Online Students
NameTotal # of StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online ProgramsEnrolld in Some Online CoursesNot in Online Courses
1Grand Canyon University
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhoenix, AZ
96,21175,2779,79111,143
2Liberty University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA
85,58670,4298,0827,075
3Walden University *
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMinneapolis, MN
48,42048,42000
4University of Maryland Global Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsAdelphi, MD
58,28146,8475,4515,983
5Ashford University *
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
32,62032,62000
6Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsColorado Springs, CO
27,23226,165878189
7Excelsior College *
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAlbany, NY
25,24525,24500
8The University of Texas at Arlington
Public, 4 or more yearsArlington, TX
48,63518,8247,25722,554
9Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsUniversity Park, PA
91,42715,44530,19245,790
10Florida International University
Public, 4 or more yearsMiami, FL
58,71113,67126,19218,848
11Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsAtlanta, GA
36,30213,3014,56918,432
12University of Central Florida
Public, 4 or more yearsOrlando, FL
69,40211,07330,02428,305
13Bellevue University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBellevue, NE
11,63710,503505629
14Thomas Edison State University *
Public, 4 or more yearsTrenton, NJ
10,22710,130970
15Post University
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaterbury, CT
10,6429,760261621
16Johns Hopkins University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBaltimore, MD
27,0799,5692,93714,573
17University of the Cumberlands
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWilliamsburg, KY
16,9669,4925,9571,517
18Lamar University
Public, 4 or more yearsBeaumont, TX
15,4608,3722,9384,150
19Wilmington University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew Castle, DE
14,7308,3552,6343,741
20Regent University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVirginia Beach, VA
10,3658,2381,269858
* Online completely college that all programs are offered online exclusively.