univstats

Colleges with the Largest Online Students

Grand Canyon University has the most online students of 75,154 for academic year 2017-2018 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 67,312 online students and Walden University follows them with 75,154 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 (2018)
NameTotal # of StudentsEnrolled Exclusively Online ProgramsEnrolld in Some Online CoursesNot in Online Courses
Grand Canyon UniversityPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhoenix, AZ83,28464,55110,6038,130
Liberty UniversityPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLynchburg, VA75,04459,8407,4727,732
Walden University *Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsMinneapolis, MN49,68049,68000
University of Maryland Global CampusPublic, 4 or more yearsAdelphi, MD59,37946,7366,3446,299
Ashford University *Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA36,45336,45201
Excelsior College *Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAlbany, NY34,02234,02200
Colorado Technical University-Colorado SpringsPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsColorado Springs, CO25,51724,238855424
The University of Texas at ArlingtonPublic, 4 or more yearsArlington, TX46,49716,5326,83023,135
Thomas Edison State University *Public, 4 or more yearsTrenton, NJ11,94511,864810
National UniversityPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA17,09711,7421,4983,857
University of Central FloridaPublic, 4 or more yearsOrlando, FL66,05910,66027,41327,986
Fort Hays State UniversityPublic, 4 or more yearsHays, KS15,10010,4521,8122,836
Florida International UniversityPublic, 4 or more yearsMiami, FL56,71810,03724,24422,437
Ohio University-Main CampusPublic, 4 or more yearsAthens, OH29,3698,0524,85716,460
Saint Leo UniversityPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSaint Leo, FL13,0998,0171,6223,460
Post UniversityPrivate (for-profit), 4 or more yearsWaterbury, CT8,5407,648281611
Columbia CollegePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsColumbia, MO13,4927,4632,2643,765
Regent UniversityPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVirginia Beach, VA9,4887,2241,281983
Nova Southeastern UniversityPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsFort Lauderdale, FL20,7937,1802,86510,748
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusPublic, 4 or more yearsAtlanta, GA29,3767,1356422,177
* Online completely college that all programs are offered online exclusively.