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Colleges with the Largest Online Students

Grand Canyon University has the most online students of 95,569 for academic year 2020-2021 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 86,390 online students and University of Central Florida follows them with 95,569 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), four-yearsPhoenix, AZ
103,42785,08710,4827,858
2Liberty University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLynchburg, VA
93,34979,1677,2236,959
3University of Central Florida
Public, four-yearsOrlando, FL
71,88153,81515,2442,822
4Walden University *
Private (for-profit), four-yearsMinneapolis, MN
49,69549,69500
5University of Maryland Global Campus
Public, four-yearsAdelphi, MD
58,52649,0264,8914,609
6Florida International University
Public, four-yearsMiami, FL
58,83642,7477,8738,216
7Michigan State University
Public, four-yearsEast Lansing, MI
49,69540,9744,6144,107
8University of Houston
Public, four-yearsHouston, TX
47,09039,7975,4001,893
9California State University-Fullerton
Public, four-yearsFullerton, CA
42,05139,2922,71148
10California State University-Long Beach
Public, four-yearsLong Beach, CA
40,06938,6451,4186
11University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
46,28737,9233,1895,175
12University of California-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
44,58935,1156,7912,683
13University of Florida
Public, four-yearsGainesville, FL
53,37235,11313,9374,322
14California State University-Northridge
Public, four-yearsNorthridge, CA
40,38134,4994,8771,005
15University of California-Irvine
Public, four-yearsIrvine, CA
36,30334,1401,809354
16Florida State University
Public, four-yearsTallahassee, FL
43,56933,8758,4801,214
17San Jose State University
Public, four-yearsSan Jose, CA
36,20833,2202,503485
18The Pennsylvania State University
Public, four-yearsUniversity Park, PA
89,81633,03751,4005,379
19University of California-Berkeley
Public, four-yearsBerkeley, CA
42,32731,4399,7251,163
20University of Arizona Global Campus *
Public, four-yearsSan Diego, CA
31,11531,11500
* Online completely college that all programs are offered online exclusively.