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Largest California Colleges with Most Enrollment

University of Southern California has the most students of 46,287 for academic year 2020-2021 in California. University of California-Los Angeles is ranked second with 44,589 students and University of California-Berkeley follows them with 42,327 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 students by gender.
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Largest California Colleges with Most Enrollment
NameTotal # of StudentsFemaleMale
1University of Southern California
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
46,28724,92021,367
2University of California-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
44,58924,82419,765
3University of California-Berkeley
Public, four-yearsBerkeley, CA
42,32722,00620,321
4California State University-Fullerton
Public, four-yearsFullerton, CA
42,05124,66117,390
5California State University-Northridge
Public, four-yearsNorthridge, CA
40,38122,97317,408
6California State University-Long Beach
Public, four-yearsLong Beach, CA
40,06923,21216,857
7University of California-San Diego
Public, four-yearsLa Jolla, CA
39,57619,25320,323
8University of California-Davis
Public, four-yearsDavis, CA
39,07423,42715,647
9San Diego State University
Public, four-yearsSan Diego, CA
36,33420,78815,546
10University of California-Irvine
Public, four-yearsIrvine, CA
36,30318,91617,387
11San Jose State University
Public, four-yearsSan Jose, CA
36,20819,25016,958
12California State University-Sacramento
Public, four-yearsSacramento, CA
32,29318,64313,650
13University of Arizona Global Campus
Public, four-yearsSan Diego, CA
31,11521,3249,791
14California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Public, four-yearsPomona, CA
30,01414,14715,867
15San Francisco State University
Public, four-yearsSan Francisco, CA
27,34915,49111,858
16California State University-Los Angeles
Public, four-yearsLos Angeles, CA
26,74515,97610,769
17University of California-Riverside
Public, four-yearsRiverside, CA
26,43413,94112,493
18University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, four-yearsSanta Barbara, CA
26,17914,18011,999
19California State University-Fresno
Public, four-yearsFresno, CA
25,49715,39710,100
20California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, four-yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
22,44010,99811,442