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Largest California Colleges with Most Enrollment

University of Southern California has the most students of 48,321 for academic year 2019-2020 in California. University of California-Los Angeles is ranked second with 44,371 students and University of California-Berkeley follows them with 43,185 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), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
48,32125,92022,401
2University of California-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
44,37124,52519,846
3University of California-Berkeley
Public, 4 or more yearsBerkeley, CA
43,18522,39420,791
4California State University-Fullerton
Public, 4 or more yearsFullerton, CA
40,44523,31917,126
5California State University-Northridge
Public, 4 or more yearsNorthridge, CA
39,91022,53017,380
6University of California-San Diego
Public, 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA
38,73618,69920,037
7California State University-Long Beach
Public, 4 or more yearsLong Beach, CA
38,67422,15216,522
8University of California-Davis
Public, 4 or more yearsDavis, CA
38,63423,08815,546
9University of California-Irvine
Public, 4 or more yearsIrvine, CA
36,90818,97417,934
10San Jose State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Jose, CA
36,08518,98517,100
11San Diego State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
35,54419,92615,618
12Ashford University
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
32,62022,8809,740
13California State University-Sacramento
Public, 4 or more yearsSacramento, CA
31,99218,08213,910
14San Francisco State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Francisco, CA
29,03216,35012,682
15California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Public, 4 or more yearsPomona, CA
28,05813,29214,766
16California State University-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
26,67115,70110,970
17University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, 4 or more yearsSanta Barbara, CA
26,31414,06412,250
18University of California-Riverside
Public, 4 or more yearsRiverside, CA
25,54713,48412,063
19California State University-Fresno
Public, 4 or more yearsFresno, CA
24,29814,5849,714
20California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
21,42610,35111,075