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Largest California Colleges with Most Enrollment

University of Southern California has the most students of 47,310 for academic year 2018-2019 in California. University of California-Los Angeles is ranked second with 44,537 students and University of California-Berkeley follows them with 42,501 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
47,31025,40721,903
2University of California-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
44,53724,34020,197
3University of California-Berkeley
Public, 4 or more yearsBerkeley, CA
42,50121,63520,866
4California State University-Fullerton
Public, 4 or more yearsFullerton, CA
40,28023,05017,230
5California State University-Northridge
Public, 4 or more yearsNorthridge, CA
40,21222,42617,786
6University of California-Davis
Public, 4 or more yearsDavis, CA
38,16722,62815,539
7University of California-San Diego
Public, 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA
37,88718,08119,806
8California State University-Long Beach
Public, 4 or more yearsLong Beach, CA
37,46621,64415,822
9University of California-Irvine
Public, 4 or more yearsIrvine, CA
36,03218,23417,798
10San Jose State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Jose, CA
35,40018,40416,996
11San Diego State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
35,30319,62915,674
12Ashford University
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
34,71024,7839,927
13California State University-Sacramento
Public, 4 or more yearsSacramento, CA
31,90217,96713,935
14San Francisco State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Francisco, CA
29,77816,93012,848
15California State University-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
28,03616,40211,634
16California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Public, 4 or more yearsPomona, CA
26,59812,42914,169
17University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, 4 or more yearsSanta Barbara, CA
25,97613,82812,148
18California State University-Fresno
Public, 4 or more yearsFresno, CA
25,13715,04710,090
19University of California-Riverside
Public, 4 or more yearsRiverside, CA
23,92212,59511,327
20California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
22,01310,66211,351