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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), 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
46,28724,92021,367
2University of California-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
44,58924,82419,765
3University of California-Berkeley
Public, 4 or more yearsBerkeley, CA
42,32722,00620,321
4California State University-Fullerton
Public, 4 or more yearsFullerton, CA
42,05124,66117,390
5California State University-Northridge
Public, 4 or more yearsNorthridge, CA
40,38122,97317,408
6California State University-Long Beach
Public, 4 or more yearsLong Beach, CA
40,06923,21216,857
7University of California-San Diego
Public, 4 or more yearsLa Jolla, CA
39,57619,25320,323
8University of California-Davis
Public, 4 or more yearsDavis, CA
39,07423,42715,647
9San Diego State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
36,33420,78815,546
10University of California-Irvine
Public, 4 or more yearsIrvine, CA
36,30318,91617,387
11San Jose State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Jose, CA
36,20819,25016,958
12California State University-Sacramento
Public, 4 or more yearsSacramento, CA
32,29318,64313,650
13Ashford University
Private (for-profit), 4 or more yearsSan Diego, CA
31,11521,3249,791
14California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Public, 4 or more yearsPomona, CA
30,01414,14715,867
15San Francisco State University
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Francisco, CA
27,34915,49111,858
16California State University-Los Angeles
Public, 4 or more yearsLos Angeles, CA
26,74515,97610,769
17University of California-Riverside
Public, 4 or more yearsRiverside, CA
26,43413,94112,493
18University of California-Santa Barbara
Public, 4 or more yearsSanta Barbara, CA
26,17914,18011,999
19California State University-Fresno
Public, 4 or more yearsFresno, CA
25,49715,39710,100
20California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Public, 4 or more yearsSan Luis Obispo, CA
22,44010,99811,442