At a Glance

Western Governors University has the largest number of online students (147,866) and Southern New Hampshire University has the second largest number of online students (128,360) based on academic year 2019-2020 college enrollment data.
Below table ranks and compares the Largest Online Colleges having the largest student population. You can view the largest colleges which the percentage of online students is below 50% at largest college rankings.

Largest Online Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameTotal PopulationOnline EnrollmentUndergraduate EnrollmentGraduate EnrollmentTuition & FeesAcceptance RateStudent to Faculty RatioSAT Score
1Western Governors University
Salt Lake City, UT
147,866147,866104,91942,947$6,670-42 to 1-
2Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH
134,345128,360111,59922,746$9,65094.00%21 to 1-
3University of Phoenix-Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
89,76389,35369,40820,355$9,552-77 to 1-
4Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
103,42785,08763,75239,675$17,18181.00%21 to 1-
5Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
93,34979,16747,98845,361$15,46050.00%17 to 11,145
6Arizona State University-Skysong
Scottsdale, AZ
53,99353,99340,48513,508$10,92873.00%26 to 1-
7University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
71,88153,81561,40110,480$22,46745.00%31 to 11,250
8American Public University System
Charles Town, WV
50,04750,04740,3629,685$7,360-23 to 1-
9Walden University
Minneapolis, MN
49,69549,6957,66242,033$10,534-19 to 1-
10University of Maryland Global Campus
Adelphi, MD
58,52649,02647,08011,446$12,336-19 to 1-
11Purdue University Global
Indianapolis, IN
43,92743,92733,19210,735$14,478-28 to 1-
12University of the People
Pasadena, CA
43,72243,72234,1089,614--17 to 1-
13Florida International University
Miami, FL
58,83642,74749,0499,787$18,96358.00%25 to 11,185
14Valencia College
Orlando, FL
45,94941,20645,949-$9,383-24 to 1-
15Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
49,69540,97438,49111,204$40,38476.00%16 to 11,200
16University of Houston
Houston, TX
47,09039,79739,1657,925$21,67363.00%23 to 11,215
17California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
42,05139,29236,9755,076$18,83468.00%27 to 11,090
18Capella University
Minneapolis, MN
38,93038,93011,78127,149$14,148-32 to 1-
19California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
40,06938,64534,2165,853$18,72642.00%24 to 11,130
20University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
46,28737,92319,78626,501$60,27516.00%9 to 11,435
21Austin Community College District
Austin, TX
39,89637,90039,896-$13,020-20 to 1-
22University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
44,58935,11531,63612,953$43,00314.00%18 to 11,415
23University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
53,37235,11334,93118,441$28,65931.00%17 to 11,375
24California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA
40,38134,49934,9165,465$18,89766.00%28 to 11,005
25University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
36,30334,14029,6386,665$43,50730.00%18 to 11,330
26Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
43,56933,87532,54311,026$21,68332.00%21 to 11,285
27San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
36,20833,22027,7018,507$19,73267.00%25 to 11,125
28University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
42,32731,43930,79911,528$44,06617.00%19 to 11,420
29University of Arizona Global Campus
San Diego, CA
31,11531,11525,4255,690$14,278-15 to 1-
30San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
36,33430,79031,4914,843$19,60037.00%27 to 11,195
31University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
52,67930,62833,68318,996$36,72063.00%20 to 11,330
32Purdue University Global-Davenport
Davenport, IA
30,51230,51223,1867,326$14,343-20 to 1-
33California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pomona, CA
30,01429,67527,9122,102$19,31965.00%29 to 11,130
34The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
34,74228,53729,9594,783$20,57284.00%27 to 11,115
35Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
28,24428,18324,7593,485$12,573-31 to 1-
36Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
30,39127,9338,52721,864$53,9685.00%5 to 11,520
37George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
38,54127,23527,10411,437$36,47489.00%17 to 11,200
38University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
39,57626,61531,8427,734$44,40237.00%19 to 11,375
39Chamberlain University-Illinois
Addison, IL
29,48126,61514,85114,630$20,38192.00%20 to 1-
40California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
26,74526,60322,8323,913$18,66576.00%25 to 1965
41University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
39,07426,27131,1627,912$44,35146.00%20 to 11,280
42University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
33,51826,13421,92111,597$30,04873.00%18 to 11,140
43University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
31,64226,05924,2337,409$36,42765.00%17 to 11,295
44Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
30,13525,8438,14821,987$60,5327.00%6 to 11,515
45San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
27,34925,45224,0243,325$18,88684.00%22 to 11,030
46Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL
26,66625,35626,666-$8,732-29 to 1-
47University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
26,17925,16423,1962,983$44,16037.00%18 to 11,345
48California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
32,29325,08229,2962,997$19,29883.00%26 to 11,030
49University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
30,09224,85519,39510,697$36,15925.00%13 to 11,385
50California State University-Fresno
Fresno, CA
25,49724,32422,7042,793$18,52390.00%23 to 1995
51University of South Florida-Main Campus
Tampa, FL
50,62624,20238,58212,044$17,32449.00%22 to 11,240
52Bakersfield College
Bakersfield, CA
24,90323,95124,903-$9,908-29 to 1-
53South Texas College
McAllen, TX
28,23323,76728,233-$7,920-22 to 1-
54The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX
32,44123,60826,7625,679$18,73382.00%21 to 1988
55University of California-Riverside
Riverside, CA
26,43423,49722,6933,741$43,61366.00%22 to 11,180
56The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
50,47623,46340,04810,428$40,03232.00%17 to 11,340
57University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
40,70923,23130,8759,834$36,89151.00%17 to 11,375
58University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
52,01722,49536,06115,956$33,32570.00%17 to 11,350
59Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, ID
44,48122,21844,481-$4,30097.00%20 to 11,100
60Excelsior College
Albany, NY
21,97421,97419,6242,350--19 to 1-
61University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
44,64021,67232,68811,952$38,63057.00%16 to 11,360
62The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX
24,87921,55921,1173,762$24,316100.00%21 to 11,035
63CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY
24,05220,86617,9436,109$15,33240.00%15 to 11,255
64Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
30,80520,56825,4575,348$17,32475.00%22 to 11,140
65DeVry University-Illinois
Chicago, IL
20,83220,04817,1743,658$15,20044.00%27 to 1-
66Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
28,89019,9896,33122,559$54,16011.00%6 to 11,515
67Towson University
Towson, MD
21,91719,85818,7303,187$24,33479.00%16 to 11,120
68DePaul University
Chicago, IL
21,92219,80914,1457,777$41,20270.00%17 to 1-
69San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA
20,69319,79220,693-$8,104-26 to 1-
70Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
36,36019,72528,7877,573$24,51782.00%27 to 11,145
71Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
24,62719,65423,0301,597$25,820-31 to 1-
72CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
New York, NY
19,74019,54715,7743,966$15,41241.00%20 to 11,265
73California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
19,68919,51917,2502,439$18,87878.00%27 to 1995
74Georgetown University
Washington, DC
19,37119,3717,35712,014$57,92817.00%11 to 11,465
75University of Delaware
Newark, DE
23,61319,14719,3284,285$36,09066.00%15 to 11,240
76St Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL
26,43018,90326,430-$9,286-23 to 1-
77Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
26,24118,88317,5038,738$31,49969.00%15 to 11,100
78Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
23,58918,83214,6168,973$56,23877.00%11 to 11,280
79California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
22,44018,54621,456984$25,97138.00%21 to 11,315
80Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL
18,53318,53313,2545,279$5,775-39 to 1-
81Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
61,36918,41046,98414,385$33,50268.00%19 to 11,320
82The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX
48,07218,40135,06413,008$28,52488.00%24 to 11,150
83Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
22,34417,90522,344-$9,631-23 to 1-
84CUNY Queens College
Queens, NY
19,70017,82516,7022,998$15,48853.00%17 to 11,115
85University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia, SC
35,47017,64827,2718,199$33,92868.00%18 to 11,240
86CUNY Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY
17,73517,59614,9692,766$15,39050.00%17 to 11,100
87California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA
18,68717,57216,0222,665$18,82681.00%27 to 1-
88University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
26,55217,08711,15515,397$60,0429.00%6 to 11,515
89University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
19,16116,94517,2071,954$43,77965.00%25 to 11,260
90New York University
New York, NY
52,77516,75627,44425,331$54,88021.00%8 to 11,455
91Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
43,06416,30432,98610,078$37,60080.00%16 to 11,235
92California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
16,36716,18315,0401,327$19,60379.00%27 to 11,040
93University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH
40,82616,16529,93310,893$26,73576.00%19 to 11,225
94University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA
16,25916,07812,8713,388$35,13980.00%17 to 11,130
95University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
47,90716,01731,32916,578$54,09726.00%11 to 11,430
96University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Lowell, MA
18,15015,72913,8134,337$33,62475.00%19 to 11,230
97West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
17,71915,72914,7123,007$22,24786.00%20 to 11,095
98California State University-Chico
Chico, CA
16,74615,66915,747999$19,74490.00%25 to 11,070
99CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY
15,76615,60613,6622,104$15,42037.00%19 to 11,090
100Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
33,24315,46933,243-$8,952-26 to 1-