United States Private Colleges Ranked by Largest Enrollment

List of Private Colleges by Enrollment

List of Private Colleges by Enrollment

Below is a ranking of the 1321 private colleges in the United States with the largest enrollment of full and part time students. Southern New Hampshire University tops the list with a population of 104,068 students.

Data is reported for the 2018/19 academic year by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics.

List of United States Private Colleges Ranked by Largest Enrollment
College Enrollment
S

Manchester, NH

104,068
L

Lynchburg, VA

79,152
N

New York, NY

51,847
S

Los Angeles, CA

47,310
B

Rexburg, ID

42,341
B

Boston, MA

34,657
B

Provo, UT

34,499
H

Cambridge, MA

31,566
C

New York, NY

31,077
G

Washington, DC

28,172
J

Baltimore, MD

26,152
P

Philadelphia, PA

25,860
D

Philadelphia, PA

24,634
C

Ithaca, NY

23,600
S

Syracuse, NY

22,803
D

Chicago, IL

22,437
N

Evanston, IL

22,127
S

Queens, NY

21,635
N

Boston, MA

21,627
N

Fort Lauderdale, FL

20,435