The Largest University in Each State

The website eCollegeFinder provides this map, along with a detailed listing, of the largest universities (not university systems) in each state [https://www.ecollegefinder.org/largest-universities-map.aspx?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Triggermail&nr_email_referer=1]:

Largest Colleges in Each State

I think that there are some surprises on the list.

For instance, the University of Central Florida, and not the University of Florida or Florida State University, is the largest institution in Florida. In fact, with over 59,000 students, UCF is one of the largest institutions in the country.

Boise State University, and not the University of Idaho or Idaho State University, is the largest institution in Idaho.

Michigan State University, and not the University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University, and not the University of North Carolina, are the largest institutions in those states.

Portland State University, and not the University of Oregon or Oregon State University, is the largest institution in Oregon. (I attended a CBC regional meeting at Portland State last year, and I was surprised to learn this then.)

Texas A&M University, and not the University of Texas, is the largest institution in Texas.

And George Mason University, and not the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech University, is the largest institution in Virginia.

The site also provides these general facts:

Total Population for all 50 universities is1,563,376 Students.

The largest of these universities is Arizona State University, with 73,378 students.

The smallest of these universities is the University of Maine, with 10,901 students.

The average enrollment at these 50 universities is 31,267 students.

6% of the nation’s population aged 18-23 attends one of these 50 universities. (There are 4,495 universities and colleges in America.)

These 50 universities would be the 5th largest city in America.

The total population of all 50 universities is higher than that of 11 States (Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming).

The total population of all 50 universities is higher than that of 89 countries.

6 thoughts on “The Largest University in Each State

  1. Suggestion: the site software can have a spell-checker turned on, can it not?

    Please investigate that because typos, especially as here, in a title. can be distracting from your important message.

    Thank you!

  2. It has a spell-checker, but not an auto-correct feature.

    Although I obviously can be more observant of the errors highlighted by the spell-checker, the error that prompted this exchange was not highlighted because like “state,” “sate” is a word.

    I have always thought that auto-correction is a solution more annoying than the problem it purports to address: you can type the word you want and do so correctly, but the word is not in the database, auto-correction changes it into the closest word that is in the database. So you end up checking for errors that you did not make.

    But, in any case, I have no authority to change the basic settings for the blog.

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