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Top Ranked Universities in California - Highest Total Enrollment


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Top Ranked Universities in California - Highest Total Enrollment

Rank in California Total Enrollment
2015 2014 School Name 2015 2014
1 1 University of Southern California 41,368 39,958 (3.5%)
2 2 University of California-Los Angeles 40,795 39,945 (2.1%)
3 3 California State University-Fullerton 38,325 37,677 (1.7%)
4 6 California State University-Northridge 38,310 36,164 (5.9%)
5 4 East Los Angeles College 36,606 37,055 (1.2%)
6 7 University of California-Berkeley 36,198 35,893 (0.8%)
7 5 California State University-Long Beach 35,586 36,279 (1.9%)
8 8 University of California-Davis 33,307 32,354 (2.9%)
9 11 San Diego State University 31,899 30,843 (3.4%)
10 13 San Jose State University 31,278 30,448 (2.7%)
11 14 Santa Monica College 29,999 30,254 (0.8%)
12 12 San Francisco State University 29,905 30,500 (2.0%)
13 10 American River College 29,701 31,088 (4.5%)
14 17 University of California-San Diego 29,517 28,294 (4.3%)
15 19 University of California-Irvine 28,895 27,479 (5.2%)
16 16 California State University-Sacramento 28,811 28,539 (1.0%)
17 9 Santa Ana College 28,598 32,354 (11.6%)
18 18 Mt San Antonio College 28,481 28,036 (1.6%)
19 15 City College of San Francisco 26,706 30,106 (11.3%)
20 26 Pasadena City College 25,268 22,859 (10.5%)

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