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10 Largest Private Colleges With Most Students

Western Governors University is the largest school with 121,437 students and Southern New Hampshire University has the second highest population with 104,068 students. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $22,309 and graduate tuition & fees is $18,338 for academic year 2019-2020. The average acceptance rate is 56.50% and the average SAT score is 1,283. You may want clickg/touch the column in order to sort by the column name. Next table compares the tuition and other academic characteristics between 12 Largest Private Colleges with Most Students.

#1. Western Governors University 121,437 Students

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#1. Western Governors University 121,437 Students

Salt Lake City, UT | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Student Population
121,437
Graduation Rate
29%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
41 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$6,670
Graduate
$7,790
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$48,100

#2. Southern New Hampshire University 104,068 Students

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#2. Southern New Hampshire University 104,068 Students

Manchester, NH | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
88%
Student Population
104,068
Graduation Rate
54%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
24 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$31,136
Graduate
$18,810
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$50,200

#3. University of Phoenix-Arizona 95,777 Students

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#3. University of Phoenix-Arizona 95,777 Students

Tempe, AZ | Private (for-profit), 4 or more years
Student Population
95,777
Graduation Rate
17%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
55 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$9,552
Graduate
$16,752
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$54,900

#4. Grand Canyon University 90,253 Students

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#4. Grand Canyon University 90,253 Students

Phoenix, AZ | Private (for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
77%
Student Population
90,253
Graduation Rate
37%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
20 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$17,800
Graduate
$11,074
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$58,500

#5. Liberty University 79,152 Students

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#5. Liberty University 79,152 Students

Lynchburg, VA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
51%
Student Population
79,152
Graduation Rate
50%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$22,747
Graduate
$8,400
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$41,400

#6. New York University 51,847 Students

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#6. New York University 51,847 Students

New York, NY | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
16%
Student Population
51,847
Graduation Rate
85%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,308
Graduate
$35,562
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$78,600

#7. Walden University 50,360 Students

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#7. Walden University 50,360 Students

Minneapolis, MN | Private (for-profit), 4 or more years
Student Population
50,360
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$12,150
Graduate
$12,539
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$62,500

#8. University of Southern California 47,310 Students

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#8. University of Southern California 47,310 Students

Los Angeles, CA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
11%
Student Population
47,310
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,195
Graduate
$47,107
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$88,800

#9. American Public University System 46,088 Students

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#9. American Public University System 46,088 Students

Charles Town, WV | Private (for-profit), 4 or more years
Student Population
46,088
Graduation Rate
42%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$7,324
Graduate
$7,005
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$67,000

#10. Brigham Young University-Idaho 42,341 Students

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#10. Brigham Young University-Idaho 42,341 Students

Rexburg, ID | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
96%
Student Population
42,341
Graduation Rate
57%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
22 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$4,208
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$49,400

Comparison between Largest Private Colleges with Most Students

Western Governors University is the largest school with 121,437 students and Southern New Hampshire University has the second highest population with 104,068 students. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $22,309 and graduate tuition & fees is $18,338 for academic year 2019-2020. The average acceptance rate is 56.50% and the average SAT score is 1,283. You may want clickg/touch the column in order to sort by the column name. Next table compares the tuition and other academic characteristics between 12 Largest Private Colleges with Most Students.
Table. Largest Private Colleges with Most Students Comparison
School NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & Fees Acceptance RateStudent PopulationSAT ScoresGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT
Private, 4 years
$6,670$7,790-121,437-29% 41 to 1
2Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH
Private, 4 years
$31,136$18,81088%104,068-54% 24 to 1
3University of Phoenix-Arizona Tempe, AZ
Private, 4 years
$9,552$16,752-95,777-17% 55 to 1
4Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ
Private, 4 years
$17,800$11,07477%90,253-37% 20 to 1
5Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
$22,747$8,40051%79,1521,15050% 18 to 1
6New York University New York, NY
Private, 4 years
$53,308$35,56216%51,8471,44085% 9 to 1
7Walden University Minneapolis, MN
Private, 4 years
$12,150$12,539-50,360-- 18 to 1
8University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Private, 4 years
$58,195$47,10711%47,3101,44592% 9 to 1
9American Public University System Charles Town, WV
Private, 4 years
$7,324$7,005-46,088-42% 21 to 1
10Brigham Young University-Idaho Rexburg, ID
Private, 4 years
$4,208-96%42,3411,09557% 22 to 1
Average-$22,309-$18,338 56.50%72,8631,28351.44% 23.7 to 1

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