Largest Online Graduate Schools

For academic year 2019-2020, Walden University is the largest online graduate school with 42,336 students who enrolled online exclusively. Grand Canyon University and Western Governors University also have the large number of online graduate students followed by Walden University. Next table shows the top 25 graduate schools with most online graduate students.
Largest Online Graduate Schools (2019-2020)
School NameGraduate Student PopulationTuition & FeesNumber of Programs
TotalStudents Enrolled Online exclusivelyStudents Enrolled in Some Online ClassesStudents Not Enrolled in Online ClassesIn-StateOut-of-StateTotalOnline Programs
1Walden UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMinneapolis, MN 42,33642,33600 $12,539 107107
2Grand Canyon UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsPhoenix, AZ 36,11433,967252,122 $11,074 6464
3Western Governors UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSalt Lake City, UT 32,51632,51600 $7,790 3535
4Liberty UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsLynchburg, VA 33,21731,3964621,359 $8,400 9085
5Capella UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsMinneapolis, MN 27,35627,35600 $15,233 180180
6University of Phoenix-ArizonaPrivate, 4 yearsTempe, AZ 21,71621,175161380 $16,752 5745
7Southern New Hampshire UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsManchester, NH 21,37519,983911,301 $18,810 6145
8Chamberlain University-IllinoisPrivate, 4 yearsAddison, IL 12,53912,53900 $13,940 99
9University of Maryland Global CampusPublic, 4 yearsAdelphi, MD 13,35011,8822541,214 $8,910$12,132 4444
10Northcentral UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSan Diego, CA 10,46510,46500 $17,526 4949
11Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusPublic, 4 yearsAtlanta, GA 16,6749,3221857,167 $16,088$31,164 862
12Arizona State University-SkysongPublic, 4 yearsScottsdale, AZ 8,7608,6473182 $6,342$6,592 5252
13American Public University SystemPrivate, 4 yearsCharles Town, WV 8,3428,34200 $7,005 5656
14Johns Hopkins UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsBaltimore, MD 20,0888,2972,4669,325 $57,556 28170
15Purdue University Global-DavenportPublic, 4 yearsDavenport, IA 7,3267,32600 $10,927$11,414 5151
16The University of Texas at ArlingtonPublic, 4 yearsArlington, TX 13,4277,1707855,472 $10,248$22,980 10115
17University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate, 4 yearsLos Angeles, CA 27,4036,6911,29919,413 $47,107 47275
18Nova Southeastern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsFort Lauderdale, FL 15,5316,1311,4037,997 $21,206 19998
19Pennsylvania State University-World CampusPublic, 4 yearsUniversity Park, PA 6,1126,11200 $20,974$22,186 6868
20Ashford UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsSan Diego, CA 6,0096,00450 $12,810 1919
21Columbia Southern UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsOrange Beach, AL 5,8595,85900 $3,915 1616
22American College of EducationPrivate, 4 yearsIndianapolis, IN 5,4605,46000 $6,125 2626
23University of the CumberlandsPrivate, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, KY 10,2105,4014,8090 $5,970 3332
24Lamar UniversityPublic, 4 yearsBeaumont, TX 5,8795,069342468 $8,264$15,860 3915
25George Washington UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsWashington, DC 15,6264,6571,0069,963 $31,824 33784
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