This Map of Largest Universities by Enrollment May Surprise You

eCollegeFinder just shot over a fairly fascinating map showing each state’s largest university by enrollment. I like to think of it as a handy way to judge who’d win if college rivals actually cut the bullshit and went to war: Alabama has the upper hand over Auburn; the cadets of Texas A&M have the manpower against UT; and the stormin’ Mormons of BYU are beating the godless heathens of the University of Utah on paper. And UCF is just DOMINATING Florida.

Some more stats:

  • Total Population for all 50 Universities – 1,563,376 Students
  • Largest – Arizona State University – 73,378 Students
  • Smallest – University of Maine – 10,901 Students
  • Average Size – 31,267 Students
  • 6% of the Nation’s population aged 18-23 attends one of these 50 universities (there are 4,495 colleges in America)
  • These 50 Universities would be the 5th largest city in America
  • The total population of all 50 schools is higher than 11 States (Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming)
  • The total population of all 50 schools is higher than 89 countries

[H/T: Mike]