Almanac of Higher Education 2011

Fastest-Growing Campuses, 2004-9

August 21, 2011

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Based on total head count: full- and part-time students and undergraduate and graduate students

  Enrollment, fall 2004 Enrollment, fall 2009 % increase
Public research-intensive
City U. of New York Graduate Center 4,234 6,316 49%
U. of Colorado at Denver 16,610 23,715 43%
U. of North Carolina at Greensboro 15,329 21,306 39%
Arizona State U. at Tempe 49,171 68,064 38%
U. of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 20,929 28,699 37%
State U. of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 2,046 2,642 29%
Missouri U. of Science and Technology 5,404 6,814 26%
U. of Central Florida 42,465 53,401 26%
Colorado School of Mines 4,101 5,124 25%
Northern Arizona U. 19,137 23,597 23%
U. of Vermont 10,940 13,391 22%
Georgia Institute of Technology 16,841 20,291 20%
U. of Akron 21,598 25,959 20%
U. of Toledo 19,480 23,064 18%
North Dakota State U. 12,026 14,189 18%
U. of Washington main campus 39,199 45,943 17%
Mississippi State U. 15,934 18,601 17%
Old Dominion U. 20,595 24,013 17%
U. of Missouri at Columbia 27,003 31,237 16%
U. of California at San Diego 24,663 28,418 15%
Private nonprofit research-intensive
Florida Institute of Technology 4,683 8,227 76%
Polytechnic Institute of New York U. 2,819 4,514 60%
Drexel U. 17,656 22,493 27%
Georgetown U. 13,233 16,520 25%
Stevens Institute of Technology 4,638 5,757 24%
Illinois Institute of Technology 6,378 7,707 21%
Northeastern U. 22,932 27,537 20%
U. of Denver 9,808 11,644 19%
Rice U. 4,855 5,576 15%
Carnegie Mellon U. 9,803 11,197 14%
Loyola U. Chicago 13,909 15,879 14%
U. of Rochester 8,329 9,506 14%
Princeton U. 6,708 7,592 13%
Catholic U. of America 5,987 6,768 13%
Duke U. 12,770 14,350 12%
Harvard U. 24,648 27,651 12%
Saint Louis U. 14,549 16,317 12%
Columbia U. 21,648 24,230 12%
Northwestern U. 17,747 19,853 12%
Claremont Graduate U. 2,038 2,261 11%
Public master's
U. of West Alabama 2,670 5,157 93%
Florida Gulf Coast U. 5,955 11,092 86%
U. of Washington at Bothell 1,608 2,925 82%
U. of Houston at Victoria 2,418 3,655 51%
Texas A&M International U. 4,269 6,419 50%
U. of Texas at Brownsville 11,560 17,151 48%
State U. of New York Empire State College 9,750 14,325 47%
U. of Washington at Tacoma 2,100 3,070 46%
Troy U. 20,855 29,328 41%
Fort Valley State U. 2,558 3,553 39%
Savannah State U. 2,800 3,820 36%
Southern Polytechnic State U. 3,801 5,183 36%
Arkansas Tech U. 6,483 8,814 36%
California U. of Pennsylvania 6,640 9,017 36%
Fitchburg State College 5,201 7,043 35%
City U. of New York City College 12,099 16,212 34%
U. of Tennessee at Martin 6,098 8,163 34%
Fort Hays State U. 8,500 11,308 33%
California State U. at San Marcos 7,365 9,767 33%
U. of North Carolina at Pembroke 5,027 6,661 33%
Private nonprofit master's *
Liberty U. 10,475 46,312 342%
Concordia U. Chicago 2,056 5,049 146%
Bethel U. (Tenn.) 1,304 2,975 128%
Tiffin U. 1,562 3,429 120%
American International College 1,621 3,414 111%
Life U. 1,233 2,301 87%
Benedictine U. (Ill.) 3,232 5,836 81%
Chatham U. 1,249 2,219 78%
Bellevue U. (Neb.) 5,524 9,448 71%
Cabrini College 2,176 3,547 63%
Lincoln Memorial U. 2,579 3,948 53%
Marylhurst U. 1,245 1,902 53%
Colorado Christian U. 1,680 2,511 49%
Hodges U. 1,544 2,292 48%
Dominican College of Blauvelt 1,414 2,099 48%
Anna Maria College 1,091 1,589 46%
Mountain State U. 4,107 5,951 45%
U. of the Incarnate Word 4,698 6,756 44%
Wilkes U. 4,364 6,239 43%
Union College (Ky.) 1,011 1,435 42%
* Analysis excludes colleges in this category with fewer than 1,000 students in fall 2004.
Note: Percentages are rounded, but institutions are ranked based on unrounded figures. Growth at some colleges reflects online-only students, who are not reported separately from students attending on campus. Categories shown are based on those issued by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 2005. "Research-intensive" includes the categories "very high research activity" and "high research activity" used in that taxonomy.
Source: Chronicle analysis of U.S. Education Department data