Average Community College Student Size

The national average community college student size is approximately 4,202 students (2024).
For public community colleges, the average student size is approximately 5,634 students.
For private community colleges, the average student size is approximately 969 students.
College Size Range: 1102 10087 Avg. College Size: 3745

Average Community College Student Size (2024)

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Average College Size
Largest Colleges
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the national average community college student size?
The national average community college student size is 4,202 for 2024.
What are schools with the highest average community college student size in the United States?
The schools with the highest average community college student size in the United States include Dallas College, Lone Star College System and Ivy Tech Community College.
What is the state with the highest average community college student size?
The state with the highest average community college student size is Idaho.

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Did You Know?

The state with the smallest average community college student size is West Virginia, with an average student size of 1,102 students. The state with the highest average community college student size is Idaho, with an average student size of 10,087 students.