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Higher education information website eCollegeFinder has put together this great map showing the university in each state with the largest student population.
Unsurprisingly, the map is dominated by public universities. Only two private schools — New York University and Brigham Young University — were large enough to represent their states.
eCollegeFinder's Mike Simmons put the map together using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, he told Business Insider.
"To gather the information, I first started with brainstorming what I thought were the major universities in each state ... When I had a good list together, I decided that I needed to select one source to use for actual population data to be consistent across the board," Simmons said.
According to Simmons' data, the largest university in the country is Arizona State University, with more than 70,000 students. Each of the schools has over 10,000 students — all together, they have 1,563,376 students, about 6% of the country's current 18-23 year old population.
Via eCollegeFinder, these are the biggest universities in each state: