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40+ Popular Universities that are Using WordPress

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Often people think that WordPress is just a blogging platform that you use to start a personal blog. That might have been true in 2003, but now WordPress powers nearly 28% of all websites on the internet. This includes many of the top brands as well as some of the most well-respected universities. In this article, we will showcase 40+ popular universities that are using WordPress.

Top Universities using WordPress

Why and How Universities are Using WordPress?

WordPress is open source and highly customizable that makes it a great choice for universities and college websites. It is easy to setup and maintain, which allows university IT departments to quickly create and launch new websites.

Many universities use WordPress multisite network to allow faculty and students to create their own websites on university servers. WordPress is also commonly used for college news and magazine websites.

Last but not least, WordPress is also being used as a LMS solution in higher ED.

Having said that, let’s take a look at how some of the most popular universities are using WordPress.

1. Harvard Blogs

2. Boston University – Study Abroad

Boston University - Study Abroad

3. University of Berlin

Berlin University

4. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

5. Oregon State University Blogs

Oregon State University Blogs

6. The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

7. Cornell University

Cornell University

8. Georgia State University

Georgia State University

9. Boise State University

Boise State University

10. Des Moines University

Des Moines University

11. The University of Maine

The University of Maine

12. University of Calgary

University of Calgary

13. Bates College

Bates College

14. Queen’s College

Queen's College

15. Wheaton College

Wheaton College

16. UCF College of Medicine

UCF College of Medicine

17. MIT


18. University of California – Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley

19. University of Virginia

University of Virginia

20. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

21. Lafayette College

Lafayette College

22. FIU College of Engineering and Computing

FIU College of Engineering and Computing<

23. The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia

24. Adams State University

Adams State University

25. The University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington

26. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

27. Drew University

Drew University

28. Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press

29. University of Missouri

University of Missouri

30. University of Chicago

University of Chicago

31. University of Brighton

University of Brighton

32. Boston University – Admissions

Boston University - Admissions

33. Carleton University


34. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

University of Tennessee

35. Northeastern University

Northeastern University

36. University of Southern California

University of Southern California

37. Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

38. Georgetown University

Georgetown University

39. Penn State University

Penn State University

40. Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

41. University of Alabama


42. University of Iowa

University of Iowa

43. Wayne State University

Wayne State University

44. Clark University

Clark University

45. University of Oxford IT Services

University of Oxford IT Services

While we have to end our list here, there are many more universities all over the world that are using WordPress. Ready to start your own WordPress website? Check out our step by step guide on how to make a website for detailed instructions.

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  2. Jiří Vaněk says

    It is very interesting after the article and the biggest companies that use WordPress to see also the biggest universities that also use WordPress. This just goes to show how versatile this system is. An interesting look at who all uses this content management system. Certainly, the ability to expand WordPress into a membership site plays a significant role here, involving students more in the university’s daily activities. In this regard, WordPress is truly excellent.

  3. Andrea Hurtado says


    Can we build an online school?
    The students are going to be the ones login in and following the material thought out the different levels. Taking different kinds of exams, studying the material such as: videos, written articles and audios.

    Is this possible?

  4. Claudz says

    Hello! I just wonder… can we create an online school webpage where you can integrate all the lesson materials, where tutors can log into their account and use the full function of the webpage in their tutorials, like lesson materials, checking their students’ profiles, updating their tutoring schedule, etc. Thanks! ^_^


    WordPress is infinitely more valuable for our Humanity than all the commercial, financial, services, industrial, energy and automotive companies alltogether.

  6. Raichand Ray says

    List of educational institution using wordpress provided above is great.
    Please provide a good tutorial “How to create great educational websites with wordpress”.THat would be very much useful.

    Raichand Ray

  7. Vitaliy Kolos says

    Great stuff. Does it also mean that those universities site’s are easy to hack for the people in the know? :) Just kidding.

    I guess it’s pretty logical that those universities use WordPress because it’s super easy to setup. Is it me or more tech oriented universities tend to use Drupal for their sites?

    • Chris Raymond says

      And what would those universities be? I see MIT, Texas Tech, and FIU in a quick perusal. I’d love to see your list!

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