Which U.S. schools receive the most state student aid?


Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, Indiana University-Bloomington and Ball State University reported receiving the most state financial aid in the state during the 2018-19 academic year among U.S. schools, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top U.S. recipients of state student aid

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
Georgia
University of Georgia
38,652
5,003
$44,538,379
$8,902
2
Louisiana
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
30,983
3,849
$28,547,665
$7,417
3
Florida
Florida State University
41,005
5,145
$25,464,906
$4,949
4
Georgia
Georgia State University
34,316
3,081
$20,965,197
$6,805
5
Texas
Texas State University
38,644
3,210
$19,719,466
$6,143
6
Georgia
Kennesaw State University
35,420
3,852
$16,974,339
$4,407
7
Tennessee
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
28,894
3,754
$16,901,929
$4,502
8
Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
32,723
1,729
$16,885,033
$9,766
9
Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
51,832
2,238
$16,219,038
$7,247
10
South Carolina
University of South Carolina-Columbia
34,795
2,778
$15,318,030
$5,514
11
Florida
University of South Florida-Main Campus
43,846
2,935
$14,133,098
$4,815
12
Texas
Texas A & M University-College Station
68,679
2,462
$13,349,274
$5,422
13
Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
28,644
2,852
$13,091,093
$4,590
14
South Carolina
Clemson University
24,951
2,159
$13,038,847
$6,039
15
Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
17,123
2,448
$12,885,575
$5,264
16
Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
29,579
1,697
$12,406,992
$7,311
17
Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
31,683
2,537
$11,782,422
$4,644
18
Indiana
Indiana University-Bloomington
43,503
1,449
$11,694,328
$8,071
19
Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University
21,631
2,314
$10,986,119
$4,748
20
New York
CUNY New York City College of Technology
17,269
2,370
$10,583,028
$4,465
21
Washington
Washington State University
31,478
1,063
$9,998,619
$9,406
22
New York
CUNY Hunter College
23,202
1,869
$9,916,787
$5,306
23
Texas
The University of Texas at Arlington
47,899
1,329
$9,866,992
$7,424
24
Indiana
Ball State University
21,884
1,306
$9,825,445
$7,523
25
Tennessee
University of Memphis
21,458
1,982
$9,546,909
$4,817
26
Georgia
University of North Georgia
19,722
2,435
$9,415,773
$3,867
27
Texas
University of North Texas
38,241
1,730
$9,411,086
$5,440
28
Texas
The University of Texas at El Paso
25,151
1,846
$9,266,870
$5,020
29
Texas
Sam Houston State University
21,213
1,647
$9,060,233
$5,501
30
West Virginia
West Virginia University
26,864
1,894
$8,986,318
$4,745
31
California
California State University-Northridge
40,212
3,950
$8,931,886
$2,261
32
Tennessee
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
11,638
1,851
$8,602,086
$4,647
33
Georgia
Georgia College & State University
6,989
1,304
$8,522,515
$6,536
34
Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University
11,909
1,516
$8,365,946
$5,518
35
New York
University at Buffalo
31,503
2,071
$8,316,693
$4,016
36
California
California State University-Fullerton
40,280
3,009
$8,273,571
$2,750
37
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
50,734
1,517
$8,238,491
$5,431
38
Indiana
Purdue University-Main Campus
44,474
1,123
$8,166,941
$7,272
39
Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana University
14,298
1,618
$8,120,006
$5,019
40
Texas
The University of Texas at Dallas
28,755
972
$8,107,569
$8,341
41
New York
Suffolk County Community College
26,078
2,536
$7,782,001
$3,069
42
Indiana
Indiana State University
13,044
1,236
$7,710,978
$6,239
43
South Carolina
Tri-County Technical College
6,082
1,600
$7,693,822
$4,809
44
New York
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
15,394
1,399
$7,434,438
$5,314
45
Kentucky
University of Kentucky
29,182
2,913
$7,367,374
$2,529
46
California
California State University-Long Beach
37,466
2,832
$7,335,111
$2,590
47
New Jersey
Montclair State University
21,115
1,299
$7,271,697
$5,598
48
Tennessee
East Tennessee State University
14,317
1,522
$7,230,732
$4,751
49
Texas
The University of Texas at San Antonio
32,264
1,604
$7,049,540
$4,395
50
South Carolina
Coastal Carolina University
10,641
1,173
$6,997,286
$5,965
51
Tennessee
Tennessee Technological University
10,186
1,575
$6,939,429
$4,406
52
Tennessee
Pellissippi State Community College
10,894
1,994
$6,804,483
$3,412
53
Tennessee
Austin Peay State University
10,954
1,493
$6,584,787
$4,410
54
New York
Nassau Community College
17,406
2,130
$6,530,347
$3,066
55
California
California State University-Los Angeles
28,036
2,929
$6,441,097
$2,199
56
California
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
26,598
2,396
$6,278,454
$2,620
57
New York
CUNY Queens College
19,746
1,150
$6,233,893
$5,421
58
Kentucky
Western Kentucky University
19,456
2,278
$6,176,398
$2,711
59
New Jersey
Rutgers University-Newark
13,451
755
$6,136,627
$8,128
60
New York
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
18,029
1,090
$6,133,166
$5,627
61
Georgia
University of West Georgia
13,733
1,341
$6,090,188
$4,542
62
Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College
72,006
2,049
$5,988,180
$2,922
63
New York
Binghamton University
17,768
1,238
$5,971,501
$4,824
64
Texas
Prairie View A & M University
9,516
937
$5,949,934
$6,350
65
Tennessee
Volunteer State Community College
9,154
1,797
$5,729,131
$3,188
66
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
24,319
2,210
$5,515,464
$2,496
67
Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University
15,815
2,192
$5,495,063
$2,507
68
California
California State University-Fresno
25,137
2,182
$5,429,845
$2,488
69
South Carolina
College of Charleston
10,783
1,015
$5,336,010
$5,257
70
West Virginia
Marshall University
13,204
1,142
$5,319,526
$4,658
71
Illinois
Illinois State University
20,635
1,149
$5,277,663
$4,593
72
Texas
Texas Tech University
38,209
866
$5,259,266
$6,073
73
New York
CUNY Queensborough Community College
15,411
1,833
$5,229,047
$2,853
74
Kentucky
University of Louisville
21,430
2,033
$5,205,578
$2,561
75
Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Monroe
9,291
988
$5,083,427
$5,145
76
Tennessee
Motlow State Community College
6,886
1,504
$5,050,906
$3,358
77
Arkansas
University of Arkansas
27,778
2,089
$4,892,785
$2,342
78
New York
CUNY Lehman College
14,787
792
$4,882,569
$6,165
79
South Carolina
Winthrop University
5,813
930
$4,836,218
$5,200
80
Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
28,564
985
$4,804,138
$4,877
81
Texas
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
11,929
1,003
$4,794,426
$4,780
82
Florida
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
19,510
1,698
$4,671,023
$2,751
83
New Jersey
Saint Peter's University
3,452
427
$4,656,810
$10,906
84
California
Pasadena City College
26,862
1,978
$4,615,752
$2,334
85
South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
10,864
1,312
$4,596,687
$3,504
86
New York
CUNY York College
8,693
881
$4,523,486
$5,134
87
Tennessee
Walters State Community College
6,144
1,412
$4,522,771
$3,203
88
Louisiana
McNeese State University
7,647
956
$4,490,980
$4,698
89
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
16,463
847
$4,462,346
$5,268
90
Louisiana
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
11,081
979
$4,396,187
$4,490
91
Texas
Texas Southern University
9,732
993
$4,391,243
$4,422
92
California
California State University-San Bernardino
20,238
1,804
$4,364,476
$2,419
93
Tennessee
Columbia State Community College
6,221
1,280
$4,357,919
$3,405
94
New York
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
19,300
1,472
$4,297,299
$2,919
95
New Jersey
Rowan University
19,465
686
$4,276,739
$6,234
96
California
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
22,013
1,505
$4,249,453
$2,824
97
California
California State University-Chico
17,578
1,676
$4,238,235
$2,529
98
California
Fresno City College
24,366
1,805
$4,231,906
$2,345
99
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Duluth
11,024
854
$4,223,602
$4,946
100
Tennessee
Northeast State Community College
6,139
1,330
$4,193,170
$3,153
101
South Carolina
Midlands Technical College
9,892
1,139
$4,138,455
$3,633
102
Texas
Stephen F Austin State University
13,144
816
$4,133,936
$5,066
103
North Carolina
East Carolina University
28,718
1,498
$4,130,721
$2,757
104
Georgia
Mercer University
8,740
717
$4,104,608
$5,725
105
Illinois
Northern Illinois University
17,169
936
$4,078,232
$4,357
106
Michigan
Ferris State University
13,250
502
$4,070,729
$8,109
107
New York
CUNY Medgar Evers College
6,638
898
$3,999,658
$4,454
108
California
Mt San Antonio College
29,346
1,778
$3,991,372
$2,245
109
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
12,450
877
$3,988,674
$4,548
110
Indiana
University of Indianapolis
5,935
529
$3,986,441
$7,536
111
Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
34,683
1,065
$3,935,741
$3,696
112
Colorado
Fort Lewis College
3,319
358
$3,932,846
$10,986
113
California
California Baptist University
10,486
569
$3,920,694
$6,890
114
Louisiana
Nicholls State University
6,453
807
$3,905,568
$4,840
115
Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
10,139
659
$3,872,934
$5,877
116
Texas
Tarleton State University
13,109
805
$3,870,950
$4,809
117
California
El Camino Community College District
24,820
1,537
$3,864,961
$2,515
118
New York
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
15,051
1,204
$3,836,894
$3,187
119
New Jersey
New Jersey City University
7,991
643
$3,822,796
$5,945
120
North Carolina
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
35,479
944
$3,816,519
$4,043
121
New Jersey
Kean University
14,056
713
$3,771,958
$5,290
122
New York
Erie Community College
10,529
1,274
$3,704,564
$2,908
123
Florida
Bethune-Cookman University
3,773
838
$3,701,304
$4,417
124
California
California State University-San Marcos
15,972
1,535
$3,687,583
$2,402
125
Washington
Eastern Washington University
12,633
632
$3,687,305
$5,834
126
South Carolina
Anderson University
3,429
519
$3,672,976
$7,077
127
Tennessee
Chattanooga State Community College
8,241
1,214
$3,672,786
$3,025
128
Tennessee
Southwest Tennessee Community College
9,347
1,425
$3,543,614
$2,487
129
New Jersey
Berkeley College-Woodland Park
3,468
364
$3,524,329
$9,682
130
New Jersey
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
7,871
327
$3,508,960
$10,731
131
Washington
Western Washington University
16,121
543
$3,504,187
$6,453
132
Louisiana
University of New Orleans
8,151
711
$3,480,370
$4,895
133
Tennessee
Roane State Community College
5,688
1,039
$3,451,465
$3,322
134
California
Long Beach City College
23,845
1,976
$3,438,741
$1,740
135
South Carolina
Trident Technical College
12,148
1,006
$3,414,980
$3,395
136
Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island
14,539
985
$3,395,525
$3,447
137
South Carolina
University of South Carolina-Upstate
6,175
740
$3,386,136
$4,576
138
California
Bakersfield College
24,589
1,647
$3,381,036
$2,053
139
Florida
Nova Southeastern University
20,435
497
$3,374,541
$6,790
140
Arizona
University of Arizona
44,097
531
$3,366,679
$6,340
141
Georgia
Augusta University
8,458
618
$3,365,672
$5,446
142
California
College of the Sequoias
12,557
1,399
$3,358,427
$2,401
143
Missouri
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
16,351
1,465
$3,328,329
$2,272
144
Missouri
Ozarks Technical Community College
12,221
1,533
$3,303,382
$2,155
145
California
Cerritos College
21,745
1,370
$3,291,656
$2,403
146
Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University
14,764
1,384
$3,270,140
$2,363
147
Indiana
University of Southern Indiana
10,986
592
$3,262,384
$5,511
148
Texas
Texas Woman's University
15,518
560
$3,257,309
$5,817
149
New Jersey
Monmouth University
6,167
320
$3,256,963
$10,178
150
Texas
Angelo State University
10,387
977
$3,225,421
$3,301
151
Illinois
Western Illinois University
8,502
728
$3,217,115
$4,419
152
South Carolina
Charleston Southern University
3,414
473
$3,212,203
$6,791
153
New Jersey
Seton Hall University
10,162
328
$3,209,849
$9,786
154
New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology
11,423
352
$3,204,067
$9,102
155
Indiana
Vincennes University
17,481
771
$3,177,545
$4,121
156
Maryland
Towson University
22,923
678
$3,160,789
$4,662
157
New York
SUNY College at Brockport
8,287
788
$3,131,641
$3,974
158
New Jersey
Rider University
4,824
329
$3,090,326
$9,393
159
Oklahoma
University of Central Oklahoma
15,393
630
$3,079,218
$4,888
160
North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
29,710
1,080
$3,071,816
$2,844
161
Utah
University of Utah
33,023
903
$3,011,549
$3,335
162
Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia
29,843
1,201
$3,008,435
$2,505
163
Texas
Texas A & M University-Kingsville
8,541
554
$2,998,236
$5,412
164
Kentucky
Morehead State University
10,195
1,121
$2,982,056
$2,660
165
California
Imperial Valley College
8,340
1,047
$2,956,772
$2,824
166
New York
New York University
51,847
563
$2,915,261
$5,178
167
South Carolina
Francis Marion University
3,940
615
$2,900,863
$4,717
168
South Carolina
Lander University
3,044
638
$2,876,604
$4,509
169
California
California State University-Dominguez Hills
16,732
1,306
$2,865,695
$2,194
170
Mississippi
Mississippi State University
21,974
1,228
$2,862,380
$2,331
171
California
East Los Angeles College
35,403
1,418
$2,851,279
$2,011
172
Texas
Texas A & M International University
7,884
760
$2,847,730
$3,747
173
New York
Farmingdale State College
9,970
723
$2,840,288
$3,928
174
New York
State University of New York at New Paltz
7,608
627
$2,839,120
$4,528
175
New Jersey
Rutgers University-Camden
7,171
367
$2,834,448
$7,723
176
South Carolina
Spartanburg Methodist College
869
440
$2,823,059
$6,416
177
New York
SUNY at Fredonia
4,655
743
$2,789,467
$3,754
178
Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage
14,644
692
$2,783,986
$4,023
179
Texas
West Texas A & M University
10,029
624
$2,732,137
$4,378
180
New York
SUNY College at Geneseo
5,612
651
$2,716,098
$4,172
181
California
College of the Desert
11,412
1,180
$2,701,681
$2,290
182
Texas
Texas A & M University-Commerce
12,411
523
$2,694,412
$5,152
183
Colorado
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
33,478
982
$2,680,727
$2,730
184
California
California State University-Stanislaus
10,577
1,095
$2,676,286
$2,444
185
Tennessee
Jackson State Community College
4,862
846
$2,654,892
$3,138
186
Mississippi
University of Mississippi
22,456
1,040
$2,649,196
$2,547
187
California
Palomar College
23,917
1,296
$2,645,623
$2,041
188
Michigan
Northern Michigan University
7,595
315
$2,645,547
$8,399
189
North Carolina
Wingate University
3,689
536
$2,615,838
$4,880
190
Florida
Broward College
40,784
1,843
$2,605,100
$1,414
191
South Carolina
Claflin University
2,172
433
$2,602,075
$6,009
192
California
Orange Coast College
21,122
1,238
$2,598,199
$2,099
193
Georgia
Columbus State University
8,076
547
$2,579,283
$4,715
194
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
13,895
826
$2,566,685
$3,107
195
North Carolina
Western Carolina University
11,639
846
$2,561,730
$3,028
196
New York
Mercy College
9,031
603
$2,506,958
$4,157
197
South Carolina
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
6,788
657
$2,504,986
$3,813
198
Indiana
Indiana University-South Bend
5,214
438
$2,498,318
$5,704
199
New York
Monroe College
6,386
620
$2,498,028
$4,029
200
District of Columbia
Gallaudet University
1,557
164
$2,475,790
$15,096

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