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


University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College and Southern University and A & M College reported receiving the most federal 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 federal student aid

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
California
California State University-Northridge
40,212
3,276
$17,221,468
$5,257
2
Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
28,644
3,056
$17,052,119
$5,580
3
Arizona
University of Phoenix-Arizona
95,777
2,984
$17,042,435
$5,711
4
Florida
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
19,510
2,725
$15,433,497
$5,664
5
Texas
El Paso Community College
28,819
2,015
$13,956,008
$6,926
6
California
California State University-Los Angeles
28,036
2,625
$13,782,187
$5,250
7
Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College
72,006
2,719
$13,158,184
$4,839
8
Texas
South Texas College
31,949
2,550
$12,834,808
$5,033
9
Arizona
Arizona State University-Tempe
51,585
2,351
$12,354,346
$5,255
10
Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
31,683
2,431
$11,746,541
$4,832
11
California
California State University-Fresno
25,137
2,186
$11,461,532
$5,243
12
Texas
Texas State University
38,644
2,356
$11,436,848
$4,854
13
Texas
Texas A & M University-College Station
68,679
2,329
$11,349,317
$4,873
14
California
California State University-Fullerton
40,280
2,254
$11,280,776
$5,005
15
New York
CUNY New York City College of Technology
17,269
2,247
$11,017,822
$4,903
16
Georgia
Georgia State University
34,316
2,189
$10,826,933
$4,946
17
Utah
Independence University
10,095
2,001
$10,793,391
$5,394
18
Texas
The University of Texas at El Paso
25,151
2,101
$10,674,439
$5,081
19
California
California State University-Long Beach
37,466
2,087
$10,394,917
$4,981
20
Florida
Broward College
40,784
2,095
$10,376,628
$4,953
21
Texas
The University of Texas at San Antonio
32,264
2,207
$10,352,148
$4,691
22
Texas
Houston Community College
57,200
2,028
$10,245,324
$5,052
23
Arizona
Northern Arizona University
31,066
2,077
$10,117,394
$4,871
24
Florida
Hillsborough Community College
23,183
2,085
$9,743,741
$4,673
25
Michigan
Michigan State University
50,351
1,776
$9,554,896
$5,380
26
Texas
University of North Texas
38,241
1,930
$9,506,385
$4,926
27
New York
Nassau Community College
17,406
1,861
$9,309,724
$5,003
28
New York
CUNY Queensborough Community College
15,411
1,919
$9,085,285
$4,734
29
New York
Suffolk County Community College
26,078
2,026
$8,981,070
$4,433
30
Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
51,832
1,851
$8,900,431
$4,808
31
Mississippi
Hinds Community College
12,521
1,631
$8,749,706
$5,365
32
New York
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
19,300
1,885
$8,749,242
$4,642
33
Florida
University of South Florida-Main Campus
43,846
1,491
$8,690,521
$5,829
34
California
California State University-San Bernardino
20,238
1,673
$8,545,577
$5,108
35
Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
29,579
1,647
$8,348,812
$5,069
36
California
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
26,598
1,685
$8,345,416
$4,953
37
Arizona
University of Arizona
44,097
1,680
$8,331,370
$4,959
38
Georgia
Kennesaw State University
35,420
1,664
$8,085,674
$4,859
39
Florida
Florida State University
41,005
1,686
$7,965,606
$4,725
40
Indiana
Purdue University-Main Campus
44,474
1,408
$7,784,017
$5,528
41
Texas
Blinn College
21,623
1,605
$7,781,120
$4,848
42
New York
University at Buffalo
31,503
1,485
$7,781,109
$5,240
43
North Carolina
East Carolina University
28,718
1,618
$7,769,002
$4,802
44
Texas
Prairie View A & M University
9,516
1,459
$7,713,011
$5,287
45
California
Long Beach City College
23,845
1,586
$7,646,209
$4,821
46
Tennessee
University of Memphis
21,458
1,441
$7,612,709
$5,283
47
Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University
21,631
1,445
$7,595,779
$5,257
48
New Jersey
Montclair State University
21,115
1,414
$7,417,772
$5,246
49
New York
CUNY Hunter College
23,202
1,388
$7,390,420
$5,325
50
Indiana
Indiana University-Bloomington
43,503
1,494
$7,384,658
$4,943
51
California
Pasadena City College
26,862
1,436
$7,351,598
$5,119
52
Indiana
Ball State University
21,884
1,465
$7,312,610
$4,992
53
Michigan
Wayne State University
27,025
1,257
$7,214,661
$5,740
54
Texas
Tyler Junior College
10,106
1,414
$7,190,817
$5,085
55
Texas
Texas Southern University
9,732
1,391
$7,151,918
$5,142
56
Florida
Full Sail University
20,170
1,492
$7,013,697
$4,701
57
Tennessee
Southwest Tennessee Community College
9,347
1,484
$6,981,548
$4,705
58
New York
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
15,051
1,384
$6,956,003
$5,026
59
California
Fresno City College
24,366
1,432
$6,865,222
$4,794
60
Texas
Texas Tech University
38,209
1,447
$6,825,574
$4,717
61
Texas
The University of Texas at Arlington
47,899
1,402
$6,755,832
$4,819
62
Georgia
Georgia Gwinnett College
12,508
1,313
$6,728,366
$5,124
63
Michigan
Eastern Michigan University
19,123
1,331
$6,677,634
$5,017
64
Indiana
Indiana State University
13,044
1,450
$6,621,995
$4,567
65
Washington
Washington State University
31,478
1,404
$6,494,357
$4,626
66
Arizona
Pima Community College
19,594
1,246
$6,465,891
$5,189
67
New York
Erie Community College
10,529
1,329
$6,447,330
$4,851
68
Tennessee
Concorde Career College-Memphis
1,394
1,554
$6,425,686
$4,135
69
Tennessee
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
28,894
1,304
$6,348,847
$4,869
70
California
California State University-Chico
17,578
1,226
$6,332,254
$5,165
71
Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
34,683
1,016
$6,302,285
$6,203
72
Ohio
Kent State University at Kent
28,122
1,750
$6,265,187
$3,580
73
Georgia
Georgia State University-Perimeter College
18,487
1,275
$6,110,686
$4,793
74
Michigan
Henry Ford College
12,219
1,017
$6,101,817
$6,000
75
New Jersey
Hudson County Community College
8,408
1,293
$6,075,243
$4,699
76
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
24,319
1,201
$6,057,610
$5,044
77
New York
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
15,394
1,164
$6,035,960
$5,186
78
California
Mt San Antonio College
29,346
1,202
$6,029,124
$5,016
79
California
California State University-San Marcos
15,972
1,216
$6,016,965
$4,948
80
New York
New York University
51,847
1,184
$6,001,222
$5,069
81
California
California State University-Dominguez Hills
16,732
1,213
$5,962,893
$4,916
82
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest
1,552
1,171
$5,922,757
$5,058
83
Tennessee
East Tennessee State University
14,317
1,034
$5,921,831
$5,727
84
California
Bakersfield College
24,589
1,229
$5,887,999
$4,791
85
New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College
23,553
1,135
$5,885,434
$5,185
86
Georgia
Albany State University
6,371
1,115
$5,861,045
$5,257
87
Kentucky
University of Kentucky
29,182
1,253
$5,860,240
$4,677
88
California
El Camino Community College District
24,820
1,137
$5,851,041
$5,146
89
Georgia
University of Georgia
38,652
1,163
$5,838,017
$5,020
90
Texas
Austin Community College District
40,799
851
$5,831,306
$6,852
91
Mississippi
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
8,950
1,136
$5,804,514
$5,110
92
Texas
Sam Houston State University
21,213
1,230
$5,786,163
$4,704
93
Missouri
Saint Louis Community College
18,157
1,250
$5,759,257
$4,607
94
Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University
15,815
1,236
$5,708,786
$4,619
95
Mississippi
Northwest Mississippi Community College
7,618
1,188
$5,704,040
$4,801
96
South Carolina
University of South Carolina-Columbia
34,795
1,092
$5,672,708
$5,195
97
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
50,734
1,098
$5,670,830
$5,165
98
Kentucky
Western Kentucky University
19,456
1,270
$5,670,482
$4,465
99
Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
17,123
1,142
$5,669,777
$4,965
100
Mississippi
Mississippi State University
21,974
1,156
$5,647,855
$4,886
101
Louisiana
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
30,983
1,189
$5,636,351
$4,740
102
Tennessee
Tennessee State University
7,774
1,038
$5,609,582
$5,404
103
Michigan
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
46,716
1,055
$5,606,802
$5,315
104
Michigan
Western Michigan University
22,562
1,078
$5,531,501
$5,131
105
Michigan
Grand Valley State University
24,677
1,184
$5,512,824
$4,656
106
Georgia
University of West Georgia
13,733
1,158
$5,472,500
$4,726
107
Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
25,820
1,264
$5,450,319
$4,312
108
Idaho
Brigham Young University-Idaho
42,341
1,098
$5,383,473
$4,903
109
Georgia
University of North Georgia
19,722
1,188
$5,368,181
$4,519
110
Arizona
Grand Canyon University
90,253
1,048
$5,349,104
$5,104
111
Florida
Bethune-Cookman University
3,773
972
$5,336,083
$5,490
112
Iowa
Iowa State University
34,992
1,115
$5,215,673
$4,678
113
North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
29,710
1,081
$5,212,646
$4,822
114
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
30,593
1,046
$5,198,514
$4,970
115
New Jersey
Bergen Community College
13,352
1,066
$5,194,259
$4,873
116
District of Columbia
Howard University
9,139
1,021
$5,185,227
$5,079
117
Illinois
Illinois State University
20,635
1,060
$5,160,484
$4,868
118
California
College of the Sequoias
12,557
1,111
$5,151,649
$4,637
119
Louisiana
Southern University and A & M College
6,693
965
$5,119,065
$5,305
120
Missouri
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
16,351
1,134
$5,111,958
$4,508
121
Colorado
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
33,478
1,074
$5,101,589
$4,750
122
Tennessee
Pellissippi State Community College
10,894
1,123
$5,087,770
$4,531
123
Texas
Collin County Community College District
33,668
1,045
$5,055,283
$4,838
124
Texas
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
11,929
1,016
$5,055,223
$4,976
125
Michigan
Central Michigan University
21,622
1,097
$4,995,468
$4,554
126
New York
ASA College
4,356
937
$4,989,715
$5,325
127
Missouri
Ozarks Technical Community College
12,221
1,138
$4,989,064
$4,384
128
Colorado
University of Colorado Boulder
36,681
1,009
$4,974,710
$4,930
129
Texas
Stephen F Austin State University
13,144
996
$4,968,916
$4,989
130
Utah
Utah State University
27,932
1,127
$4,950,273
$4,392
131
Oklahoma
University of Central Oklahoma
15,393
979
$4,945,149
$5,051
132
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts-Boston
16,164
883
$4,911,041
$5,562
133
Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College
15,278
912
$4,902,633
$5,376
134
California
California State University-Bakersfield
10,816
959
$4,900,974
$5,111
135
California
Imperial Valley College
8,340
923
$4,896,448
$5,305
136
Tennessee
Austin Peay State University
10,954
997
$4,871,496
$4,886
137
Alabama
University of South Alabama
14,834
824
$4,865,937
$5,905
138
Colorado
Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs
26,184
846
$4,856,011
$5,740
139
New York
CUNY Queens College
19,746
927
$4,835,559
$5,216
140
New Jersey
Kean University
14,056
968
$4,801,197
$4,960
141
Tennessee
Volunteer State Community College
9,154
1,088
$4,781,179
$4,394
142
Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
21,923
844
$4,777,138
$5,660
143
Texas
Texas State Technical College
12,445
767
$4,772,595
$6,222
144
Ohio
Columbus State Community College
27,343
966
$4,769,194
$4,937
145
Ohio
Cuyahoga Community College District
23,440
951
$4,762,110
$5,007
146
California
Cerritos College
21,745
1,035
$4,753,957
$4,593
147
Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi
14,509
962
$4,736,130
$4,923
148
Utah
Utah Valley University
39,931
937
$4,722,210
$5,040
149
Texas
San Jacinto Community College
32,137
912
$4,708,216
$5,163
150
California
East Los Angeles College
35,403
976
$4,655,998
$4,770
151
New York
CUNY Medgar Evers College
6,638
937
$4,639,306
$4,951
152
Maryland
Montgomery College
21,720
990
$4,634,400
$4,681
153
Alabama
Alabama A & M University
6,106
909
$4,630,954
$5,095
154
New York
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
18,029
875
$4,621,292
$5,281
155
Utah
Salt Lake Community College
29,156
1,007
$4,617,786
$4,586
156
Arkansas
University of Arkansas
27,778
966
$4,595,674
$4,757
157
Arkansas
Arkansas Tech University
12,101
961
$4,590,952
$4,777
158
Missouri
Missouri State University-Springfield
23,697
979
$4,566,502
$4,664
159
Louisiana
Grambling State University
5,205
781
$4,538,413
$5,811
160
Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia
29,843
869
$4,517,496
$5,198
161
Indiana
Vincennes University
17,481
988
$4,517,089
$4,572
162
Tennessee
Nashville State Community College
8,284
916
$4,515,383
$4,929
163
Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
28,564
942
$4,498,173
$4,775
164
Arizona
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson
1,851
1,118
$4,495,426
$4,021
165
Mississippi
University of Mississippi
22,456
877
$4,485,032
$5,114
166
Kansas
University of Kansas
27,690
955
$4,477,236
$4,688
167
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
16,463
843
$4,471,036
$5,304
168
Oregon
University of Oregon
22,644
940
$4,464,705
$4,750
169
Mississippi
Itawamba Community College
4,930
868
$4,454,864
$5,132
170
North Carolina
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
35,479
898
$4,452,149
$4,958
171
Tennessee
Walters State Community College
6,144
1,023
$4,450,573
$4,351
172
Ohio
Youngstown State University
12,607
935
$4,440,204
$4,749
173
Oregon
Portland State University
25,711
951
$4,422,207
$4,650
174
Massachusetts
Boston University
34,657
637
$4,416,930
$6,934
175
New Jersey
Essex County College
7,514
902
$4,393,730
$4,871
176
Maryland
Community College of Baltimore County
18,830
993
$4,378,279
$4,409
177
Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana University
14,298
919
$4,353,418
$4,737
178
Illinois
Northern Illinois University
17,169
941
$4,352,884
$4,626
179
Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island
14,539
891
$4,340,185
$4,871
180
New Jersey
Rutgers University-Newark
13,451
806
$4,322,980
$5,363
181
Arizona
Glendale Community College
17,942
944
$4,322,011
$4,578
182
Oregon
Oregon State University
30,986
876
$4,312,351
$4,923
183
Utah
Dixie State University
9,950
875
$4,310,071
$4,926
184
Michigan
Ferris State University
13,250
839
$4,303,765
$5,130
185
Alabama
Troy University
16,981
871
$4,302,527
$4,940
186
California
California State University-Stanislaus
10,577
866
$4,300,585
$4,966
187
South Carolina
Coastal Carolina University
10,641
867
$4,281,161
$4,938
188
Kentucky
University of Louisville
21,430
882
$4,280,370
$4,853
189
Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University
14,764
830
$4,277,746
$5,154
190
South Carolina
Trident Technical College
12,148
706
$4,265,121
$6,041
191
Arizona
Brookline College-Phoenix
1,251
739
$4,259,401
$5,764
192
Iowa
University of Iowa
31,656
977
$4,249,954
$4,350
193
Texas
Vista College
3,500
758
$4,239,335
$5,593
194
California
Fullerton College
22,644
870
$4,237,882
$4,871
195
South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
10,864
930
$4,231,164
$4,550
196
California
College of the Desert
11,412
873
$4,219,726
$4,834
197
California
Orange Coast College
21,122
863
$4,182,610
$4,847
198
Texas
Tulsa Welding School-Houston
1,418
1,004
$4,157,957
$4,141
199
California
Modesto Junior College
17,908
809
$4,139,399
$5,117
200
Maryland
Morgan State University
7,712
749
$4,120,977
$5,502

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