Which South Carolina colleges receive the most state student aid?

University of South Carolina-Columbia and Clemson University reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among South Carolina schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.


University of South Carolina-Columbia and Clemson University reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2015-16 academic year among South Carolina schools, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

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

Top South Carolina recipients of state student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Columbia
34,099
2,469
$13,162,677
$5,331
2
Clemson University
Clemson
23,406
2,110
$12,370,726
$5,863
3
Tri-County Technical College
Pendleton
6,094
1,590
$7,652,666
$4,813
4
College of Charleston
Charleston
11,294
1,247
$6,278,829
$5,035
5
Coastal Carolina University
Conway
10,479
1,045
$5,912,466
$5,658
6
Winthrop University
Rock Hill
6,109
983
$4,703,263
$4,785
7
Midlands Technical College
West Columbia
10,749
1,149
$4,167,244
$3,627
8
Spartanburg Community College
Spartanburg
4,715
633
$3,952,160
$6,244
9
Charleston Southern University
Charleston
3,616
571
$3,848,410
$6,740
10
Trident Technical College
Charleston
13,561
1,135
$3,660,253
$3,225

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Charleston Southern University Clemson University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston Midlands Technical College Spartanburg Community College Tri-County Technical College Trident Technical College University of South Carolina-Columbia Winthrop University

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