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

University of South Carolina-Columbia, Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College were among U.S. schools that reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of f


University of South Carolina-Columbia, Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College were among U.S. schools that reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year, 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 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
36,574
4,547
$38,464,861
$8,459
2
Louisiana
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
31,409
4,468
$28,610,963
$6,404
3
Georgia
Georgia State University
32,237
2,598
$18,355,541
$7,065
4
Tennessee
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
28,052
3,809
$16,607,534
$4,360
5
Georgia
Kennesaw State University
35,018
3,563
$15,914,945
$4,467
6
Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
26,839
1,545
$15,897,318
$10,290
7
Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
51,331
2,165
$15,174,589
$7,009
8
Texas
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
27,560
2,724
$14,841,363
$5,448
9
Texas
Texas A & M University-College Station
65,632
2,323
$13,536,818
$5,827
10
Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
17,519
2,632
$13,356,763
$5,075
11
Texas
Texas State University
38,808
2,675
$13,303,825
$4,973
12
South Carolina
University of South Carolina-Columbia
34,099
2,469
$13,162,677
$5,331
13
South Carolina
Clemson University
23,406
2,110
$12,370,726
$5,863
14
Indiana
Indiana University-Bloomington
49,695
1,444
$11,790,321
$8,165
15
Washington
Washington State University
30,142
1,177
$11,449,684
$9,728
16
Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University
22,050
2,230
$10,760,797
$4,825
17
Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
29,804
1,512
$10,364,998
$6,855
18
Florida
Florida State University
41,173
4,107
$10,161,662
$2,474
19
Georgia
University of North Georgia
18,219
2,431
$9,391,041
$3,863
20
New York
CUNY New York City College of Technology
17,282
2,554
$9,003,478
$3,525
21
Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
29,120
1,985
$8,909,139
$4,488
22
Texas
The University of Texas at El Paso
23,922
1,804
$8,790,953
$4,873
23
Texas
University of North Texas
38,145
1,654
$8,566,978
$5,180
24
Georgia
Georgia College & State University
6,915
1,351
$8,414,638
$6,228
25
California
California State University-Northridge
39,916
3,782
$8,397,457
$2,220
26
Indiana
Indiana State University
13,565
1,309
$8,240,104
$6,295
27
Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University
12,672
1,486
$7,940,779
$5,344
28
Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana University
14,483
1,774
$7,900,232
$4,453
29
Indiana
Ball State University
21,998
1,054
$7,755,679
$7,358
30
South Carolina
Tri-County Technical College
6,094
1,590
$7,652,666
$4,813
31
Texas
Sam Houston State University
20,477
1,488
$7,567,134
$5,085
32
Indiana
Purdue University-Main Campus
41,513
1,020
$7,470,914
$7,324
33
Kentucky
University of Kentucky
29,781
3,046
$7,456,966
$2,448
34
New York
CUNY Hunter College
22,993
1,665
$7,434,400
$4,465
35
Texas
The University of Texas at Arlington
45,282
1,106
$7,340,385
$6,637
36
Tennessee
University of Memphis
21,301
1,557
$7,201,094
$4,625
37
Tennessee
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
11,533
1,621
$6,883,309
$4,246
38
California
California State University-Fullerton
40,235
2,529
$6,848,533
$2,708
39
Florida
University of South Florida-Main Campus
42,861
2,521
$6,811,518
$2,702
40
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Main Campus
26,999
2,475
$6,782,206
$2,740
41
New Jersey
Montclair State University
20,987
1,156
$6,635,987
$5,740
42
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
51,579
1,301
$6,623,841
$5,091
43
Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College
78,910
2,298
$6,440,623
$2,803
44
Tennessee
Tennessee Technological University
10,493
1,398
$6,423,914
$4,595
45
California
California State University-Sacramento
30,510
2,538
$6,385,642
$2,516
46
New York
University at Buffalo
30,184
1,721
$6,362,801
$3,697
47
Tennessee
East Tennessee State University
14,022
1,351
$6,293,273
$4,658
48
Georgia
University of West Georgia
13,308
1,403
$6,284,433
$4,479
49
South Carolina
College of Charleston
11,294
1,247
$6,278,829
$5,035
50
New York
Suffolk County Community College
27,066
3,253
$6,237,432
$1,917
51
Texas
The University of Texas at Dallas
26,793
843
$6,183,292
$7,335
52
Tennessee
Pellissippi State Community College
10,244
1,924
$6,133,810
$3,188
53
California
California State University-Fresno
24,405
2,496
$5,927,666
$2,375
54
South Carolina
Coastal Carolina University
10,479
1,045
$5,912,466
$5,658
55
Arkansas
University of Arkansas
27,194
2,062
$5,896,819
$2,860
56
California
California State University-Long Beach
37,776
2,417
$5,839,288
$2,416
57
New York
Nassau Community College
20,374
2,256
$5,756,130
$2,551
58
New York
CUNY Queensborough Community College
15,569
1,945
$5,722,445
$2,942
59
Texas
Prairie View A & M University
8,782
1,007
$5,589,106
$5,550
60
Kentucky
Western Kentucky University
20,271
2,302
$5,502,779
$2,390
61
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
30,037
2,572
$5,477,246
$2,130
62
Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky University
16,881
2,314
$5,473,524
$2,365
63
Indiana
Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
12,010
634
$5,428,377
$8,562
64
California
California State University-San Bernardino
20,767
2,165
$5,352,012
$2,472
65
Kentucky
University of Louisville
21,578
2,165
$5,341,397
$2,467
66
New York
CUNY Queens College
19,632
1,083
$5,225,353
$4,825
67
New York
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
14,430
1,105
$5,203,576
$4,709
68
Tennessee
Motlow State Community College
5,838
1,520
$5,189,647
$3,414
69
Louisiana
University of Louisiana at Monroe
9,038
994
$5,161,543
$5,193
70
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
16,507
946
$5,096,956
$5,388
71
California
California State University-Los Angeles
27,827
2,236
$5,002,370
$2,237
72
New York
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
15,968
1,448
$4,898,161
$3,383
73
Florida
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
19,688
2,113
$4,887,664
$2,313
74
Texas
Texas Tech University
36,551
1,198
$4,846,364
$4,045
75
South Carolina
Winthrop University
6,109
983
$4,703,263
$4,785
76
Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
33,170
1,195
$4,568,646
$3,823
77
Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
27,918
987
$4,565,207
$4,625
78
Louisiana
Nicholls State University
6,255
942
$4,545,861
$4,826
79
Michigan
Ferris State University
14,187
626
$4,435,833
$7,086
80
Tennessee
Austin Peay State University
10,344
1,001
$4,378,705
$4,374
81
Illinois
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
15,987
906
$4,297,844
$4,744
82
New York
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
19,456
1,517
$4,220,313
$2,782
83
New Jersey
Rutgers University-Newark
12,321
541
$4,213,842
$7,789
84
California
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
21,306
1,338
$4,176,536
$3,121
85
South Carolina
Midlands Technical College
10,749
1,149
$4,167,244
$3,627
86
New York
Binghamton University
17,292
1,166
$4,157,754
$3,566
87
Louisiana
McNeese State University
7,621
912
$4,153,549
$4,554
88
Texas
Stephen F Austin State University
12,742
808
$4,122,733
$5,102
89
Texas
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
12,202
990
$4,108,769
$4,150
90
Tennessee
Walters State Community College
5,951
1,304
$4,098,194
$3,143
91
Illinois
Illinois State University
21,039
1,010
$4,093,049
$4,053
92
Texas
Texas A & M University-Kingsville
9,278
623
$4,031,373
$6,471
93
Colorado
Fort Lewis College
3,600
397
$4,012,275
$10,106
94
California
California State University-Chico
17,557
1,481
$3,973,376
$2,683
95
California
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
25,326
1,524
$3,972,266
$2,606
96
Missouri
University of Missouri-Columbia
33,239
1,613
$3,962,205
$2,456
97
South Carolina
Spartanburg Community College
4,715
633
$3,952,160
$6,244
98
Tennessee
Volunteer State Community College
8,684
1,400
$3,907,027
$2,791
99
New York
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
18,286
1,098
$3,902,999
$3,555
100
Tennessee
The University of Tennessee-Martin
6,705
836
$3,885,595
$4,648
101
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
12,366
878
$3,880,982
$4,420
102
New York
CUNY York College
8,360
803
$3,874,450
$4,825
103
Texas
The University of Texas at San Antonio
28,959
1,465
$3,862,086
$2,636
104
South Carolina
Charleston Southern University
3,616
571
$3,848,410
$6,740
105
Texas
Texas Southern University
8,862
877
$3,833,792
$4,371
106
Illinois
Northern Illinois University
19,015
933
$3,826,788
$4,102
107
Tennessee
Northeast State Community College
6,124
1,214
$3,804,720
$3,134
108
Tennessee
Chattanooga State Community College
8,628
1,292
$3,788,747
$2,932
109
New York
Erie Community College
11,278
1,463
$3,759,450
$2,570
110
New Jersey
Rowan University
17,372
614
$3,735,368
$6,084
111
Louisiana
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
9,819
911
$3,673,597
$4,032
112
South Carolina
Trident Technical College
13,561
1,135
$3,660,253
$3,225
113
Tennessee
Nashville State Community College
8,914
1,335
$3,659,611
$2,741
114
Washington
Eastern Washington University
12,279
542
$3,534,812
$6,522
115
North Carolina
East Carolina University
28,962
1,321
$3,534,161
$2,675
116
New Jersey
Saint Peter's University
3,544
330
$3,520,937
$10,670
117
New York
CUNY Medgar Evers College
6,819
788
$3,513,459
$4,459
118
Colorado
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
31,856
1,000
$3,511,558
$3,512
119
Texas
Tarleton State University
13,049
822
$3,500,067
$4,258
120
North Carolina
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
33,755
865
$3,499,547
$4,046
121
Tennessee
Southwest Tennessee Community College
8,327
1,383
$3,451,105
$2,495
122
Washington
Western Washington University
15,574
497
$3,448,766
$6,939
123
Georgia
Mercer University
8,615
632
$3,428,458
$5,425
124
South Carolina
Greenville Technical College
11,932
1,081
$3,426,329
$3,170
125
Louisiana
University of New Orleans
8,037
672
$3,371,165
$5,017
126
California
Pasadena City College
27,165
2,226
$3,354,919
$1,507
127
New Jersey
Bloomfield College
1,996
327
$3,349,250
$10,242
128
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Duluth
11,018
686
$3,327,343
$4,850
129
Tennessee
Roane State Community College
5,756
955
$3,310,663
$3,467
130
South Carolina
Anderson University
3,432
475
$3,279,472
$6,904
131
Indiana
Vincennes University
18,897
851
$3,244,778
$3,813
132
North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
28,721
1,141
$3,243,629
$2,843
133
California
Mt San Antonio College
29,446
1,780
$3,236,234
$1,818
134
California
California State University-San Marcos
13,144
1,315
$3,212,471
$2,443
135
Mississippi
Mississippi State University
21,622
1,240
$3,209,698
$2,588
136
New Jersey
Monmouth University
6,371
324
$3,164,232
$9,766
137
Kentucky
Morehead State University
10,746
1,230
$3,113,048
$2,531
138
Georgia
Augusta University
7,938
583
$3,108,754
$5,332
139
Texas
Texas A & M University-Commerce
13,514
591
$3,052,654
$5,165
140
California
Fresno City College
22,925
1,721
$3,001,839
$1,744
141
South Carolina
University of South Carolina-Upstate
5,821
677
$2,995,307
$4,424
142
New Jersey
New Jersey City University
8,504
520
$2,973,032
$5,717
143
New York
New York University
50,550
616
$2,965,477
$4,814
144
Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University
14,542
1,329
$2,956,393
$2,225
145
New York
CUNY Lehman College
13,329
496
$2,944,685
$5,937
146
Indiana
University of Southern Indiana
10,668
594
$2,928,506
$4,930
147
Oklahoma
University of Central Oklahoma
16,428
729
$2,891,566
$3,966
148
Texas
Texas Woman's University
15,655
559
$2,870,556
$5,135
149
New York
Monroe College
6,823
714
$2,869,999
$4,020
150
South Carolina
Francis Marion University
3,874
672
$2,866,559
$4,266
151
Illinois
Western Illinois University
10,373
649
$2,846,101
$4,385
152
New Jersey
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus
8,133
268
$2,794,778
$10,428
153
New Jersey
Kean University
14,070
541
$2,794,017
$5,165
154
Tennessee
Jackson State Community College
4,689
877
$2,792,333
$3,184
155
Texas
Angelo State University
9,581
769
$2,782,595
$3,618
156
Arkansas
Arkansas Tech University
11,894
1,332
$2,775,721
$2,084
157
Texas
Baylor University
16,959
733
$2,737,655
$3,735
158
Delaware
University of Delaware
23,009
561
$2,720,856
$4,850
159
Texas
West Texas A & M University
9,901
636
$2,712,497
$4,265
160
California
Cerritos College
20,979
1,302
$2,709,506
$2,081
161
California
Long Beach City College
24,704
1,884
$2,685,807
$1,426
162
New Jersey
Seton Hall University
9,836
283
$2,666,005
$9,421
163
California
California Baptist University
9,157
417
$2,665,966
$6,393
164
South Carolina
North Greenville University
2,534
384
$2,662,400
$6,933
165
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts-Boston
16,847
951
$2,634,220
$2,770
166
New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology
11,317
298
$2,610,010
$8,758
167
Georgia
Columbus State University
8,407
576
$2,604,304
$4,521
168
South Carolina
Spartanburg Methodist College
737
404
$2,591,709
$6,415
169
California
El Camino Community College District
24,033
1,460
$2,583,464
$1,769
170
Connecticut
University of Connecticut
27,721
596
$2,579,118
$4,327
171
Missouri
Missouri State University-Springfield
23,538
1,363
$2,577,321
$1,891
172
Missouri
Ozarks Technical Community College
13,260
1,251
$2,558,630
$2,045
173
Mississippi
University of Mississippi
23,610
1,057
$2,495,583
$2,361
174
California
Orange Coast College
21,731
1,409
$2,478,193
$1,759
175
New Jersey
Berkeley College-Woodland Park
3,739
293
$2,469,704
$8,429
176
California
Azusa Pacific University
10,020
296
$2,469,493
$8,343
177
Georgia
Georgia Military College
8,234
1,257
$2,456,356
$1,954
178
California
Humboldt State University
8,503
887
$2,438,373
$2,749
179
Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage
16,318
666
$2,433,924
$3,655
180
Utah
Dixie State University
8,993
669
$2,411,041
$3,604
181
Texas
University of Houston-Downtown
14,251
420
$2,401,779
$5,719
182
New Jersey
Rider University
5,057
250
$2,374,448
$9,498
183
Florida
Bethune-Cookman University
3,934
621
$2,345,692
$3,777
184
California
Fullerton College
24,073
1,317
$2,336,569
$1,774
185
Texas
University of the Incarnate Word
8,906
558
$2,333,833
$4,182
186
California
California State University-East Bay
15,855
1,075
$2,330,587
$2,168
187
Tennessee
Columbia State Community College
5,645
834
$2,297,061
$2,754
188
California
California State University-Stanislaus
9,762
933
$2,295,414
$2,460
189
California
Bakersfield College
22,710
1,238
$2,281,884
$1,843
190
California
California State University-Bakersfield
9,341
906
$2,249,381
$2,483
191
Georgia
Armstrong State University
7,157
533
$2,244,272
$4,211
192
Texas
Texas A & M International University
7,390
597
$2,232,629
$3,740
193
Missouri
Truman State University
6,379
750
$2,221,689
$2,962
194
North Carolina
Campbell University
6,786
472
$2,221,003
$4,706
195
California
College of the Sequoias
11,959
1,259
$2,206,577
$1,753
196
Texas
Texas State Technical College
13,249
865
$2,182,013
$2,523
197
Missouri
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
15,790
1,228
$2,176,604
$1,772
198
California
Mount Saint Mary's University
3,496
286
$2,175,059
$7,605
199
Indiana
University of Indianapolis
5,711
355
$2,167,388
$6,105
200
Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
14,479
800
$2,157,561
$2,697

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