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


University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus, Navajo Technical University and Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West were among U.S. schools that reported receiving the most federal 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 federal student aid

Rank
State
School
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
51,331
1,788
$8,317,125
$4,652
2
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-Northwest
1,296
1,133
$5,319,558
$4,695
3
Michigan
Central Michigan University
25,986
1,161
$4,938,902
$4,254
4
Kansas
Grantham University
8,637
1,028
$4,489,484
$4,367
5
District of Columbia
Technical Learning Centers Inc
192
731
$3,831,806
$5,242
6
North Carolina
Guilford Technical Community College
11,059
768
$3,330,201
$4,336
7
Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis
1,003
613
$3,222,751
$5,257
8
Louisiana
Blue Cliff College-Metairie
867
806
$3,125,817
$3,878
9
Florida
National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay
641
643
$2,956,173
$4,597
10
Utah
Brigham Young University-Provo
34,240
717
$2,897,893
$4,042
11
Oklahoma
Community Care College
614
665
$2,652,091
$3,988
12
Arizona
Allen School-Phoenix
483
621
$2,440,225
$3,930
13
Oklahoma
Langston University
2,420
492
$2,310,897
$4,697
14
Connecticut
Central Connecticut State University
11,784
519
$2,223,589
$4,284
15
California
Downey Adult School
864
519
$2,181,025
$4,202
16
Connecticut
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Connecticut
344
592
$2,136,528
$3,609
17
Indiana
Purdue University-Main Campus
41,513
1,077
$2,058,571
$1,911
18
New York
Allen School-Brooklyn
349
460
$2,005,826
$4,360
19
Florida
Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp
704
693
$1,984,417
$2,864
20
Connecticut
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of CT-Bridgeport
188
525
$1,971,132
$3,755
21
Puerto Rico
Escuela Hotelera de San Juan
979
414
$1,873,056
$4,524
22
Illinois
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
401
443
$1,795,095
$4,052
23
Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
33,170
507
$1,758,692
$3,469
24
New Jersey
Jersey College
2,413
456
$1,742,823
$3,822
25
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-San Antonio
414
406
$1,692,153
$4,168
26
Rhode Island
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island
511
533
$1,650,398
$3,096
27
Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton
478
406
$1,634,894
$4,027
28
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-Southwest Houston
401
376
$1,608,997
$4,279
29
Massachusetts
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts
448
412
$1,576,981
$3,828
30
Mississippi
Blue Cliff College-Gulfport
384
399
$1,565,969
$3,925
31
Mississippi
Midwest Technical Institute-Ridgeland
410
305
$1,557,690
$5,107
32
Maryland
North American Trade Schools
443
375
$1,550,000
$4,133
33
Texas
Southwest University at El Paso
1,498
338
$1,541,739
$4,561
34
Mississippi
Delta Technical College
464
330
$1,530,579
$4,638
35
Louisiana
Aveda Institute-Covington
2,415
329
$1,529,806
$4,650
36
Delaware
Dawn Career Institute LLC
111
329
$1,527,640
$4,643
37
New York
The College of New Rochelle
3,590
286
$1,436,881
$5,024
38
Louisiana
Crescent City Bartending School
393
293
$1,368,500
$4,671
39
California
NTMA Training Centers of Southern California
276
266
$1,361,950
$5,120
40
Kansas
Wichita Technical Institute
748
308
$1,352,741
$4,392
41
Connecticut
University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus
2,096
288
$1,348,276
$4,682
42
Louisiana
Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette
156
359
$1,342,300
$3,739
43
California
Milan Institute-Visalia
393
338
$1,338,348
$3,960
44
Maryland
Hair Academy Inc-New Carrollton
388
502
$1,324,925
$2,639
45
Arizona
University of Phoenix-Arizona
131,629
2,546
$1,320,643
$519
46
Louisiana
Blue Cliff College-Alexandria
318
308
$1,317,531
$4,278
47
California
Milan Institute-Clovis
422
378
$1,308,292
$3,461
48
Colorado
University of Colorado Boulder
33,977
150
$1,304,252
$8,695
49
Louisiana
Blue Cliff College-Houma
322
326
$1,287,143
$3,948
50
Puerto Rico
Instituto de Educacion Tecnica Ocupacional La Reine-Manati
236
219
$1,261,440
$5,760
51
California
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center
335
296
$1,241,555
$4,194
52
New York
New Age Training
134
226
$1,222,660
$5,410
53
North Carolina
MyComputerCareer.edu-Raleigh
900
245
$1,192,416
$4,867
54
New Jersey
Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences
150
209
$1,191,300
$5,700
55
New Mexico
University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus
2,478
232
$1,183,585
$5,102
56
Louisiana
Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles
64
337
$1,171,813
$3,477
57
Michigan
Northwestern Technological Institute
468
339
$1,169,689
$3,450
58
Arizona
Studio Academy of Beauty
376
228
$1,156,900
$5,074
59
California
Milan Institute-Bakersfield
367
304
$1,142,306
$3,758
60
North Carolina
Catawba Valley Community College
4,703
243
$1,124,192
$4,626
61
California
Milan Institute-Merced
334
296
$1,119,499
$3,782
62
Louisiana
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette
311
280
$1,117,122
$3,990
63
Louisiana
Blue Cliff College-Shreveport
247
248
$1,100,209
$4,436
64
Alabama
University of South Alabama
16,443
291
$1,051,498
$3,613
65
California
California Career School
113
198
$1,045,638
$5,281
66
Louisiana
Unitech Training Academy-Houma
60
219
$1,038,539
$4,742
67
Texas
Cedar Valley College
7,124
192
$1,002,133
$5,219
68
Colorado
Pima Medical Institute-Aurora
244
248
$977,778
$3,943
69
Maryland
Award Beauty School
191
384
$968,125
$2,521
70
North Carolina
Duke University
15,735
101
$961,364
$9,518
71
New Mexico
Navajo Technical University
1,675
204
$949,509
$4,654
72
California
Central California School of Continuing Education
335
170
$940,900
$5,535
73
Arizona
Arizona State University-Tempe
51,869
741
$937,969
$1,266
74
Louisiana
Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe
72
247
$931,085
$3,770
75
Arkansas
Eastern College of Health Vocations-Little Rock
134
280
$902,856
$3,224
76
Illinois
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline
229
203
$901,747
$4,442
77
Alabama
Columbia Southern University
21,442
172
$900,430
$5,235
78
California
Career Care Institute
160
265
$883,175
$3,333
79
New York
Rochester Institute of Technology
16,507
686
$871,372
$1,270
80
California
Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education
386
248
$867,058
$3,496
81
Massachusetts
Boston College
14,466
287
$864,925
$3,014
82
Maryland
Hair Academy II
226
318
$860,709
$2,707
83
Texas
Brookhaven College
12,775
171
$859,452
$5,026
84
Michigan
Wayne State University
27,238
446
$854,935
$1,917
85
Louisiana
Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria
80
236
$849,120
$3,598
86
Georgia
Rivertown School of Beauty Barber Skin Care and Nails
120
179
$846,761
$4,731
87
Georgia
SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta
408
250
$841,477
$3,366
88
New York
New York Medical Career Training Center
353
205
$835,026
$4,073
89
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-Austin
316
227
$828,970
$3,652
90
Michigan
Career Quest Learning Centers-Lansing
299
216
$826,619
$3,827
91
Florida
Okaloosa Technical College
182
225
$801,250
$3,561
92
Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville
271
153
$799,694
$5,227
93
Texas
Remington College-Dallas Campus
927
179
$791,973
$4,424
94
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-Dallas
230
184
$778,394
$4,230
95
Massachusetts
Boston University
32,695
325
$776,500
$2,389
96
Louisiana
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
4,746
170
$774,999
$4,559
97
California
MTI Business College Inc
106
134
$773,850
$5,775
98
Tennessee
Genesis Career College-Cookeville
162
173
$766,648
$4,431
99
Texas
Prairie View A & M University
8,782
372
$759,996
$2,043
100
California
Advance Beauty College
389
186
$755,233
$4,060
101
Michigan
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
44,718
401
$747,021
$1,863
102
Georgia
Georgia Career Institute
506
177
$741,199
$4,188
103
North Carolina
Craven Community College
2,883
170
$740,210
$4,354
104
Washington
International Air and Hospitality Academy
85
195
$738,554
$3,787
105
New York
New York Automotive and Diesel Institute
144
121
$737,506
$6,095
106
Ohio
MyComputerCareer.edu-Columbus
246
150
$735,810
$4,905
107
California
Institute for Business and Technology
441
199
$735,563
$3,696
108
Louisiana
Unitech Training Academy-Metairie
67
177
$728,110
$4,114
109
Maine
University of Maine
11,219
492
$727,950
$1,480
110
North Carolina
College of Wilmington
173
250
$725,802
$2,903
111
California
Milan Institute-Palm Desert
185
182
$722,993
$3,972
112
Louisiana
McCann School of Business & Technology
675
131
$719,821
$5,495
113
North Carolina
Wilkes Community College
2,609
169
$716,828
$4,242
114
New York
New York University
50,550
174
$699,377
$4,019
115
Puerto Rico
Colegio Mayor de Tecnologia Inc
119
120
$693,000
$5,775
116
Texas
Preparing People Barber Styling College
65
120
$693,000
$5,775
117
Arizona
Pima Medical Institute-Phoenix
431
204
$688,123
$3,373
118
Michigan
Douglas J Aveda Institute
787
167
$685,587
$4,105
119
Texas
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design
223
143
$683,305
$4,778
120
Florida
Lake Technical College
643
200
$676,724
$3,384
121
North Carolina
Randolph Community College
2,696
146
$672,931
$4,609
122
New Jersey
Branford Hall Career Institute-Jersey City
350
211
$670,250
$3,177
123
Michigan
Michigan State University
50,340
933
$666,471
$714
124
Arkansas
Career Academy of Hair Design
222
209
$662,862
$3,172
125
Connecticut
University of Connecticut-Stamford
1,507
144
$661,839
$4,596
126
California
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
3,951
188
$658,927
$3,505
127
Texas
University of North Texas at Dallas
3,030
147
$654,859
$4,455
128
New Jersey
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School
417
165
$641,445
$3,888
129
Arkansas
Arkansas Northeastern College
1,416
128
$637,722
$4,982
130
Texas
Remington College-North Houston Campus
563
140
$619,203
$4,423
131
Tennessee
Middle Tennessee State University
22,050
366
$615,286
$1,681
132
California
California State University-Los Angeles
27,827
547
$612,444
$1,120
133
Georgia
Omnitech Institute
81
210
$609,000
$2,900
134
Tennessee
Tennessee State University
8,760
187
$608,475
$3,254
135
Maryland
Morgan State University
7,689
185
$605,609
$3,274
136
Missouri
Washington University in St Louis
15,047
105
$598,622
$5,701
137
Georgia
Pro Way Hair School
158
104
$595,920
$5,730
138
California
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-Visalia
239
151
$591,890
$3,920
139
Ohio
Kent State University at Kent
30,167
333
$588,694
$1,768
140
Tennessee
Remington College-Memphis Campus
600
144
$585,751
$4,068
141
Texas
The College of Health Care Professions-McAllen Campus
291
158
$582,649
$3,688
142
Michigan
Baker College
21,210
270
$580,398
$2,150
143
District of Columbia
Georgetown University
18,525
88
$576,165
$6,547
144
Colorado
University of Denver
11,614
186
$573,673
$3,084
145
Florida
RIVEROAK Technical College
164
151
$573,192
$3,796
146
California
Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute
94
111
$570,746
$5,142
147
Louisiana
River Parishes Community College
1,980
116
$570,410
$4,917
148
California
Advanced Career Institute
325
162
$569,432
$3,515
149
Texas
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-San Antonio Military
168
155
$569,308
$3,673
150
Tennessee
Memphis Institute of Barbering
145
99
$569,250
$5,750
151
Missouri
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield
282
125
$567,375
$4,539
152
Texas
Professional Career Training Institute
127
154
$565,172
$3,670
153
Florida
Tom P Haney Technical Center
413
108
$563,201
$5,215
154
Idaho
Austin Kade Academy
119
175
$563,154
$3,218
155
California
CET-Salinas
73
50
$561,670
$11,233
156
Texas
Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies
293
135
$553,705
$4,102
157
California
Clovis Adult Education
695
269
$552,090
$2,052
158
Utah
LDS Business College
2,119
122
$548,746
$4,498
159
Minnesota
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
51,579
1,022
$548,351
$537
160
Georgia
Vogue Beauty and Barber School
72
121
$547,363
$4,524
161
Arizona
Northern Arizona University
30,361
321
$546,813
$1,703
162
North Carolina
Wilson Community College
1,851
118
$542,691
$4,599
163
Texas
Remington College-Fort Worth Campus
532
121
$541,530
$4,475
164
Connecticut
Yale University
12,458
135
$531,424
$3,936
165
Colorado
Aveda Institute-Denver
391
130
$528,789
$4,068
166
Indiana
Grace College and Theological Seminary
2,300
129
$526,966
$4,085
167
New Mexico
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque West
121
123
$524,267
$4,262
168
Tennessee
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley
211
95
$522,525
$5,500
169
Washington
Seattle University
7,487
78
$520,745
$6,676
170
Georgia
Southeastern Technical College
1,563
111
$508,385
$4,580
171
Texas
Lamson Institute
181
105
$506,331
$4,822
172
Massachusetts
Tufts University
11,489
136
$505,291
$3,715
173
Texas
M T Training Center
73
129
$504,262
$3,909
174
Indiana
MyComputerCareer.edu-Indianapolis
221
102
$504,032
$4,941
175
Puerto Rico
Escuela Tecnica de Electricidad
375
87
$502,425
$5,775
176
Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
30,037
788
$502,000
$637
177
California
California Career Institute
41
186
$501,205
$2,695
178
Indiana
Indiana University-Bloomington
49,695
586
$498,581
$851
179
Maine
Northeast Technical Institute
401
159
$494,545
$3,110
180
Texas
Quest College
167
107
$492,637
$4,604
181
Idaho
Milan Institute-Nampa
160
123
$486,787
$3,958
182
Illinois
Illinois Valley Community College
3,206
114
$486,355
$4,266
183
Tennessee
Ross Medical Education Center-Johnson City
205
135
$485,798
$3,599
184
Texas
Dallas Barber & Stylist College
130
99
$485,000
$4,899
185
Colorado
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
31,856
478
$483,165
$1,011
186
New York
SAE Institute of Technology-New York
126
110
$481,720
$4,379
187
Georgia
Miller-Motte Technical College-Macon
383
91
$480,617
$5,282
188
Florida
Orange Technical College-Orlando Campus
1,539
134
$478,350
$3,570
189
Texas
Vogue College of Cosmetology-McAllen
224
130
$474,500
$3,650
190
Florida
Florida Barber Academy
153
146
$466,950
$3,198
191
Kansas
Haskell Indian Nations University
820
112
$466,860
$4,168
192
Texas
CyberTex Institute of Technology
124
98
$466,676
$4,762
193
Texas
Jay's Technical Institute
218
122
$463,460
$3,799
194
Michigan
Irene's Myomassology Institute
253
204
$463,211
$2,271
195
Puerto Rico
Instituto Tecnologico de Puerto Rico-Recinto de Manati
655
292
$460,580
$1,577
196
Illinois
ETI School of Skilled Trades
210
198
$456,344
$2,305
197
Texas
The University of Texas at San Antonio
28,959
472
$455,850
$966
198
California
California State University-East Bay
15,855
525
$454,700
$866
199
Florida
SAE Institute of Technology-Miami
224
130
$453,750
$3,490
200
Illinois
SAE Institute of Technology-Chicago
210
107
$452,020
$4,224

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