University of Arizona spends $24,599 per player on student aid for its men’s team athletes -- the highest rate among Arizona colleges -- according to an Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
The 23 colleges in the state with men’s teams spent $25 million on athletic student aid.
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education compiles athletics data annually from more than 2,000 schools receiving federal financial aid. The Illinois Business Daily analysis was based on those numbers.
More than 1,300 of those schools provide student aid to players on men's teams. In all, they spent more than $2.1 billion in 2016 on aid for 238,546 players.
Men’s athletic student aid
|School||Division||Undergraduate Enrollment||Men's Team Athletic Student Aid||Total Men's Team Participation||Student Aid Per Athlete|
|University of Arizona||NCAA Division I-FBS||29,049||$7,256,670||295||$24,599|
|Arizona State University-Tempe||NCAA Division I-FBS||38,761||$7,352,658||376||$19,555|
|Northern Arizona University||NCAA Division I-FCS||21,490||$2,712,642||256||$10,596|
|Grand Canyon University||NCAA Division I without football||14,542||$2,198,797||262||$8,392|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott||NAIA Division I||2,255||$757,284||91||$8,322|
|Yavapai College||NJCAA Division I||1,694||$312,995||54||$5,796|
|Eastern Arizona College||NJCAA Division I||1,969||$746,637||137||$5,450|
|Arizona Western College||NJCAA Division I||2,163||$715,423||145||$4,934|
|Arizona Christian University||NAIA Division I||651||$1,350,050||280||$4,822|
|Cochise County Community College District||NJCAA Division I||1,626||$219,400||47||$4,668|
|Central Arizona College||NJCAA Division I||1,732||$446,483||121||$3,690|
|Tohono O'Odham Community College||NJCAA Division II||103||$21,075||13||$1,621|
|Pima Community College||NJCAA Division I||7,476||$314,440||293||$1,073|
|Estrella Mountain Community College||NJCAA Division I||2,897||$12,350||14||$882|
|Phoenix College||NJCAA Division II||2,846||$118,786||148||$803|
|Paradise Valley Community College||NJCAA Division II||2,185||$89,688||120||$747|
|GateWay Community College||NJCAA Division II||1,265||$33,533||52||$645|
|Glendale Community College||NJCAA Division II||5,546||$112,548||246||$458|
|Scottsdale Community College||Other||2,342||$59,150||153||$387|
|South Mountain Community College||NJCAA Division II||1,213||$31,200||84||$371|
|Mesa Community College||NJCAA Division II||5,883||$83,633||287||$291|
|Chandler-Gilbert Community College||NJCAA Division II||3,625||$15,961||86||$186|