University of Arizona tops in Arizona for men's athletic student aid


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.

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Men’s athletic student aid 

SchoolDivisionUndergraduate EnrollmentMen's Team Athletic Student AidTotal Men's Team ParticipationStudent Aid Per Athlete
University of ArizonaNCAA Division I-FBS29,049$7,256,670295$24,599
Arizona State University-TempeNCAA Division I-FBS38,761$7,352,658376$19,555
Northern Arizona UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS21,490$2,712,642256$10,596
Grand Canyon UniversityNCAA Division I without football14,542$2,198,797262$8,392
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-PrescottNAIA Division I2,255$757,28491$8,322
Yavapai CollegeNJCAA Division I1,694$312,99554$5,796
Eastern Arizona CollegeNJCAA Division I1,969$746,637137$5,450
Arizona Western CollegeNJCAA Division I2,163$715,423145$4,934
Arizona Christian UniversityNAIA Division I651$1,350,050280$4,822
Cochise County Community College DistrictNJCAA Division I1,626$219,40047$4,668
Central Arizona CollegeNJCAA Division I1,732$446,483121$3,690
Tohono O'Odham Community CollegeNJCAA Division II103$21,07513$1,621
Pima Community CollegeNJCAA Division I7,476$314,440293$1,073
Estrella Mountain Community CollegeNJCAA Division I2,897$12,35014$882
Phoenix CollegeNJCAA Division II2,846$118,786148$803
Paradise Valley Community CollegeNJCAA Division II2,185$89,688120$747
Dine CollegeOther851$15,60023$678
GateWay Community CollegeNJCAA Division II1,265$33,53352$645
Glendale Community CollegeNJCAA Division II5,546$112,548246$458
Scottsdale Community CollegeOther2,342$59,150153$387
South Mountain Community CollegeNJCAA Division II1,213$31,20084$371
Mesa Community CollegeNJCAA Division II5,883$83,633287$291
Chandler-Gilbert Community CollegeNJCAA Division II3,625$15,96186$186
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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