University of Miami tops in Florida for men's athletic student aid


University of Miami spends $44,539 per player on student aid for its men’s team athletes -- the highest rate among Florida colleges -- according to an Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data. 

The 60 colleges in the state with men’s teams spent $86.5 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 MiamiNCAA Division I-FBS10,102$10,199,387229$44,539
University of Central FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS38,228$5,039,079219$23,009
Florida State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS29,051$5,898,086339$17,398
University of FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS30,583$5,551,130362$15,335
Florida International UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS25,920$3,477,283240$14,489
Miami Dade CollegeNJCAA Division I20,594$538,24139$13,801
Gulf Coast State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,714$474,58635$13,560
Bethune-Cookman UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,583$3,386,252251$13,491
Nova Southeastern UniversityNCAA Division II without football3,051$2,009,835159$12,640
Lynn UniversityNCAA Division II without football1,948$1,786,030145$12,317
Chipola CollegeNJCAA Division I910$449,38737$12,146
Florida Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS15,715$2,964,183245$12,099
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNCAA Division I without football10,809$1,375,864114$12,069
Eckerd CollegeNCAA Division II without football1,890$1,109,79798$11,324
Florida Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division II with football3,281$4,426,138394$11,234
Barry UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,889$1,254,541114$11,005
University of South Florida-Main CampusNCAA Division I-FBS23,603$3,041,504277$10,980
Tallahassee Community CollegeNJCAA Division I5,560$447,11843$10,398
Palm Beach State CollegeNJCAA Division I7,777$370,39337$10,011
Northwest Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,022$365,65338$9,622
Florida Southern CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,323$1,876,510200$9,383
Stetson UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,017$2,193,861239$9,179
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona BeachNCAA Division II without football5,003$1,803,292199$9,062
St Petersburg CollegeNJCAA Division I6,976$285,81933$8,661
Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,295$908,211107$8,488
Eastern Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,849$672,91781$8,308
University of North FloridaNCAA Division I without football9,629$1,224,087151$8,107
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,226$329,95641$8,048
Rollins CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,450$2,017,407254$7,943
Daytona State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,083$530,95067$7,925
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,604$1,670,705213$7,844
St Thomas UniversityNAIA Division II798$790,573101$7,827
Jacksonville UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS2,113$2,132,688280$7,617
Saint Leo UniversityNCAA Division II without football7,555$1,485,431198$7,502
Flagler College-St AugustineNCAA Division II without football2,539$851,046116$7,337
Southeastern UniversityNAIA Division II3,831$1,767,440242$7,303
Webber International UniversityNAIA Division II628$1,975,374271$7,289
Seminole State College of FloridaNJCAA Division I5,821$186,25126$7,164
Indian River State CollegeNJCAA Division I5,143$432,98461$7,098
Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleNAIA Division II11,468$2,018,191293$6,888
The University of West FloridaNCAA Division II with football6,997$1,437,297224$6,417
Santa Fe CollegeNJCAA Division I5,922$254,03840$6,351
State College of Florida-Manatee-SarasotaNJCAA Division I3,471$230,32037$6,225
South Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I841$139,21923$6,053
Ave Maria UniversityNAIA Division II1,031$1,317,446243$5,422
Pensacola State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,257$201,88638$5,313
The University of TampaNCAA Division II without football7,124$1,323,404282$4,693
Edward Waters CollegeNAIA Division I903$650,400140$4,646
Florida State College at JacksonvilleNJCAA Division I6,646$168,41137$4,552
Saint Johns River State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,779$93,13125$3,725
Polk State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,974$124,60938$3,279
Pasco-Hernando State CollegeNJCAA Division II4,026$117,07137$3,164
Lake-Sumter State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,232$81,93926$3,152
Hillsborough Community CollegeNJCAA Division I10,539$108,19939$2,774
Florida National University-Main CampusUSCAA1,699$390,000148$2,635
Broward CollegeNJCAA Division I11,959$164,37564$2,568
College of Central FloridaNJCAA Division I2,775$104,00047$2,213
Florida CollegeUSCAA521$102,50052$1,971
Johnson & Wales University-North MiamiNAIA Division II1,424$90,15069$1,307
Warner UniversityNAIA Division II835$127,763265$482
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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