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

University of Miami spends $32,104 per player on student aid for its women’s team athletes – the highest rate among Florida colleges, according to an Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.


University of Miami spends $32,104 per player on student aid for its women’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 women’s teams spent $83.4 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 analysis was based on those numbers.

More than 1,300 of those schools provide student aid to players on women's teams. In all, they spent more than $1.8 billion in 2016 on aid for 186,773 players.

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Women’s athletic student aid 

SchoolDivisionUndergraduate EnrollmentWomen's Team Athletic Student AidTotal Women's Team ParticipationAthletic Aid Per Athlete
University of MiamiNCAA Division I-FBS10,102$8,058,019251$32,104
University of FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS30,583$5,725,250297$19,277
Lynn UniversityNCAA Division II without football1,948$2,066,540110$18,787
Stetson UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,017$3,712,495199$18,656
Barry UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,889$2,222,528122$18,217
University of Central FloridaNCAA Division I-FBS38,228$4,285,303272$15,755
Florida Institute of TechnologyNCAA Division II with football3,281$2,962,464214$13,843
Jacksonville UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS2,113$3,262,081236$13,822
Florida International UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS25,920$3,355,299243$13,808
Miami Dade CollegeNJCAA Division I20,594$733,14454$13,577
Nova Southeastern UniversityNCAA Division II without football3,051$2,848,552210$13,565
Florida State UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS29,051$4,388,052329$13,338
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona BeachNCAA Division II without football5,003$2,005,802151$13,283
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNCAA Division I without football10,809$2,073,309157$13,206
Northwest Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,022$418,63832$13,082
Eckerd CollegeNCAA Division II without football1,890$1,342,906104$12,913
Palm Beach State CollegeNJCAA Division I7,777$498,91041$12,169
Gulf Coast State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,714$498,20842$11,862
Chipola CollegeNJCAA Division I910$497,46942$11,845
Rollins CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,450$2,208,812203$10,881
St Petersburg CollegeNJCAA Division I6,976$573,89253$10,828
Tallahassee Community CollegeNJCAA Division I5,560$472,51544$10,739
Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division II without football2,295$1,274,588120$10,622
Daytona State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,083$847,91680$10,599
Florida Southern CollegeNCAA Division II without football2,323$1,881,446190$9,902
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS6,604$1,376,252142$9,692
Southeastern UniversityNAIA Division II3,831$969,159101$9,596
Saint Leo UniversityNCAA Division II without football7,555$1,628,283172$9,467
St Thomas UniversityNAIA Division II798$832,10388$9,456
Eastern Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,849$861,79192$9,367
Flagler College-St AugustineNCAA Division II without football2,539$921,900100$9,219
The University of West FloridaNCAA Division II with football6,997$1,244,131136$9,148
Keiser University-Ft LauderdaleNAIA Division II11,468$1,568,818179$8,764
Indian River State CollegeNJCAA Division I5,143$603,57770$8,623
University of South Florida-Main CampusNCAA Division I-FBS23,603$2,759,402323$8,543
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeNJCAA Division I4,226$322,56138$8,488
Santa Fe CollegeNJCAA Division I5,922$388,20349$7,923
Bethune-Cookman UniversityNCAA Division I-FCS3,583$1,124,574144$7,810
Seminole State College of FloridaNJCAA Division I5,821$241,16431$7,779
Florida State College at JacksonvilleNJCAA Division I6,646$312,62842$7,444
Florida National University-Main CampusUSCAA1,699$279,78539$7,174
University of North FloridaNCAA Division I without football9,629$1,424,899212$6,721
Pensacola State CollegeNJCAA Division I3,257$325,91949$6,651
State College of Florida-Manatee-SarasotaNJCAA Division I3,471$289,66944$6,583
Webber International UniversityNAIA Division II628$1,075,051170$6,324
Edward Waters CollegeNAIA Division I903$440,40072$6,117
The University of TampaNCAA Division II without football7,124$1,419,817253$5,612
Warner UniversityNAIA Division II835$714,681131$5,456
South Florida State CollegeNJCAA Division I841$212,59341$5,185
Ave Maria UniversityNAIA Division II1,031$664,370133$4,995
Lake-Sumter State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,232$157,59633$4,776
Hillsborough Community CollegeNJCAA Division I10,539$246,24652$4,736
Florida Atlantic UniversityNCAA Division I-FBS15,715$1,693,665377$4,492
Polk State CollegeNJCAA Division I2,974$203,40354$3,767
Florida CollegeUSCAA521$162,50051$3,186
Saint Johns River State CollegeNJCAA Division I1,779$116,87638$3,076
Pasco-Hernando State CollegeNJCAA Division II4,026$158,34153$2,988
College of Central FloridaNJCAA Division I2,775$156,00053$2,943
Broward CollegeNJCAA Division I11,959$218,71875$2,916
Johnson & Wales University-North MiamiNAIA Division II1,424$100,50062$1,621
Source: U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education

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