Which Mississippi schools receive the most state student aid?


Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi and University of Southern Mississippi reported receiving the most state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Mississippi schools, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis is based on data reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top Mississippi recipients of state student aid

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
Number receiving aid
Total amount
Average aid per student
1
Mississippi State University
State
21,974
1,228
$2,862,380
$2,331
2
University of Mississippi
University
22,456
1,040
$2,649,196
$2,547
3
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg
14,509
675
$1,741,765
$2,580
4
Mississippi College
Clinton
5,103
242
$428,255
$1,770
5
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Senatobia
7,618
422
$382,857
$907
6
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Perkinston
8,950
413
$361,718
$876
7
Hinds Community College
Raymond
12,521
435
$321,615
$739
8
Itawamba Community College
Fulton
4,930
526
$294,952
$561
9
Alcorn State University
State
3,658
114
$288,482
$2,531
10
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson
3,094
185
$271,960
$1,470

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Alcorn State University Copiah-Lincoln Community College Hinds Community College Itawamba Community College Mississippi College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Mississippi State University Northwest Mississippi Community College University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi

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