Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received $28.6 million in state financial aid for its students during the 2015-16 academic year – the highest level of any Louisiana school – according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

The Louisiana schools coming in second and third for top student aid were University of Louisiana at Lafayette ($13.4 million) and Louisiana Tech University ($7.9 million).

Louisiana State University received an average of $6,404 per student in state student aid.

The analysis is based on numbers reported yearly to the U.S. Department of Education.

Top Louisiana recipients of state student aid

SchoolCityEnrollmentNumber receiving aidTotal amountAverage aid per student
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeBaton Rouge31,4094,468$28,610,963.00$6,404.00
University of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayette17,5192,632$13,356,763.00$5,075.00
Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston12,6721,486$7,940,779.00$5,344.00
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond14,4831,774$7,900,232.00$4,453.00
University of Louisiana at MonroeMonroe9,038994$5,161,543.00$5,193.00
Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux6,255942$4,545,861.00$4,826.00
McNeese State UniversityLake Charles7,621912$4,153,549.00$4,554.00
Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches9,819911$3,673,597.00$4,032.00
University of New OrleansNew Orleans8,037672$3,371,165.00$5,017.00
Xavier University of LouisianaNew Orleans2,997317$1,391,089.00$4,388.00

Source: U.S. Department of Education