University of Maryland-College Park tops in Maryland for women's athletic student aid
University of Maryland-College Park spends $26,724 per player on student aid for its women’s team athletes – the highest rate among Maryland colleges, according to an Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
The 23 colleges in the state with women’s teams spent $24.1 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.
Women’s athletic student aid
|School||Division||Undergraduate Enrollment||Women's Team Athletic Student Aid||Total Women's Team Participation||Athletic Aid Per Athlete|
|University of Maryland-College Park||NCAA Division I-FBS||26,174||$7,081,943||265||$26,724|
|Loyola University Maryland||NCAA Division I without football||4,030||$3,611,632||243||$14,863|
|University of Maryland-Baltimore County||NCAA Division I without football||9,474||$2,777,156||216||$12,857|
|Towson University||NCAA Division I-FCS||16,827||$3,695,187||352||$10,498|
|Morgan State University||NCAA Division I-FCS||5,738||$1,636,051||157||$10,421|
|Mount St Mary's University||NCAA Division I without football||1,627||$1,858,235||199||$9,338|
|Coppin State University||NCAA Division I without football||1,887||$874,050||119||$7,345|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||NCAA Division I without football||2,917||$843,259||134||$6,293|
|Washington Adventist University||NAIA Division II||697||$164,800||42||$3,924|
|Bowie State University||NCAA Division II with football||3,931||$325,898||84||$3,880|
|Johns Hopkins University||Other||5,589||$864,282||330||$2,619|
|Baltimore City Community College||NJCAA Division I||1,293||$65,000||25||$2,600|
|Hagerstown Community College||NJCAA Division I||968||$50,950||47||$1,084|
|College of Southern Maryland||NJCAA Division II||2,908||$59,834||65||$921|
|Harford Community College||NJCAA Division I||2,087||$77,000||84||$917|
|Cecil College||NJCAA Division II||939||$34,300||49||$700|
|Chesapeake College||NJCAA Division II||654||$20,430||31||$659|
|The Community College of Baltimore County||NJCAA Division II||5,923||$50,888||99||$514|
|Frederick Community College||NJCAA Division II||1,940||$9,650||62||$156|
|Howard Community College||NJCAA Division III||3,511||$8,100||76||$107|
|Anne Arundel Community College||NJCAA Division III||3,878||$5,500||73||$75|
|Allegany College of Maryland||NJCAA Division II||1,415||$1,521||40||$38|