Federal Pell Grant Spending by U.S. Congressional District

Where do Federal Pell Grant dollars go? The map below displays the total amount of Federal Pell Grant dollars (on a per undergraduate student basis) allocated to postsecondary institutions within each U.S. congressional district. Districts with high Pell spending per undergraduate student appear to be clustered in the Southeastern United States (e.g., Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia). Some geographically small but densely populated districts (e.g., those located near Los Angeles and New York) also exhibit high Pell spending per student.

Federal Pell Grant Spending per Undergraduate by U.S. Congressional District: 2014

 Author's calculations. Data retrieved from IPEDS Data Center.

Author's calculations. Data retrieved from IPEDS Data Center.

Top 5 U.S. Congressional Districts for Pell Spending per Undergraduate: 113th Congress

 Author's calculations. Data retrieved from IPEDS Data Center.

Author's calculations. Data retrieved from IPEDS Data Center.