Recipients of Federal Pell Grants in the U.S. 1980-2019

This statistic shows the average number of recipients in millions, of Federal Pell Grant Awards in the United States from 1980 to 2019. In the 1980/81 academic year there were 2.7 million recipients. By the academic year 2018/19 , the number of recipients had increased to 6.8 million.

Number of recipients of the Federal Pell Grant Award in the United States from 1980/81 to 2018/19

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1980 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Detail time series data can be found here.

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