List of The Largest University Endowments

Largest University Endowments 2012

According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the average endowment generated a loss of 0.3% from the previous year. However, the 10 year return of endowments received has been 6.2%.

The average endowment received was approximately $330 million. Of the 71 colleges and universities that received endowments in excess of $1 billion did earn an average return of 0.8%.

Top 20 Biggest Endowments in the United States

1. Harvard University – $30.4 billion
2. Yale University – $19.3 billion
3. University of Texas system – $18.2 billion
4. Stanford University – $17 billion
5. Princeton University – $16.9 billion
6. MIT – $10.1 billion
7. University of Michigan – $7.6 billion
8. Columbia University – $6.5 billion
9. Texas A&M University – $7.6 billion
10. Northwestern University – $7.1 billion
11. University of Pennsylvania – $6.7 billion
12. University of Chicago – $6.5 billion
13. University of Notre Dame – $6.3 billion
14. University of California – $5.9 billion
15. Duke University – $5.5 billion
16. Emory University – $5.4 billion
17. Washington University in St. Louis – $5.2 billion
18. Cornell University – $4.9 billion
19. University of Virginia – $4.7 billion
20. Rice University – $4.4 billion

Top 10 Colleges with Largest Endowment Per Student

According to the Institute of Education Sciences in 2013, the colleges that received the largest endowment per student is listed below.

1. Princeton University – $1,857,040 per student
2. Yale University – $1,436,384 per student
3. Harvard University – $1,304,492 per student
4. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering – $1,096,595 per student
5. Pomona College – $942,490 per student
6. Stanford University – $904,179 per student
7. Swarthmore College – $819,183 per student
8. Mass. Institute of Technology (MIT) – $800,975 per student
9. Amherst College – $749,574 per student
10. Grinnel College – $749,309 per student

Guide to University Endowments

The following infographic outlines statistics and trends with the receipt of University endowments and top institutions.

Guide to University Endowments

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