Richest Colleges In America


With how high tuition is these days, what with the average college degree costing 1120% more than it did 30 years ago, one would really think that that their schools are seriously hurting for cash. But au contraire, my student loan ridden friends! According to a study provided to Business Insider by the National Center for Education Statistics the underdog higher education system is doing quite well…in fact one could say they’re even flourishing upon taking a look at the top 30 school endowments (hehe) below.

30. University of Washington – $2.92 billion
29. Universit of Minnesota – $2.99 billion
28. Brown University – $3 billion
27. University of Wisconsin – $3.13 billion
26. University of Texas – $3.38 billion
25. Johns Hopkins University – $3.39 billion
24. New York University – $3.45 billion
23. University of Pittsburgh – $3.47 billion
22. Ohio State University – $3.59 billion
21. Vanderbilt University – $4.04 billion
20. Dartmouth College – $4.47 billion
19. University of Southern California – $4.59 billion
18. Cornell University – $4.65 billion
17. Rice University – $5.55 billion
16. University of Virginia – $5.88 billion
15. University of Chicago – $6.54 billion
14. Washington University in St. Louis – $6.72 billion
13. Emory University – $6.98 billion
12. Duke University – $7.04 billion
11. Northwestern University – $7.5 billion
10. University of Notre Dame – $8.19 billion
9. Columbia University – $9.22 billion
8. University of Pennsylvania – $9.58 billion
7. University of Michigan – $9.6 billion
6. Texas A&M University – $10.52 billion
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – $12.42 billion
4. Princeton University – $20.57 billion
3. Stanford University – $21.47 billion
2. Yale University – $23.86 billion
1. Harvard University – $36.43 billion

The most shocking number here is, obviously, Harvard University’s shocking $36.43 billion dollar endowment which, in addition to dwarfing #2 Yale’s $23.86 billion, would make it bigger than half of the world’s economies!