These Are The 30 Richest Universities In America


As someone who went to a well-known “rich school,” I can tell you first-hand how much better my college experience was. We had nice facilities, top-notch professors, and a good chunk of scholarships to be earned. Unfortunately, SMU isn’t the richest school in America, only having a paltry $1B endowment (Sherwood Blount must’ve stopped donating). So, which schools reign supreme when it comes to money?

Business Insider compiled the endowment numbers provided by The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a US government organization that collects and analyzes education data to come up with the 30 richest schools in the country. Here are the results.

30. University of Washington – $2,915,057,707
29. Universit of Minnesota – $2,992,707,059
28. Brown University – $2,999,749,000
27. University of Wisconsin – $3,133,196,699
26. University of Texas – $3,376,824,061
25. Johns Hopkins University – $3,392,529,000
24. New York University – $3,435,034,000
23. University of Pittsburgh – $3,470,665,237
22. Ohio State University – $3,595,323,149
21. Vanderbilt University – $4,046,250,000
20. Dartmouth College – $4,468,219,698
19. University of Southern California – $4,593,014,000
18. Cornell University – $4,646,133,725
17. Rice University – $5,553,717,000
16. University of Virginia – $5,876,310,216
15. University of Chicago – $6,539,289,712
14. Washington University in St. Louis – $6,719,449,000
13. Emory University – $6,981,307,921
12. Duke University – $7,036,776,000
11. Northwestern University – $7,501,116,000
10. University of Notre Dame – $8,189,096,000
9. Columbia University – $9,223,047,000
8. University of Pennsylvania – $9,582,335,000
7. University of Michigan – $9,603,919,000
6. Texas A&M University – $10,521,034,492
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – $12,425,131,000
4. Princeton University – $20,576,361,000
3. Stanford University – $21,466,006,000
2. Yale University – $23,858,561,000
1. Harvard University – $36,429,256,000

Not shocked at all to see Texas A&M having such a large endowment despite not being the greatest academic school. A lot of rich donors flowing through that school. Also, how about Harvard just dominating the competition, beating second-place Yale by nearly $13B? Harvard, well-endowed.

[via Business Insider]

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  1. Lord Social Chair

    Thanks Forbes. Really appreciate this about as much as I appreciate chlamydia

    8 years ago at 11:24 am
  2. Texas Tux and Oil

    Makes sense for A&M being as the are required to donate their life’s worth, first born child and the ability to buy a car color other than Maroon upon joining the cult.

    8 years ago at 11:34 am
    1. Bobby Axelrod

      If a branch broke off a tree and hit one of them on the head, they would call it a tradition.

      8 years ago at 11:56 am
  3. Mayor of Weinerville

    I’m not racist, but I have been looking up the states with the least amount of African Americans to buy property in.

    8 years ago at 11:36 am
  4. GeedsAreRuiningAmerica

    Most of the state school endowments are system-wide, so for Texas A&M, that’s the sum of 11 campuses, not just College Station.

    8 years ago at 11:37 am
    1. 2001ChevyBlazer

      Yeah and that’s important because I’m sure Texas A&M-Kingsville is pouring in a few billion each year.

      8 years ago at 1:20 pm
      1. PC Ohio State

        Did you really make an account just to post this same bullshit on here 4 fucking times?

        8 years ago at 1:28 pm
  5. 1_Rugey_Jentelman

    Richest? Harrison, they’re all non-profit. It’s all invested directly into students’ education.

    8 years ago at 11:43 am
  6. PikeIke

    If Harvard wanted too they could have the best sports teams in the nation with that mula

    8 years ago at 11:46 am
    1. TaylorSwiftsPubeGroomer

      Obviously you don’t attend Harvard… Or any other college

      8 years ago at 1:11 pm
      1. Bobby Axelrod


        At least he didn’t screw up his username, Ivy League.

        8 years ago at 4:14 pm
    2. JamesLahey

      Unless they pull a Stanford somehow then they couldn’t get any more athletically endowed. How many top notch football players can get into Harvard let alone pay for it?

      8 years ago at 3:28 pm
  7. Wooglin

    What is with the notion that A&M is not “the greatest academic school”? Do a little bit of research. They are one of the top schools in the nation for engineering and sciences, and the business school has been ranked in the top 20 public schools for the past few years.

    8 years ago at 1:03 pm