Largest College and University Endowments

The Top Ten December 10 - 17

Rank Institution Endowment
1. Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) 25,221,804,000
2. Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) 15,091,021,000
3. Leland Stanford Junior University (Stanford, Calif.) 12,205,035,000
3. Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.) 11,200,000,000
5. Univ. of Texas System Administration (Austin, Tex.) 11,101,608,088
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) 6,712,400,000
7. Columbia University (New York, N.Y.) 5,190,564,000
8. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 4,931,338,357
9. Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) 4,454,451,325
10. Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.) 4,383,295,000

List includes only institutions that participated in the 2005 Voluntary Support of Education Survey. Endowment is market value at fiscal year-end 2005.

Source: Council for Aid to Education, a subsidiary of RAND. Web:

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