College and University Endowments, 2011

These colleges and universities have the largest endowments in the United States. Harvard University's is more than $10 billion more than No. 2 on the list, Yale University.

Rank Institution Endowment
1. Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) 32,012,729,000
2. Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) 19,174,387,000
3. Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.) 17,162,603,000
4. Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.) 16,502,606,000
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) 9,712,628,000
6. Columbia University (New York, N.Y.) 7,789,578,000
7. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 7,725,307,000
8. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.) 6,582,030,000
9. University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.) 6,383,344,000
10. Duke University (Durham, N.C.) 5,747,377,000

Endowment is market value at fiscal year end 2011.

Source: National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. Web: