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The Top 10 Richest Colleges

The Top 10 Richest Colleges

Notably, the majority of the top ten are Ivy League schools.

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 01, 2012

College tuition costs raise with the blink of an eye, but where does the money go? Do these institutions really need our hard-earned, loaned and borrowed cash? Maybe. We’ll let you be the judge of that.

According to a list of colleges with the largest financial endowments, compiled by U.S. News and World Report, these are the top ten richest colleges in the country.

U.S. News receives 1,189 figures from colleges reporting their endowment figures. Based on the figures, the calculated average endowment was a whopping $313,182,000 and 66 of the colleges had more than $1 billion.

The lowest endowment reported was from Providence Christen College, which came in at $15,000.

Notably, the majority of the top ten are Ivy League schools.

Check out the top ten richest schools, starting with number one (below) being the on the highest end of the spectrum.

1. Harvard University
Endowment: $32,012,729,000 (2011)

Harvard’s endowment is so high that it outweighed number two by a landslide!


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