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Table 372. Endowment funds of the 120 colleges and universities with the largest endowments, by rank order: 2008 and 2009
Institution 2009 rank order1 Market value of
endowment, as of
June 30 (in thousands)
Percent change, 2008 to 20092 Institution 2009 rank order1 Market value of
endowment, as of
June 30 (in thousands)
Percent change, 2008 to 20092  
 
 
 
2008 2009 2008 2009  
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5  
United States (all institutions) $412,509,820 $325,565,998 -21.1            
120 institutions with the largest amounts 312,068,725 243,496,721 -22.0            
Harvard University (MA) 1 36,926,693 26,035,389 -29.5 Yeshiva University (NY) 61 1,194,753 882,063 -26.2  
Yale University (CT) 2 22,686,282 16,103,497 -29.0 Baylor University (TX) 62 1,068,934 880,255 -17.7  
Princeton University (NJ) 3 16,727,060 13,386,280 -20.0 Wake Forest University (NC) 63 1,253,673 866,212 -30.9  
Stanford University (CA) 4 17,214,373 12,619,094 -26.7 Trinity University (TX) 64 1,034,659 850,739 -17.8  
University of Texas System 5 13,512,573 11,083,357 -18.0 U. of Cincinnati, Main Campus (OH) 65 1,095,780 831,664 -24.1  
                     
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6 10,068,787 7,982,021 -20.7 University of California, Berkeley 66 999,202 827,808 -17.2  
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 7 7,462,302 5,914,285 -20.7 Tulane University of Louisiana 67 1,052,881 815,473 -22.5  
Columbia University in the City of New York 8 7,146,806 5,892,798 -17.5 University of Iowa 68 353,800 810,368 129.0  
University of Pennsylvania 9 6,233,271 5,170,539 -17.0 Berea College (KY) 69 1,023,255 791,210 -22.7  
University of California System Administration 10 6,217,334 4,977,483 -19.9 Carnegie Mellon University (PA) 70 1,061,625 749,640 -29.4  
                     
University of Notre Dame (IN) 11 6,351,855 4,920,742 -22.5 Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) 71 1,026,189 749,241 -27.0  
Emory University (GA) 12 5,515,479 4,601,488 -16.6 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 72 929,081 729,373 -21.5  
University of Chicago (IL) 13 5,933,761 4,535,633 -23.6 University of Kentucky 73 896,820 701,762 -21.7  
Duke University (NC) 14 6,123,743 4,440,745 -27.5 Middlebury College (VT) 74 885,389 699,684 -21.0  
Northwestern University (IL) 15 5,342,297 4,398,200 -17.7 Baylor College of Medicine (TX) 75 1,062,130 696,887 -34.4  
                     
Washington U. in Saint Louis (MO) 16 5,428,641 4,147,461 -23.6 Bowdoin College (ME) 76 831,460 688,384 -17.2  
Rice University (TX) 17 4,609,863 3,665,267 -20.5 U. of Texas Southwestern Med. Center at Dallas 77 824,778 684,691 -17.0  
University of Virginia, Main Campus 18 4,517,750 3,531,688 -21.8 Vassar College (NY). 78 853,644 680,154 -20.3  
Cornell University (NY) 19 4,509,068 3,071,987 -31.9 University of Tulsa (OK) 79 843,030 646,672 -23.3  
Dartmouth College (NH) 20 3,944,329 2,999,497 -24.0 Saint Louis University, Main Campus 80 879,908 645,800 -26.6  
                     
Vanderbilt University (TN) 21 3,495,439 2,833,614 -18.9 Indiana University, Bloomington 81 828,585 643,520 -22.3  
University of Southern California 22 3,589,225 2,671,426 -25.6 University of Arkansas, Main Campus 82 858,840 623,686 -27.4  
University of Texas at Austin 23 2,772,786 2,383,866 -14.0 Syracuse University (NY) 83 945,875 621,951 -34.2  
New York University 24 2,492,604 2,194,839 -11.9 Washington State University 84 678,980 619,766 -8.7  
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 25 1,119,919 2,070,002 84.8 Juilliard School (NY) 85 766,149 613,526 -19.9  
                     
Brown University (RI) 26 2,778,022 2,039,135 -26.6 Brigham Young University (UT) 86 868,059 608,861 -29.9  
Johns Hopkins University (MD) 27 2,475,722 1,983,341 -19.9 Oberlin College (OH) 87 828,715 604,965 -27.0  
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 28 2,335,824 1,903,575 -18.5 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY). 88 793,323 602,636 -24.0  
U. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Campus (PA) 29 2,361,281 1,842,796 -22.0 University of Louisville (KY) 89 783,333 599,712 -23.4  
University of Washington, Seattle Campus 30 2,237,360 1,770,281 -20.9 University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus 90 766,925 597,911 -22.0  
                     
Ohio State University, Main Campus 31 2,060,918 1,646,908 -20.1 Lafayette College (PA) 91 721,086 567,919 -21.2  
University of Wisconsin, Madison 32 2,026,633 1,613,069 -20.4 Berry College (GA) 92 656,543 566,087 -13.8  
California Institute of Technology 33 1,664,320 1,507,703 -9.4 Colgate University (NY) 93 729,249 560,537 -23.1  
Boston College (MA) 34 1,826,908 1,491,159 -18.4 Brandeis University (MA) 94 712,446 558,517 -21.6  
University of Richmond (VA) 35 1,704,350 1,428,391 -16.2 Macalester College (MN) 95 709,275 544,541 -23.2  
                     
Purdue University, Main Campus (IN) 36 1,693,693 1,423,009 -16.0 Hamilton College (NY) 96 742,541 540,154 -27.3  
Case Western Reserve University (OH) 37 1,766,478 1,401,799 -20.6 University of Miami (FL) 97 736,239 538,606 -26.8  
Williams College (MA) 38 1,755,960 1,368,031 -22.1 University of Tennessee 98 710,514 537,873 -24.3  
Michigan State University 39 1,657,725 1,359,659 -18.0 Denison University (OH) 99 690,193 533,179 -22.7  
Pomona College (CA) 40 1,795,212 1,345,000 -25.1 Cooper Union for the Advan. of Science and Art (NY) 100 607,958 530,983 -12.7  
                     
Amherst College (MA) 41 1,705,917 1,305,944 -23.4 Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) 101 671,482 530,412 -21.0  
Wellesley College (MA) 42 1,629,447 1,287,284 -21.0 Pepperdine University (CA) 102 673,666 528,943 -21.5  
University of Rochester (NY) 43 1,722,211 1,282,924 -25.5 Santa Clara University (CA) 103 676,072 528,892 -21.8  
George Washington University (DC) 44 1,507,133 1,261,893 -16.3 Bryn Mawr College (PA) 104 689,334 527,194 -23.5  
Pennsylvania State U., Main Campus 45 1,522,988 1,173,540 -22.9 Carleton College (MN) 105 647,822 517,310 -20.1  
                     
Swarthmore College (PA) 46 1,412,609 1,128,675 -20.1 University of Alabama 106 516,271 508,934 -1.4  
Tufts University (MA) 47 1,445,662 1,103,440 -23.7 Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ) 107 593,114 508,766 -14.2  
Smith College (MA) 48 1,365,792 1,096,322 -19.7 Mount Holyoke College (MA). 108 662,094 503,168 -24.0  
Grinnell College (IA) 49 1,472,448 1,076,249 -26.9 Northeastern University (MA) 109 672,761 501,019 -25.5  
Southern Methodist University (TX) 50 1,401,274 1,032,262 -26.3 College of the Holy Cross (MA) 110 627,264 492,680 -21.5  
                     
University of Florida 51 977,718 1,008,921 3.2 University of Oregon 111 497,650 491,155 -1.3  
University of California, Los Angeles 52 1,222,548 997,111 -18.4 College of William and Mary (VA) 112 573,651 489,251 -14.7  
University of Kansas 53 1,232,172 967,171 -21.5 Wesleyan University (CT) 113 652,208 476,481 -26.9  
Texas Christian University 54 1,380,621 945,329 -31.5 Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis 114 601,933 470,947 -21.8  
University of Delaware 55 1,227,116 929,116 -24.3 University of Missouri, Columbia 115 550,623 469,885 -14.7  
                     
Boston University (MA) 56 1,182,053 919,441 -22.2 Oregon State University 116 476,062 469,193 -1.4  
Washington and Lee University (VA) 57 897,141 Colby College (ME) 117 600,248 452,990 -24.5  
Georgetown University (DC) 58 1,068,608 895,107 -16.2 University of Houston (TX) 118 545,068 452,755 -16.9  
Weill Cornell Medical College (NY) 59 1,069,034 894,055 -16.4 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 119 520,600 446,300 -14.3  
Lehigh University (PA) 60 1,126,942 886,234 -21.4 Furman University (SC) 120 560,044 444,223 -20.7  
—Not available.  
†Not applicable.
1 Institutions ranked by size of endowment in 2009.  
2 Change in market value of endowment. Includes growth from gifts and returns on investments, as well as reductions from expenditures and withdrawals.  
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs.  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2007-08 and 2008-09 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2009 and Spring 2010. (This table was prepared October 2010.)  
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