Harvard University raised more money than any other institution in the U.S. last year — $1.19 billion — in 2nd place was Stanford University, with $951.15 million, according to an annual survey by the Council for Aid to Education, a New York nonprofit. Last year universities and colleges in the United States raised $41 billion.
After Stanford’s $952 million, University of Southern California raised $666 million, followed by the Johns Hopkins University at $657 million and University of California San Francisco at $595 million.
Among the list of the top 20 universities and colleges that raised the most money in 2016, virtually every elite institution in America is included: Cornell, Columbia, Yale, Duke, MIT, and University of Pennsylvania.
In 2015, Stanford University topped the list at $1.63 billion, while Harvard University received $1.05 billion.
America’s top 20 most wealthiest universities and colleges
The 20 schools on this ranking account for less than 1% of the total number of the America’s universities and colleges.
|1||Harvard University||$1,190 million|
|2||Stanford University||$951.15 million|
|3||University of Southern California||$666.64 million|
|4||Johns Hopkins University||$657.29 million|
|5||University of California San Francisco||$595.94 million|
|6||Cornell University||$588.26 million|
|7||Columbia University||$584.81 million|
|8||University of Pennsylvania||$542.85 million|
|9||University of Washington||$541.44 million|
|10||Yale University||$519.15 million|
|11||Duke University||$506.44 million|
|12||University of California Los Angeles||$498.8 million|
|13||New York University||$461.15 million|
|14||University of Chicago||$443.3 million|
|15||University of Michigan||$433.78 million|
|16||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||$419.75 million|
|17||Northwestern University||$401.68 million|
|18||Ohio State University||$386.11 million|
|19||University of Notre Dame||$371.76 million|
|20||Indiana University||$360.94 million|