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$43.60 Billion In 2017: Top 20 U.S. Institutions That Received The Most Charitable Contributions

Harvard University

Among the small handful of institutions to make the annual list, in all, there are now two universities (Harvard and Stanford) to surpass the $1 billion mark, according to the Council for Aid to Education (CAE).

Harvard University ($1.28 billion) raised the most in 2017, followed by Stanford University, with $1.13 billion. Cornell University has ranked No. 3 on the list of the 20 US universities that raised the most money in 2017, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at $672.94 million and the University of Southern California at $668.33 million.

Last year universities and colleges in the United States raised $43.60 billion.

The 20 US Universities That Raised The Most Money in 2017

Rank Institution Total raised
1 Harvard University $1.28 billion
2 Stanford University $1.13 billion
3 Cornell University $743.50 million
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $672.94 million
5 University of Southern California $668.33 million
6 Johns Hopkins University $636.91 million
7 University of Pennsylvania $626.49 million
8 Columbia University $603.08 million
9 Yale University $595.89 million
10 Duke University $581.05 million
11 New York University $567.12 million
12 University of Washington $553.89 million
13 University of California-Los Angeles $550.93 million
14 University of Chicago $483.47 million
15 University of Michigan $456.13 million
16 University of Notre Dame $451.43 million
17 University of California-San Francisco $422.17 million
18 University of California-Berkeley $404.59 million
19 Ohio State University $401.85 million
20 Indiana University $398.26 million

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