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America’s Top 10 Colleges And Universities Where The Most Alumni Donate

With an average of 59.1% of alumni donating in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years, Princeton University stands at the top. Of the ten colleges and universities listed below, the average 2-year alumni giving rate is 49.8%.

With an increase of 14.5% over 2016, alumni donated more than $11.37 billion to their alma maters in 2017, according to the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey, conducted annually by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE).

The Council for Aid to Education also found that of the $43.6 billion in total contributions to higher education in 2017, 26.1% came from alumni (the second-largest source of support).

Alumni contribution in 2017: $11.37 billion
The percentage of total contributions in 2017:26.1%

Alumni contribution in 2016: $9.93 billion
The percentage of total contributions in 2016: 24.2%

Below are the ten colleges and universities with the highest two-year average percentage of alumni donors in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

These are America’s top 10 colleges and universities where the most alumni donate:

1. Princeton University (NJ)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 59.1%

2. Thomas Aquinas College (CA)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 58.9%

3. Williams College (MA)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 51.4%

4. Bowdoin College (ME)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 48.6%

5. Wellesley College (MA)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 48.5%

6. Amherst College (MA)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 47.2%

7. Carleton College (MN)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 46.8%

8. College of the Holy Cross (MA)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 46.1%

9. Claflin University (SC)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 45.5%

10. Alice Lloyd College (KY)
The two-year average percentage of alumni who donated: 45.4%

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