Ivy League Colleges/Universities – Endowments 2021


A colleges endowment is intended to support current and future generations of their scholars with the resources needed to advance knowledge, research, and innovation. As such, endowment funds are used for the school’s normal operations and activities, including education, research, campus renewal, faculty work, and student financial aid. As a member of NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers), Dr. Lowe discusses endowments, development and gifts policies with universities. “It’ important to understand the business side of higher education” – Dr. Paul Lowe. The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the country.

Here is a list of endowments of several colleges including Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities in billions of dollars, fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 (from the NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments):

  • Harvard U. – $40.5
  • Yale U. – $31.2
  • Princeton – $26.5
  • MIT – $18.4
  • UPenn – $14.8
  • Columbia – $11.2
  • Northwestern U. – 10.9
  • UChicago – $8.2
  • Cornell U. – $7.2
  • Johns Hopkins U. – $6.7
  • Dartmouth College – $5.9
  • Brown U. – $4.3
  • Carnegie Mellon U. – $2.6

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