The richest college: Harvard University
Endowment funds last year:
Change from previous year:
Students last fall:
for tuition, room and board for the 2011-12 school year
Topping the list for the richest university in the U.S. is Harvard, a school used to appearing at the top of most college rankings of distinction. The school's more than $30 billion eclipses the other schools' endowments on this list, so even though the fund saw the least year-on-year growth of any other on the list, it doesn't seem to be in much danger of slipping down in the ranking.
In any case, the recent success of a certain Asian-American
Harvard alumnus in the NBA
will surely open many alumni wallets for next year.
-- Written by Greg Emerson in New York
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