Third-richest: University of Texas
Endowment funds last year:
Change from previous year:
Students last fall:
51,112 for the main Austin campus
for residents, $32,594 for nonresidents, covering tuition only for the 2011-12 school year
The University of Texas system, with an endowment of more than $17 billion, is the richest public university in the U.S., and the third-richest overall. That's important, as the school says it gets only 20% of its budget from the state, and that support has dropped steadily since 2009, leading to student
to protest the budget cuts.