The Richest Universities In The World 2019

Harvard University
Harvard University

Colleges and universities in the United States rank highly among the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher education. Many universities are particularly well known for their strong research capabilities and their connections to many Nobel Prize-winning laureates.

The U.S. university system is largely decentralized. Except for service academies and staff colleges, the federal government does not directly regulate universities; public universities are administered solely by the individual states.

Besides the state-administered public universities, there are many private universities in the United States, most are non-profit institutions, similar to the public universities, but there are also a number of institutions that rely on profit (Walden University in Minnesota for example).

In general, tuition fees are required to be paid by students at American universities. Public universities generally charge lower tuition rates to in-state students, than to out-of-state students. Private universities are often much more expensive than public ones because they do not receive funding from state governments.

 

The Richest Universities In The World 2019

RankSchoolsMarket Value
1Harvard University$38.3 Billion
2The University Of Texas System$30.89 Billion
3Yale University$29.35 Billion
4Stanford University$26.46 Billion
5Princeton University$25.92 Billion
6Massachusetts Institute of Technology$16.53 Billion
7University of Pennsylvania$13.78 Billion
8The Texas A&M University System$13.52 Billion
9University of Michigan$11.9 Billion
10Northwestern University$11.09 Billion

The university with the largest endowment market value in 2018 was Harvard University with an endowment fund value of about 38.3 billion U.S. dollars.

 

5.Princeton University

Princeton University
Princeton University
  • Endowment: $23,812,241,000
  • Annual cost of tuition per undergraduate student: $47,140
  • Average salary of full professor: $206,496
  • Annual research budget: $305,147,000

 

4.Stanford University

Stanford University
Stanford University
  • Endowment: $24,784,943,000
  • Annual cost of tuition per undergraduate student: $49,617
  • Average salary of full professor: $234,549
  • Annual research budget: $1,066,269,000 — Stanford University ranks #8 for Largest Research Budgets

 

3.The University of Texas System

University of Texas- Austin
University of Texas- Austin
  • Endowment: $26,535,095,000
  • Annual cost of tuition per undergraduate student: $36,744 (Austin)
  • Average salary of full professor: $116,119 (Austin)
  • Annual research budget: $621,692,000 (Austin)

 

2.Yale University

Yale University
Yale University
  • Endowment: $27,176,100,000
  • Average annual tuition per undergraduate student: $51,400
  • Average salary of full professor: $216,189
  • Annual research budget: $881,765,000 — Yale ranks #17 for Largest Research Budgets

 

1.Harvard University

Harvard University
Harvard University
  • Endowment: $36,021,516,000
  • Average annual tuition per undergraduate student: $48,949
  • Average salary of full professor: $221,382
  • Annual research budget: $1,077,253,000 — Harvard ranks #7 for Largest Research Budgets

 

Source: Statista | NACUBO | Commonfund Study of Endowments