Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top 50 Endowments Per Pupil

I'm sure I missed a couple schools (I'm human, I didn't include public schools, and there may be some ultra-small schools I missed), but these are all the schools I could find who are able to spend at least $10K per student per year (assuming a 5% endowment spending rate) while glancing through the rankings and endowment data.


RankSchoolEndowmentEnrollEnd/Stu5%/stuUSNWR
1Princeton$17,109,5087,802$2,192,964$109,648Res 1
2Yale$19,374,00011,701$1,655,756$82,788Res 3
3Harvard$31,728,08019,627$1,616,553$80,828Res 1
4Pomona$1,700,4541,560$1,090,035$54,502LAC 4
5Swarthmore$1,508,4831,524$989,818$49,491LAC 3
6MIT$9,712,62810,566$919,234$45,962Res 5
7Amherst$1,641,5111,795$914,491$45,725LAC 2
8Grinnell$1,500,2191,655$906,477$45,324LAC 19
9Williams$1,784,3052,083$856,603$42,830LAC 1
10Stanford$16,502,60619,535$844,771$42,239Res 5
11CIT$1,772,3692,175$814,882$40,744Res 5
12Rice$4,451,4525,879$757,178$37,859Res 17
13Cooper Union$607,135910$667,181$33,359RCN 2
14Wellesley$1,499,8722,411$622,095$31,105LAC 6
15Berea$978,7351,613$606,779$30,339LAC 27
16Washington &Lee$1,218,1322,173$560,576$28,029LAC 12
17Dartmouth$3,413,4066,141$555,839$27,792Res 11
18Notre Dame$6,259,59811,992$521,981$26,099Res 19
19Richmond$1,877,1933,618$518,848$25,942LAC 27
20Chicago$6,575,12612,781$514,445$25,722Res 5
21Bowdoin$904,2151,762$513,175$25,659LAC 6
22Smith$1,429,5273,113$459,212$22,961LAC 19
23Claremont McKenna$543,2361,278$425,067$21,253LAC 9
24Emory$5,400,36713,381$403,585$20,179Res 20
25Trinity (TX)$962,8292,417$398,357$19,918RUW 1
26Duke$5,747,37714,983$383,593$19,180Res 10
27Bryn Mawr$671,1031,755$382,395$19,120LAC 25
28Wash U$5,280,14313,820$382,065$19,103Res 14
29Northwestern$7,182,74519,389$370,455$18,523Res 12
30Berry$752,5442,087$360,586$18,029LAC 121
31Middlebury$907,6682,532$358,479$17,924LAC 5
32Hamilton$657,5291,861$353,320$17,666LAC 17
33Columbia$7,789,57822,283$349,575$17,479Res 4
34Haverford$402,7301,177$342,167$17,108LAC 10
35Colby$611,4411,825$335,036$16,752LAC 21
36Vassar$814,1302,446$332,841$16,642LAC 14
37Penn$6,582,02919,842$331,722$16,586Res 5
38Carleton$653,4652,020$323,498$16,175LAC 6
39Macalester$654,4652,033$321,921$16,096LAC 25
40Harvey Mudd$243,125773$314,521$15,726LAC 18
41Davidson$509,5831,742$292,528$14,626LAC 11
42Denison$654,5842,275$287,729$14,386LAC 49
43Brown$2,496,9268,695$287,168$14,358Res 15
44Lafayette$658,1462,414$272,637$13,632LAC 40
45Vanderbilt$3,414,51412,714$268,563$13,428Res 17
46Mount Holyoke$602,4812,345$256,922$12,846LAC 29
47Cornell$5,059,40620,939$241,626$12,081Res 15
48Colgate$693,4362,903$238,869$11,943LAC 21
49Oberlin$699,8952,974$235,338$11,767LAC 24
50Holy Cross$606,0742,899$209,063$10,453LAC 29



There seem to be four tiers here:

1.) Three schools can spend over $80,000 per student in a given year
2.) Eight schools can spend between $40K and $55K per student
3.) 13 schools can spend between $20K and $40K per student
4.) 26 schools can spend between $10K and $20K per student

I was curious whether national research universities or liberal arts colleges had more resources per student but, outside the top three, the're pretty evenly mixed.