These 10 universities control a third of the money in higher education

The 10 richest universities in the US control a significant amount of the wealth in higher education, according to a new report from Moody’s.

The 10 wealthiest universities — including both public and private schools — hold nearly a third of the total wealth of 503 universities rated by Moody’s.

“The study illuminates the disparity between the haves and the have-nots in higher education,” Washington Post higher education report Nick Anderson writes.

Here are the 10 richest universities in America, according to Moody’s:

  1. Harvard University — $US42.8B
  2. University of Texas System — $US36.7B
  3. Stanford University — $US31.6B
  4. University of California — $US28.6
  5. Yale University — $US25.4B
  6. Princeton University — $US21.3B
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — $US15.2B
  8. University of Pennsylvania — $US11.9B
  9. University of Michigan — $US11.5B
  10. Duke University — $US11.4B

Moody’s found that America’s richest universities are poised to get even wealthier, due to long-term investment returns and sizable philanthropic donations.

Below, you can see how the wealth of the 10 richest universities relates to the rest of the schools:

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