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slides: 50 Top College Endowments In New England

Thursday, February 14, 2013

 

Which New England colleges and universities are sitting on the biggest endowments, and how have those endowments fared in the last year?

GoLocal used the new 2012 National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute (NACUBO-Commonfund) Study of Endowments data to name New England's Top 50 College Endowments. The results are based on 831 U.S. college and university endowments and affiliated foundations, representing over $406 billion in endowment assets.

The percentage change values listed for the participating institutions DO NOT represent the rate of return for the endowments’ investments. Rather, the percentage change in the market value of an endowment from FY 2011 to FY 2012 reflects the net impact of withdrawals to fund institutional operations and capital expenses; the payment of endowment management and investment fees; additions from donor gifts and other contributions; and investment gains or losses.

The market values also include the estimated valuations of real estate and other “illiquid” assets, which may have large increases or decreases in value during a relatively short period of time. In addition, transfers to the endowment from other institutional budget accounts may account for the differences in growth in endowment assets. These factors suggest that any large increases or decreases in endowments over the past year may be exaggerated. As such, large percentage changes should be interpreted very cautiously. 

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Harvard University

 

Cambridge, MA

National rank: 1
 
2012 endowment fund: $30,435,375,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $31,728,080,000
 
Percent change: -4.1
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Yale University

 

New Haven, CT

National rank: 2
 
2012 endowment fund: $19,345,000,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $19,374,000,000
 
Percent change: -0.1
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MIT

 

Cambridge, MA

National rank: 6
 
2012 endowment fund: $10,149,564,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $9,712,628,000
 
Percent change: +4.5
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Dartmouth College

 

Hanover, NH

National rank: 22
 
2012 endowment fund: $3,486,383,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $3,413,406,000
 
Percent change: +2.1
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Brown University

 

Providence, RI

National rank: 28
 
2012 endowment fund: $2,460,131,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $2,653,514,000
 
Percent change: -7.3
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Williams College

 

Williamstown, MA

National rank: 35
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,799,377,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $1,784,305,000
 
Percent change: +0.8
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Boston College

 

Chestnut Hill, MA

National rank: 41
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,645,900,000
 
2011endowment fund: $1,726,100,000
 
Percent change: -4.6
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Amherst College

 

Amherst, MA

National rank: 42
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,640,666,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $1,641,511,000
 
Percent change: -0.1
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Wellesley College

 

Wellesley, MA

National rank: 49
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,444,613,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $1,499,872,000
 
Percent change: -3.7
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Smith College

 

Northampton, MA

National rank: 50
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,409,755,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $1,439,485,000
 
Percent change: -2.1
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Tufts University

 

Medford, MA

National rank: 53
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,351,166,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $1,403,883,000
 
Percent change: -3.8
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Boston University

 

Boston, MA

National rank: 65
 
2012 endowment fund: $1,103,652,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $1,159,583,000
 
Percent change: -4.8
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Bowdoin College

 

Brunswick, ME

National rank: 82
 
2012 endowment fund: $902,364,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $904,215,000
 
Percent change: -0.2
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Middlebury College

 

Middlebury, VT

National rank: 84
 
2012 endowment fund: $879,690,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $907,668,000
 
Percent change: -3.1
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Brandeis University

 

Waltham, MA

National rank: 109
 
2012 endowment fund: $674,522,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $703,666,000
 
Percent change: -4.1
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Wesleyan University

 

Middletown, CT

National rank: 124
 
2012 endowment fund: $600,529,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $589,811,000
 
Percent change: +1.8
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Colby College

 

Watertown, ME

National rank: 125
 
2012 endowment fund: $599,557,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $611,441,000
 
Percent change: -1.9
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College of the Holy Cross

 

Worcester, MA

National rank: 131
 
2012 endowment fund: $589,769,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $607,712,000
 
Percent change: -3.0
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Mount Holyoke College

 

South Hadley, MA

National rank: 133
 
2012 endowment fund: $582,623,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $602,481,000
 
Percent change: -3.3
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Northeastern University

 

Boston, MA

National rank: 134
 
2012 endowment fund: $566,767,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $588,400,000
 
Percent change: -3.7
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UMass

 

University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc., MA

National rank: 135
 
2012 endowment fund: $565,092,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $529,262,000
 
Percent change: +6.8
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UNH

 

University System of New Hampshire & Foundations, NH

National rank: 151
 
2012 endowment fund: $490,080,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $362,547,000
 
Percent change: +35.2
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Trinity College

 

Hartford, CT

National rank: 165
 
2012 endowment fund: $422,513,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $416,528,000
 
Percent change: +1.4
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Worcester Polytechnic

 

Worcester, MA

National rank: 186
 
2012 endowment fund: $358,640,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $374,430,000
 
Percent change: -4.2
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Franklin Olin College

 

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

National rank: 192
 
2012 endowment fund: $338,212,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $369,065,000
 
Percent change: -8.4
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University of Vermont

 

University of Vermont & State Agricultural College, VT

National rank: 201
 
2012 endowment fund: $325,555,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $343,050,000
 
Percent change: -5.1
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University of Connecticut

 

University of Connecticut & Foundations, CT

National rank: 209
 
2012 endowment fund: $311,331,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $312,329,000
 
Percent change: -0.3
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Clark University

 

Worcester, MA

National rank: 211
 
2012 endowment fund: $309,755,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $320,453,000
 
Percent change: -3.3
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RI School of Design

 

Providence, RI

National rank: 218
 
2012 endowment fund: $297,207,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $318,678,000
 
Percent change: -6.7
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Quinnipiac University

 

Hamden, CT

National rank: 225
 
2012 endowment fund: $272,088,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $277,466,000
 
Percent change: -1.9
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Berklee College of Music

 

Boston, MA

National rank: 233
 
2012 endowment fund: $248,371,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $245,068,000
 
Percent change: +1.3
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Fairfield University

 

Fairfield, CT

National rank: 235
 
2012 endowment fund: $245,284,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $254,004,000
 
Percent change: -3.4
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Johnson & Wales

 

Providence, RI

National rank: 236
 
2012 endowment fund: $240,317,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $246,444,000
 
Percent change: -2.5
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Babson College

 

Wellesley, MA

National rank: 241
 
2012 endowment fund: $237,538,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $241,367,000
 
Percent change: -1.6
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Bates College

 

Lewiston, ME

National rank: 252
 
2012 endowment fund: $216,156,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $231,451,000
 
Percent change: -6.6
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Connecticut College

 

New London, CT

National rank: 254
 
2012 endowment fund: $211,151,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $212,622,000
 
Percent change: -0.7
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Bentley University

 

Waltham, MA

National rank: 274
 
2012 endowment fund: $192,708,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $199,966,000
 
Percent change: -3.6
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Simmons College

 

Boston, MA

National rank: 306
 
2012 endowment fund: $159,647,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $165,341,000
 
Percent change: -3.4
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Wheaton College

 

Norton, MA

National rank: 307
 
2012 endowment fund: $159,484,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $164,948,000
 
Percent change: -3.3
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Lesley University

 

Cambridge, MA

National rank: 312
 
2012 endowment fund: $156,354,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $163,936,000
 
Percent change: -4.6
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University of Maine

 

University of Maine Foundation, ME

National rank: 326
 
2012 endowment fund: $148,298,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $149,060,000
 
Percent change: -0.5
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Stonehill College

 

Easton, MA

National rank: 329
 
2012 endowment fund: $146,702,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $151,226,000
 
Percent change: -3.0
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Bryant University

 

Smithfield, RI

National rank: 331
 
2012 endowment fund: $141,803,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $148,715,000
 
Percent change: -4.6
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Suffolk University

 

Boston, MA

National rank: 349
 
2012 endowment fund: $128,935,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $128,044,000
 
Percent change: +0.7
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Sacred Heart University

 

Fairfield, CT

National rank: 381
 
2012 endowment fund: $112,728,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $108,337,000
 
Percent change: +4.1
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University of Hartford

 

West Hartford, CT

National rank: 384
 
2012 endowment fund: $112,389,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $114,316,000
 
Percent change: -1.7
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Saint Anselm College

 

Goffstown, NH

National rank: 401
 
2012 endowment fund: $101,494,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $100,513,000
 
Percent change: +1.0
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URI

 

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

National rank: 414
 
2012 endowment fund: $93,659,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $93,659,000
 
Percent change: -0.1
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Assumption College

 

Worcester, MA

National rank: 446
 
2012 endowment fund: $79,159,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $81,320,000
 
Percent change: -2.7
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Wentworth Institute

 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

National rank: 464
 
2012 endowment fund: $74,417,000
 
2011 endowment fund: $77,478,000
 
Percent change: -4.0 
 
 

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