Pitt Advances in Endowment Rankings

Issue Date: 
January 31, 2011

In a table titled “College and University Endowments, 2009-2010” published Jan. 27 by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Pitt ranked 7th among all U.S. public universities and 28th among all American universities, public and private, in the market value of its endowment as of June 30, 2010, advancing from its rankings of 8th and 29th, respectively, in The Chronicle’s 2008-09 college and university endowments listing. In addition, Pitt tied with Columbia University for the 7th-highest one-year percentage rise—10.6 percent—among the top 28 universities in the market value of its endowment.

The seven public universities with the largest endowments were Texas, Michigan, Texas A&M, California, Virginia, Minnesota, and Pitt. The other six institutions among the top 28 with the highest one-year percentage rise in market value of endowment were Texas, Princeton, NYU, Texas A&M, Johns Hopkins, and Chicago. Among the many institutions Pitt outranked in both of these categories were North Carolina, Caltech, Case Western Reserve, Rochester, and Illinois.

The figures used in the table were compiled by the National Association of College and University Business Officers in partnership with the Commonfund Institute.