Which colleges raise the most money?
In 2012, Stanford University set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year (it raised a total of $1.03 billion). Harvard University raised the second-highest sum, at $650 million, followed by Yale University at $544 million, the University of Southern California at $492 million and Columbia University at $490 million. For the year, about 3,500 U.S. colleges and universities raised a total of $31 billion.
Source: Council for Aid to Education