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The 13 Largest University Endowments

First Posted: 01/31/11 04:13 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Colleges and universities are reporting modest increases in their endowments, indicating a return to "relative normalcy," according to Inside Higher Ed.

A recently released report (PDF) from Commonfund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers showed that endowment investments yielded an average 11.9 percent return this fiscal year, a healthy increase from last year's dismal average of -18.7 percent.

Commonfund CEO and President Verne Sedlacek told On Wall Street that although things appear to be looking up for colleges and universities, the return to pre-recession levels will take "three or four years of good markets."

Below, check the postsecondary institutions with the largest endowments -- and see how much their savings grew from 2009 to 2010. Click over to Inside Higher Ed for more data.

Harvard University: $27,557,404,000
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