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I've recently researched the financial statements of all the Cambridge colleges and the University's central fund . Here's my estimate of the endowment of each Cambridge college:

Christ’s: £142,177,000
Churchill : £34,750,000
Clare : £51,925,000
Clare Hall : £14,219,450
Corpus Christi : £79,564,978
Darwin : £21,233,522
Downing : £24,650,000
Emmanuel : £131,811,080
Fitzwilliam : £49,551,000
Girton : £31,079,000
Gonville and Caius : £46,777,421
Homerton : £145,981,706
Hughes Hall : £3,224,988
Jesus : £161,099,438
Kings : £109,736,000
Lucy Cavendish : £13,253,000
Magdalene : £46,783,512
Murray Edwards : £32,537,871
Newnham : £49,543,320
Pembroke : £69,605,878
Peterhouse : £268,059,000
Queens : £69,000,000
Robinson : £77,542,000
St Catherines : £48,300,000
St Edmunds : £14,906,359
St Johns : £691,500,000
Selwyn : £75,957,306
Sidney Sussex: £36,212,762
Trinity : £1,008,016,030
Trinity Hall : £47,896,088
Wolfson : £31,533,000

Total endowment of colleges: £3.6 billion
Here is my source: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/...tml#heading2-6

The university's central endowment fund is £2.291 billion.
Source (page 9) : http://www.cam.ac.uk/system/files/re...ments_2014.pdf

This gives the university a total endowment of: £ 5.89 billion
If there are issues with my estimate please feel free to mention this as I have updated the wiki page using these sources.

This makes Cambridge by far the richest university in Europe and among at least the top 15 universities in the world in terms of endowment fund
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I've edited the thread that now includes the university total endowment of £5.98 billion.
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I know that the figures aren't exactly a match, but you could've just gone on the Wikipedia page for Cambridge colleges, there's a 'fixed assets' column in the table that seems to show (more or less) the same values that you just posted!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleg...ridge#Colleges

EDIT: Actually some of the values are pretty far off what you posted, my bad.
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I know that the figures aren't exactly a match, but you could've just gone on the Wikipedia page for Cambridge colleges, there's a 'fixed assets' column in the table that seems to show (more or less) the same values that you just posted!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleg...ridge#Colleges

EDIT: Actually some of the values are pretty far off what you posted, my bad.
I've checked that, those are old estimates from 2011-2012 the endowment of the colleges right now are £3.6 billion which is slightly greater than the endowment of the oxford colleges of about £3.5 billion.

Also if you have doubts about the figures you can check the source which contains the financial statements of each college.
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I've recently researched the financial statements of all the Cambridge colleges and the University's central fund. Here's my estimate of the endowment of each Cambridge college:

Christ’s college-£142,177,0002./Churchill college-£34,750,0003. /Clare college-£51,925,0004. /Clarehall college-£14,219,4505./ Corpus Christi college-£79,564,9786. /Darwin college-£21,233,5227. /Downingcollege-£24,650,0008. /Emmanuel college-£131,811,0809. /Fitzwilliam college-£49,551,00010./ Girton college-£31,079,00011. /Gonville and Caius-£46,777,42112./ Homerton college-£145,981,70613./Hugheshall college-£3,224,98814. /Jesus college-£161,099,43815. /Kings college-£109,736,00016./ Lucy Cavendish college-£13,253,00017. /Magdalene college-£46,783,51218./Murray Edwards college-£32,537,87119./Newnham college-£49,543,32020. /Pembroke college-£69,605,87821./ Peterhouse college-£268,059,00022. /Queenscollege-£69,000,00023./Robinson college-£77,542,00024./St Catherines college-£48,300,00025./St Edmunds college-£14,906,35926./St Johns college-£691,500,00027./Selwyn college-£75,957,30628./Sidney sussex college-£36,212,76229.
/Trinity college-£1,008,016,00030./Trinity hall college-£47,896,08831. /Wolfson college-£31,533,000

Total endowment of colleges: £3.6 billion
Here is my source: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/...tml#heading2-6

The university's central endowment fund is £2.291 billion.
Source (page 12) : http://www.cam.ac.uk/system/files/re...ments_2014.pdf

This gives the university a total endowment of: £ 5.98 billion
If there are issues with my estimate please feel free to mention this as I have updated the wiki page using these sources.

This makes Cambridge by far the richest university in Europe and among at least the top 15 universities in the world in terms of endowment fund.
Clare college has net assets of 120 million .
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Clare college has net assets of 120 million .
Net assets doesn't equal endowment. However after checking clare colleges endowment should be £80,885,000 according to their strategic plans however this could be inaccurate their financial statements list endowments assets at £51,925,000.
Here is the source(page9):

http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/data/uplo...lan2011-15.pdf
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To add fixed assets don't count as endowment as they can't be easily converted to cash and the university won't sell it's property.
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Damn son. Though Harvard has $32 billion endowment.
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I've recently researched the financial statements of all the Cambridge colleges and the University's central fund. Here's my estimate of the endowment of each Cambridge college:

Christ’s college-£142,177,000/Churchill college-£34,750,000 /Clare college-£51,925,000 /Clarehall college-£14,219,450/ Corpus Christi college-£79,564,978 /Darwin college-£21,233,522 /Downingcollege-£24,650,000 /Emmanuel college-£131,811,0809. /Fitzwilliam college-£49,551,00010./ Girton college-£31,079,00011. /Gonville and Caius-£46,777,421./ Homerton college-£145,981,706/Hugheshall college-£3,224,988 /Jesus college-£161,099,438. /Kings college-£109,736,000./ Lucy Cavendish college-£13,253,000 /Magdalene college-£46,783,512./Murray Edwards college-£32,537,871/Newnham college-£49,543,320 /Pembroke college-£69,605,878./ Peterhouse college-£268,059,000 /Queenscollege-£69,000,000/Robinson college-£77,542,000/St Catherines college-£48,300,000/St Edmunds college-£14,906,359/St Johns college-£691,500,000/Selwyn college-£75,957,306/Sidney sussex college-£36,212,762
/Trinity college-£1,008,016,030./Trinity hall college-£47,896,088 /Wolfson college-£31,533,000

Total endowment of colleges: £3.6 billion
Here is my source: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/...tml#heading2-6

The university's central endowment fund is £2.291 billion.
Source (page 9) : http://www.cam.ac.uk/system/files/re...ments_2014.pdf

This gives the university a total endowment of: £ 5.98 billion
If there are issues with my estimate please feel free to mention this as I have updated the wiki page using these sources.

This makes Cambridge by far the richest university in Europe and among at least the top 15 universities in the world in terms of endowment fund.
Ooh, you should do one for Oxford!
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Ooh, you should do one for Oxford!
Oxford is really easy since they report their endowment every year.

Here is the link: http://d307gmaoxpdmsg.cloudfront.net...aggregated.pdf

Make sure to look at the total figures. Oxford university's endowment is
£4.355 billion up from £4.085 billion the endowment grew by approximately
£269.7 million in that year.
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I've recently researched the financial statements of all the Cambridge colleges and the University's central fund . Here's my estimate of the endowment of each Cambridge college:

Christ’s: £142,177,000
Churchill : £34,750,000
Clare : £51,925,000
Clare Hall : £14,219,450
Corpus Christi : £79,564,978
Darwin : £21,233,522
Downing : £24,650,000
Emmanuel : £131,811,080
Fitzwilliam : £49,551,000
Girton : £31,079,000
Gonville and Caius : £46,777,421
Homerton : £145,981,706
Hughes Hall : £3,224,988
Jesus : £161,099,438
Kings : £109,736,000
Lucy Cavendish : £13,253,000
Magdalene : £46,783,512
Murray Edwards : £32,537,871
Newnham : £49,543,320
Pembroke : £69,605,878
Peterhouse : £268,059,000
Queens : £69,000,000
Robinson : £77,542,000
St Catherines : £48,300,000
St Edmunds : £14,906,359
St Johns : £691,500,000
Selwyn : £75,957,306
Sidney Sussex: £36,212,762
Trinity : £1,008,016,030
Trinity Hall : £47,896,088
Wolfson : £31,533,000

Total endowment of colleges: £3.6 billion
Here is my source: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/...tml#heading2-6

The university's central endowment fund is £2.291 billion.
Source (page 9) : http://www.cam.ac.uk/system/files/re...ments_2014.pdf

This gives the university a total endowment of: £ 5.98 billion
If there are issues with my estimate please feel free to mention this as I have updated the wiki page using these sources.

This makes Cambridge by far the richest university in Europe and among at least the top 15 universities in the world in terms of endowment fund
Hi, I've reformatted your post to make it a bit easier to read - hope you don't mind!
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Hi, I've reformatted your post to make it a bit easier to read - hope you don't mind!
I've used your format for my main post. Thank you, I do believe it's easier to read now.
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I think most people would be surprised by Homerton's figure.


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I think most people would be surprised by Homerton's figure.


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That's the value of the total funds for Homerton at 2014. The total funds grew from £123 million in 2012 to £139 million 2013 to £145 million in 2014.

If you doubt any of those figures here are the financial statements each year(page number containing funds in brackets)

2012(page 16):
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...uly%202012.pdf


2013(page 16):
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...L%20signed.pdf

2014(Page 27):
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...20accounts.pdf

You are welcomed to look through the financial statements if you doubt any of my figures.I'm not claiming to be an accountant( Although I don't have to be to read total funds from a financial statement).
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That's the value of the total funds for Homerton at 2014. The total funds grew from £123 million in 2012 to £139 million 2013 to £145 million in 2014.

If you doubt any of those figures here are the financial statements each year(page number containing funds in brackets)

2012(page 16):
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...uly%202012.pdf


2013(page 16):
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...L%20signed.pdf

2014(Page 27):
http://www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/sites/...20accounts.pdf

You are welcomed to look through the financial statements if you doubt any of my figures.I'm not claiming to be an accountant( Although I don't have to be to read total funds from a financial statement).

I am not doubting the figure, I am saying it is a surprise. Any idea how it became so wealthy?
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I am not doubting the figure, I am saying it is a surprise. Any idea how it became so wealthy?
Historical donations of land and property, Investments made by the university fund on the college, donations from other richer colleges, philanthropic donations from students and alumni( although that only accounts for £140,000 per year). The growth in homerton's endowment was very recent(last 8-10 years) so historical donations don't account for much either.

Homerton wasn't always rich in fact one of the issues was that it's endowment was too small to achieve full college status in 2009. Therefore, the college was tasked to build it's endowment big enough to achieve full college status which it did in 2010. There are a number of articles that mention this. Here's one of them: http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/1150
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So I've used Ali1302 endowment data (thanks!) and ranked the colleges accordingly. I then plotted their endowment ranking against their Tompkins ranking (for 2014) to produce the below scattergraph.

Trinity is top right (wealthy and top of Tompkins)
The mature colleges are bottom left (not wealthy and bottom of Tompkins).
There is a 0.52 correlation overall between endowment and Tompkins.

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NB. I have excluded Clare Hall and Darwin from the plot as they don't have UGs to get a Tompkins ranking.

(And sorry about the ugly college name list, Excel doesn't easily label scattered datapoints...)
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If there are issues with my estimate please feel free to mention this as I have updated the wiki page using these sources.
Which wiki did you update?

It would be excellent if you also updated the "proper" wikipedia college table as it uses Fixed Assets (and old data) whereas their equivalent table for Oxford does have Endowments:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleg...ridge#Colleges
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