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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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    Master of Trinity be like
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    (Original post by TheNervousWreck)
    ok
    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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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    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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    (Original post by Ali1302)
    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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    (Original post by Blutooth)
    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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    (Original post by Ali1302)
    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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    (Original post by colourtheory)
    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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    (Original post by Ali1302)
    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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    (Original post by jneill)
    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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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    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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    (Original post by Ali1302)
    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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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    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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    (Original post by Ali1302)
    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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