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Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Indiana University 17th in the nation in Total Voluntary Support rankings

Feb. 15, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University is 17th among all colleges and universities in the nation in Total Voluntary Support, the sum of private-sector gifts and non-governmental grants received by the university in fiscal year 2011. In the rankings released today, Feb. 15, by the Council for Aid to Education, IU ranks sixth among public universities and second in the Big Ten.

Together, all campuses of IU received $295.9 million in support from the private sector in FY 2011. This includes $146.9 million in gifts, $16.5 million for Riley Children's Foundation and $132.5 million in non-governmental grants.

"Indiana University's consistent ranking among the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation is testament to the remarkable generosity of our donors, friends and alumni," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said. "It also offers an important reminder that, even in difficult economic times, our supporters continue to recognize that the world-class education we provide and the enormous impact we have on the economic development of our home state is well worth their investment."

"Looking closely at the fundraising numbers for fiscal 2011 reveals many strengths," said Gene Tempel, president of the Indiana University Foundation. "Our donor numbers have remained steady at just over 123,000, and we've seen a significant increase in the number of donors who make gifts of $100,000 or more, bolstering a key base of support for the university."

The amount of private-sector grants awarded to faculty in FY 2011 was the second highest on record. "And we're looking strong for fiscal 2012," Tempel added, pointing to a recent wave of extraordinary gifts, including a $33 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to renovate and expand undergraduate facilities at the Kelley School of Business.

The nation's Top 20 institutions in Total Voluntary Support:

  1. Stanford University -- $709,422,838
  2. Harvard University -- $639,153,000
  3. Yale University -- $580,325,333
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- $534,342,957
  5. Columbia University -- $495,561,626
  6. Johns Hopkins University -- $485,410,060
  7. University of Pennsylvania -- $437,717,722
  8. *University of California-Los Angeles -- $415,030,422
  9. *University of California-San Francisco -- $409,447,963
  10. University of Southern California -- $402,410,787
  11. *University of Texas at Austin -- $354,338,842
  12. Duke University -- $349,657,635
  13. New York University -- $337,852,081
  14. *University of Washington-Seattle Campus -- $334,493,850
  15. *University of Wisconsin-Madison -- $315,767,513
  16. Cornell University -- $315,531,371
  17. *INDIANA UNIVERSITY -- $295,897,683
  18. *University of California-Berkeley -- $283,346,832
  19. *University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- $274,947,462
  20. *University of Minnesota-Twin Cities -- $272,567,583

* Public universities.