Thursday, September 26, 2013

Show Me the Money

Recently, Harvard announced a little fund-raising campaign.  Since Harvard is known as the universe's most highly endowed university already, I thought it might be interesting to look at the world of college and university endowments.

This map shows 833 colleges or universities listed in the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Almanac.  The size of the square shows the relative amount of endowment dollars in comparison to the selections; the size changes if you take out Canada, or filter by rank, or only look at certain states, but the actual amount does not.

The color shows the percentage change since the 2011 year-end. Hover over a square for details.