The University of Oklahoma is a highly respectable institution with a current endowment of $1.735 billion and the number one among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars.
The 3,000–acre campus comprises of two famous museums: The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Native American artwork. The university’s wealth also stems largely from its successful sports programs.
Georgetown University : $1.735 Billion
Georgetown University is currently the 22nd best university in the world. Founded in 1789, Georgetown’s centrally-located campus comprises of several beautifully built Romanesque buildings, one of which includes the National Historic Landmark Healy Hall.
Georgetown’s top-ranked law school sits right on Capitol Hill, while auxiliary campuses exist in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar. The school enjoys a healthy donor pool, as well, including former L.A. Dodgers owner Frank H. McCourt, Jr., who in 2014 pledged a record $100 million to build the McCourt School of Public Policy.
The University of Kansas: $1.735 Billion
The largest and richest university in the whole state, University of Kansas (KU) is made up of five campuses including its main campus in Lawrence. It holds most of its wealth from a successful sports program, prime real estate, and several museums.
In 2018, the university received $66 million from the Sunderland Foundation. It was the largest donation ever in its history. Additional donations include $20 million from the Capitol Federal Foundation of Topeka as well as the massive sum of $35 million from Charles and Mary Jane Spahr (both alumni.)
The University of Florida: $1.675 Billion
Dubbed the “Public Ivy” in 2001, The University of Florida is ranked 50 in the top Universities in the world. In 201, the school received a $75 million dollar pledge from businessman Al Warrington (hence the name Warrington College of Business Administration.)
While Warrington has consistently donated to the cool since 1996, his 2014 sum was his largest ever. Herbert Wertheim shortly followed up with a $50 million donation in 2015.
University of Nebraska: $1.664 Billion
The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869, initially with just one campus in Lincoln. Like many colleges mentioned on this list, this university's wealth is largely from its land and property.
The campus that once extended only four city blocks is now almost 3,000 city acres. The Lincoln campus is also home to boasts $800–million expansion called the Nebraska Innovation Campus, a state–of–the–art facility that houses biotechnology and other life science research.