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.
University of Oklahoma: $1.723 Billion
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.
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 Missouri: $1.632 Billion
The four-campus University goes as far back as 1839. The school boasts a breathtaking beautiful botanical garden that spans the entirety of the grounds.
Its flagship campus is highly regarded in the way of law, business, medicine, and education.
Southern Methodist University : $1.627 Billion
Originally founded in 1911, the Southern Methodist University (SMU) has satellite campuses in Plano, Taos, and New Mexico. In 2015 $45 million, the largest single donation in its century-long existence was donated to the school to serve the museum and art school.
The SMU campus also contains the famous Bridwell Library, named after notable benefactor Joseph Sterling Bridwell. The facility is a leader in theological research