That college is becoming increasingly unaffordable is well documented, but how much these unaffordable colleges receive each year in financial endowments is less well-known.

Using data from the National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute, we've listed the 25 colleges in America with the highest endowments and ranked them from lowest to highest. Did your alma mater make the cut?

25 Johns Hopkins University

2013 endowment funds: $2,987,298,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 20,871

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Notable alumni include former president Woodrow Wilson, who received his PhD in 1886, and Nobel Prize winning scientists Riccardo Giacconi and Adam Riess.

24 Ohio State University

2013 endowment funds: $3,149,169,000

Type of school: Public

No. of students: 57,466

Founded in 1870, Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio.

23 Vanderbilt University

2013 endowment funds: $3,673,434,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 12,745

Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

22 Dartmouth College

2013 endowment funds: $3,733,596,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 6,144

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College is distinguishable as one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. It is located in Hanover, New Hampshire. Notable alumni include Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and former chief justice of the Supreme Court Salmon P. Chase.

21 University of Southern California

2013 endowment funds: $3,868,355,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 39,958

The University of Southern California was founded in 1880. It is located in Los Angeles, California. Notable alumni include astronaut Neil Armstrong and filmmaker George Lucas.

20 Rice University

2013 endowment funds: $4,836,728,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 6,353

Rice University was founded in 1912. It is located in Houston, Texas. Notable alumni include Nobel Prize winning chemist Richard Smalley and astronaut Peggy Whitson.

19 University of Virginia

2013 endowment funds: $5,166,660,000

Type of school: Public

No. of students: 21,095

Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819. It is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Notable alumni include Edgar Allan Poe and prominent journalist Katie Couric.

18 Cornell University

2013 endowment funds: $5,272,228,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 20,939

Founded in 1865, Cornell University is a system of higher education that includes campuses in New York City; Ithaca, New York; and Education City, Qatar. Notable alumni include former attorney general Janet Reno and Bill Nye “The Science Guy.”

17 Washington University in St. Louis

2013 endowment funds: $5,651,860,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 14,117

Founded in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Notable alumni include filmmaker Herold Ramis and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Ken Cooper and Hank Kilbanoff.

16 Emory University

2013 endowment funds: $5,816,046,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 14,513

Emory University was founded in 1836 as a private Methodist research university. It is located in DeKalb County, Georgia. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize winning historian C. Vann Woodward and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

15 Duke University

2013 endowment funds: $6,040,973,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 14,600

Duke University was founded 1838 in Trinity, North Carolina. The university has since moved to Durham, North Carolina. Notable alumni include former president Richard Nixon and former presidential candidate Ron Paul.

14 University of California (system-wide Regents portions only)

2013 endowment funds: $6,377,379,000

Type of school: Public

No. of students: 236,691

The University of California system was founded in 1868 as what is now the University of California, Berkeley. The system has 10 campuses in California. Notable alumni include former labor secretary Robert Reich and Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak.

13 University of Chicago

2013 endowment funds: $6,668,947,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 14,954

The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 as a private nondenominational research university. It is located in Chicago, Illinois. Notable alumni include novelist Kurt Vonnegut and astronomer Carl Sagan.

12 University of Notre Dame

2013 endowment funds: $6,856,301,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 11,733

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842 and is a Catholic research university located near South Bend, Indiana. Notable alumni include former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and talk show host Regis Philbin.

11 University of Pennsylvania

2013 endowment funds: $7,741,396,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 24,630

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia. Notable alumni include former president William Henry Harrison and Donald Trump. Eight signers of the Declaration of Independence and nine signers of the Constitution of the United States attended the University of Pennsylvania.

10 Northwestern University

2013 endowment funds: $7,883,323,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 19,218

Founded in 1851, Northwestern University is located in Evanston and Chicago Illinois. Notable alumni include actor Charlton Heston and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Paul Stevens.

9 Columbia University

2013 endowment funds: $8,197,880,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 26,933

Columbia University was founded in 1754 as King’s College. It is the fifth oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is located in Upper Manhattan, New York, New York. Notable alumni include President Barack Obama, Warren Buffett and economist Milton Friedman.

8 University of Michigan

2013 endowment funds: $8,382,311,000

Type of school: Public research university

No. of students: 43,426

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Notable alumni include former president Gerald Ford and Madonna.

7 Texas A&M University System (system-wide)

2013 endowment funds: $8,732,010

Type of school: Public research university

No. of students: 131,000

Founded in 1876 as Texas A&M University, the Texas A&M system now includes 11 universities in Texas. Notable alumni include the current governor of Texas, Rick Perry, as well as country music legend Lyle Lovett.

6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013 endowment funds: $11,005,932,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 10,894

Founded in 1861, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Notable alumni include former chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke and astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

5 Princeton University

2013 endowment funds: $18,200,433,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 13,346

Princeton University was founded in 1746 and was originally known as the College of New Jersey. It is the fourth oldest institution of higher education in the United States and is located in Princeton, New Jersey. Notable alumni include Former presidents James Madison and Woodrow Wilson, as well as actor Jimmy Stewart and author F. Scott Fitzgerald.

4 Stanford University

2013 endowment funds: $18,688,868,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 15,877

Founded in 1885, Stanford University is considered the most prestigious educational institution in the United States outside of the Ivy League. Notable alumni include Reese Witherspoon, John Steinbeck and retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

3 University of Texas System (system-wide)

2013 endowment funds: $20,448,313,000

Type of school: State university

No. of students (system-wide): 141,134

The University of Texas system was founded in 1883 with what is now known as the University of Texas at Austin. There are 15 institutions included within the system including colleges and health institutions. Notable alumni include news legend Walter Cronkite and actor Matthew McConaughey.

2 Yale University

2013 endowment funds: $20,780,000,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 12,223

Founded in 1701 and located New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University is the third oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Notable alumni include former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, sitting Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. Meryl Streep and Paul Newman also graduated from Yale.

1 Harvard University

2013 endowment funds: $32,334,293,000

Type of school: Private

No. of students: 21,000

Harvard University was established in 1636 and is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Notable alumni include many former presidents including George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Current president Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School.