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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high percentage of state school students, large endowment income.

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  1. St John's College 82

    1. The largest endowment income, £9,058,005 in 2005/6. 100
    2. Second highest percentage of state school students: 65.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 65
  2. Harris Manchester College 50

    1. The highest percentage of state school students: 77.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 100
    2. 35th largest endowment income, £66,657 in 2005/6. 0
  3. Christ Church 50

    1. Second largest endowment income, £8,126,678 in 2005/6. 90
    2. 24th highest percentage of state school students: 47.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 10

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  1. Jesus College 48

    1. Fourth largest endowment income, £5,016,515 in 2005/6. 55
    2. Ninth highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
  2. Merton College 47

    1. Seventh highest percentage of state school students: 60% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 47
    2. Seventh largest endowment income, £4,193,333 in 2005/6. 46
  3. Oriel College 38

    1. 10th highest percentage of state school students: 58.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 42
    2. 10th largest endowment income, £3,190,586 in 2005/6. 35
  4. Magdalen College 37

    1. Sixth largest endowment income, £4,218,036 in 2005/6. 46
    2. 14th highest percentage of state school students: 53.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 27
  5. Wadham College 36

    1. Fourth highest percentage of state school students: 63.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 58
    2. 20th largest endowment income, £1,293,320 in 2005/6. 14
  6. Mansfield College 33

    1. Third highest percentage of state school students: 65% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 62
    2. 34th largest endowment income, £388,316 in 2005/6. 4
  7. Hertford College 33

    1. Fifth highest percentage of state school students: 61.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 52
    2. 21st largest endowment income, £1,254,674 in 2005/6. 13
  8. St Hilda's College 29

    1. Sixth highest percentage of state school students: 60.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 49
    2. 26th largest endowment income, £934,354 in 2005/6. 10
  9. St Anne's College 29

    1. Eighth highest percentage of state school students: 59.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 46
    2. 23rd largest endowment income, £1,154,720 in 2005/6. 12
  10. Balliol College 27

    1. 13th highest percentage of state school students: 53.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 28
    2. 12th largest endowment income, £2,497,476 in 2005/6. 27
  11. Somerville College 27

    1. 12th highest percentage of state school students: 57.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 40
    2. 19th largest endowment income, £1,321,516 in 2005/6. 14
  12. New College 24

    1. Ninth largest endowment income, £3,257,592 in 2005/6. 35
    2. 22nd highest percentage of state school students: 48.4% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 13
  13. Keble College 24

    1. 11th highest percentage of state school students: 58% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 41
    2. 30th largest endowment income, £590,482 in 2005/6. 6
  14. Lincoln College 22

    1. 14th largest endowment income, £2,160,782 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 16th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
  15. University College 22

    1. Eighth largest endowment income, £3,685,982 in 2005/6. 40
    2. 29th highest percentage of state school students: 45.1% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 3
  16. Corpus Christi College 21

    1. 13th largest endowment income, £2,162,656 in 2005/6. 23
    2. 18th highest percentage of state school students: 50.3% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 19
  17. Brasenose College 18

    1. 11th largest endowment income, £2,870,831 in 2005/6. 31
    2. 27th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  18. Worcester College 15

    1. 17th largest endowment income, £1,539,246 in 2005/6. 16
    2. 21st highest percentage of state school students: 48.7% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
  19. St Edmund Hall 15

    1. 17th highest percentage of state school students: 50.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 20
    2. 25th largest endowment income, £938,544 in 2005/6. 10
  20. St Hugh's College 13

    1. 15th highest percentage of state school students: 51.2% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 21
    2. 31st largest endowment income, £513,585 in 2005/6. 5
  21. The Queen's College 13

    1. 15th largest endowment income, £2,025,847 in 2005/6. 22
    2. 28th highest percentage of state school students: 45.5% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 4
  22. Lady Margaret Hall 12

    1. 20th highest percentage of state school students: 48.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 14
    2. 27th largest endowment income, £917,821 in 2005/6. 9
  23. St Catherine's College 12

    1. 19th highest percentage of state school students: 49.9% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 17
    2. 29th largest endowment income, £618,070 in 2005/6. 6
  24. Trinity College 11

    1. 16th largest endowment income, £1,558,609 in 2005/6. 17
    2. 26th highest percentage of state school students: 45.6% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  25. St Peter's College 10

    1. 23rd highest percentage of state school students: 47.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 11
    2. 28th largest endowment income, £906,032 in 2005/6. 9
  26. Exeter College 10

    1. 18th largest endowment income, £1,325,323 in 2005/6. 14
    2. 25th highest percentage of state school students: 45.8% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 5
  27. Pembroke College 2

    1. 32nd largest endowment income, £470,210 in 2005/6. 4
    2. 30th highest percentage of state school students: 44% of offers in 2005–7 went to state students. 0

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