Executives -- and the colleges they went to

Some 55,834 executives were polled by Standard & Poor's to discover from which colleges and universities they held degrees. Although a total of 498 colleges and universities were listed, a handful of major universities accounted for half their total.

Accounting for graduate degrees, the top 10 were:

Harvard University -- 3,920.

New York University -- 1,365.

Columbia University -- 1,210.

University of Michigan -- 811.

University of Pennsylvania -- 726.

University of Chicago -- 696.

Northwestern University -- 659.

Mass. Institute of Technology -- 568.

Rutgers -- the State University -- 556.

Stanford University -- 516.

The top 10 granting undergraduate degrees to top executives were:

Yale -- 1,827.

Harvard -- 1,494.

City U of New York -- 1,339.

Princeton -- 1,313.

New York U -- 1,250.

U of Pennsylvania -- 1,171.

U of Michigan -- 1,125.

U of Illinois -- 1,072.

U of Wisconsin -- 1,017.

Northwestern -- 932.

Source: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.m

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