Endowment

The Higher Ed Cost Crisis and What CFOs Are Doing about It

It’s no secret that costs are a major concern for most colleges and universities. In fact, costs in higher education are exceeding the rate of inflation—while operating budgets are shrinking.

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A Hard Landing For University Endowments

For years, America’s largest, richest and most prestigious universities have been the envy of investors. They churned out double-digit returns over the last two decades, even with steep losses during the financial crisis. Harvard’s endowment today is over $30 billion and has generated annualized returns of 12.5 percent over the last 20 years.

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Mixed Returns for Endowments

An uneven economic year yielded uneven results for the largest university endowments, with reports released through Thursday revealing a range of results, from a fractional loss on investments for Harvard to a healthy gain for M.I.T.

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Harvard Endowment Shrinks; Still Wealthiest In US

Harvard University's endowment shrunk slightly during the last fiscal year to $30.7 billion, but the Ivy League school remains the wealthiest in the nation.

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Yale Endowment Earns 4.7 Percent Return

Yale University says its endowment earned a 4.7 percent investment return for the past year and now stands at $19.3 billion.

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Maine's COA Receives $1.25 Million Gift

Maine’s College of the Atlantic has received a $1.25 million gift that will pay for a faculty head of the school’s literature and women’s studies program.

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Fisk U Agrees To Share Art Collection

Fisk University in Tennessee says it has completed an agreement with an Arkansas museum to share ownership of the Stieglitz Art Collection.

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Western Michigan University Investing Less In U.S. Stocks, More In REITS And Global Bonds

Western Michigan University is changing where its investing its money from domestic to international assets to decrease risk and enhance returns.

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Use Surplus To Boost University Endowments (Opinion)

By devoting a share of the money to the endowments, North Dakotans can make the surplus work for them for generations.

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UC Santa Barbara Gets $50-Million Gift From Oracle Chairman

The donation from Jeffrey and Judy Henley is the biggest in UC Santa Barbara's history. It will support energy efficiency research and engineering programs.

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