February 1, 2013
Year-by-Year Comparison of College and University Endowments, 2007-12
Recent economic volatility has taken its toll on college and university endowments. This interactive chart shows how the endowments of more than 800 institutions have fared over the past six years. Related Article | Sortable Table: College and University Endowments, 2011-12
Adjust for inflation
Source: National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute
Notes: This table shows the market values of endowments serving institutions in the United States and Canada for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2007, to June 30, 2012. One-year change reflects the net impact of donor gifts, investment gains or losses, and expenses paid out by the endowment. Endowments for Canadian institutions are expressed in U.S. dollars. Where systems reported separate endowments for the system as a whole and for individual institutions within the system, we list the endowments separately. Where institutions reported separate figures for institutional endowments and those of affiliated foundations, we combine those endowments.
Correction (2/28/2013, 4:02 p.m.): Because of incorrect data provided by Brown University, this chart originally misstated the university’s results for 2012. Brown's endowment declined by 1.1 percent, not by 7.3 percent, to a value of $2,624,332,000, not $2,460,131,000. The chart has been updated to reflect this correction.
Correction (6/3/2013, 10:45 a.m.): Because of incorrect data provided to The Chronicle, this chart originally misstated the Brookings Institution's data. The 2012 endowment value for the Brookings Institution is $262,209,000, not $844,203,000. Its 2011 endowment value is $275,066,000, not $275,357,000. The one-year change from 2011-12 is -4.7%, not 206.6%. The chart has been updated to reflect these corrections.