Endowments

Wealthy colleges see double-digit returns in fiscal 2021

Private equity and venture capital performed especially well in fiscal year 2021, causing the largest university endowments to swell.

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How will Harvard influence the divestment movement?

The university’s commitment to end indirect legacy investments in fossil fuels captured attention all over the world. Now higher education officials and climate activists are contemplating what the decision might mean for them.

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Endowments post strong returns in fiscal 2021, early data show

Wealthiest colleges and universities post strongest returns, which analysts say will widen the gap between higher education’s haves and have-nots.

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Divestment gains at some colleges, but can it spread where oil rules?

While divestment advocates have successfully pushed some public and private universities to drop fossil fuel investments, the movement hasn't caught on at oil-reliant institutions.

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College and university endowments post worst returns in five years

Endowments post lowest returns since 2016, but the slide isn't enough to keep 10-year averages from hitting a target.

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Wealthier colleges and universities targeted in COVID relief bill

Little-noticed provision in new COVID-19 relief bill would slash aid for colleges and universities with large endowments in half.

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Colleges faced with whether to increase endowment spending as finances grow more dire

As colleges work to balance budgets amid growing economic uncertainty, the wealthiest are faced with a recurring question: Should they tap more heavily into their endowments or leave them alone?

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Under pressure from Trump administration, wealthy colleges forgo stimulus funds

Facing criticism from the president and a warning from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Princeton, Stanford and -- eventually -- Harvard say they won't take millions in stimulus funds to help their needy students.

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The wealthiest universities are paying big endowment tax bills, but how much are others who are on the hook paying?

Colleges and universities generally aren't happy about the endowment tax, but many are paying less than the tens of millions of dollars reported by the country's wealthiest universities, a review finds. And even those ultrawealthy universities might end up paying substantially less.

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Endowment returns' 10-year average rises, but leaders see clouds on the horizon

A 5.3 percent rate of return in 2019 helped 10-year averages rise, but experts warn that earnings are unlikely to be as strong in the future.

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