Billion Dollar University Endowments
In the United States, and many other parts of the world, the university endowment is considered the integral piece to the financial health of academic institutions. These institutions use these endowments in order to finance the operating expenses and capital requirements needed to run their facilities and provide services to students. This infographic illustrates some very interesting facts about the nation’s largest endowments.
Who Earns More: Public vs Private School Graduates
Since private schools are usually more expensive, the following infographic will shed some insight into the return on investment (ROI) of attending a private versus a public 4-year institution and how that impacts your earnings over a 30-year career.
How Universities Are Spending Your Money
College has gotten increasingly expensive for students leaving many parents and students to wonder where their tuition dollars are going. Academic Earth took a look at a recent report that breaks down how your tuition dollars are spent across public, private, research, and community colleges. What was found is that much of the increase in cost has been to offset declining tax revenues and the underperforming endowment portfolio. In the end, it is important for universities to maintain transparency as to how tuition dollars are spent to keep the public (and students) informed on how resources are being allocated.