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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2895 on: February 23, 2022, 08:25:43 am »
The latest NACUBO endowment study is out, and like their counterparts elsewhere Division III schools had a good year.  It's important to note that this study reflects endowments as of June 30, 2021 and results taken after the recent drops in the stock market would not be nearly as rosy.  Average endowment size increased 35% to $1.1 billion, though that is top-weighted as the median increased to only $220 million, with more than half of endowments being under $250 million.  Only one school of the 700-plus respondents - Albright - reported a loss during the period, but two other D3s - Messiah and Curry - were also at the bottom of the list with gains under 6%.  At the other extreme, Wash U, with an endowment already among the top 25 colleges, saw its endowment skyrocket by over 60% to $13.5 billion.  In terms of endowment per student, MIT, Amherst and Williams rank in the top ten of all schools, followed immediately by Pomona, Swarthmore, and Grinnell. 

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2896 on: February 23, 2022, 10:45:12 am »
Thanks for that link, Ron. The latest NACUBO endowment table is always a nice resource to have on hand.
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2897 on: February 23, 2022, 12:41:08 pm »
Some numbers at the bottom of the list for D3

Southern Virginia with by far the smallest endowment of any school that responded with just under $2M. The next smallest was a Community College with $6M
Centenary (NJ) $16.3M
MCLA $18.1M
Lakeland $21.4M
Defiance $23.1M

Smallest endowment per full time student:
Southern Virginia $1,873
University of Wisconsin System (which includes all 8 WIAC schools and UW-Superior) $4,244
Ramapo $5,321
New England College $7,624
Oswego $8,332
For reference, MIT has the largest for D3 at almost $2.5M per student with the average being $220k and median over $64k.
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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2898 on: February 25, 2022, 03:16:06 pm »
The latest NACUBO endowment study is out, and like their counterparts elsewhere Division III schools had a good year.  It's important to note that this study reflects endowments as of June 30, 2021 and results taken after the recent drops in the stock market would not be nearly as rosy.  Average endowment size increased 35% to $1.1 billion, though that is top-weighted as the median increased to only $220 million, with more than half of endowments being under $250 million.  Only one school of the 700-plus respondents - Albright - reported a loss during the period, but two other D3s - Messiah and Curry - were also at the bottom of the list with gains under 6%.  At the other extreme, Wash U, with an endowment already among the top 25 colleges, saw its endowment skyrocket by over 60% to $13.5 billion.  In terms of endowment per student, MIT, Amherst and Williams rank in the top ten of all schools, followed immediately by Pomona, Swarthmore, and Grinnell.
I would like to see a graph showing endowment on one axis with years of existence on the other axis.

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Re: Future of Division III
« Reply #2899 on: February 25, 2022, 03:17:47 pm »
The latest NACUBO endowment study is out, and like their counterparts elsewhere Division III schools had a good year.  It's important to note that this study reflects endowments as of June 30, 2021 and results taken after the recent drops in the stock market would not be nearly as rosy.  Average endowment size increased 35% to $1.1 billion, though that is top-weighted as the median increased to only $220 million, with more than half of endowments being under $250 million.  Only one school of the 700-plus respondents - Albright - reported a loss during the period, but two other D3s - Messiah and Curry - were also at the bottom of the list with gains under 6%.  At the other extreme, Wash U, with an endowment already among the top 25 colleges, saw its endowment skyrocket by over 60% to $13.5 billion.  In terms of endowment per student, MIT, Amherst and Williams rank in the top ten of all schools, followed immediately by Pomona, Swarthmore, and Grinnell.
I would like to see a graph showing endowment on one axis with years of existence on the other axis.
Great idea.
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