[FoRK] wealth disparity amongst institutions of higher learning
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Tue Dec 8 05:16:03 PST 2015
This is an interesting stat: Endowment assets are concentrated, with 11%
of institutions holding 74% of all endowment assets in 2014.
Institutions with the largest endowments (Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and
Stanford) each hold more than 4% of total endowment assets.
But I guess the question is, so what? Is that different than you
expected it to be? The universities that have been around the longest
and have the most alumni and best reputation have the largest endowment
Universities are supposed to last decades or centuries and a large
endowment is a hedge against any uncertainties or threats to its survival.
On 12/7/2015 6:19 PM, dan at geer.org wrote:
> wealth disparity amongst institutions of higher learning,
> and the attention it is drawing from the tax man.
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