Survey of University and College Endowment Results FY2021


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Endowments have posted their best returns since 1986 due to strength in global equities, private equity and venture capital.  Of those that have released results as of October 25, twelve surpassed the S&P 500’s 40.8% return over the same time frame.

The survey includes 33 individual endowment write-ups and a summary table based on publicly disclosed information which typically includes the return for FY2021 and FY2020; three, five and ten-year annualized returns; endowment asset size; allocation and returns by asset class; and the chief investment officer or equivalent. Hedge fund allocations/returns are highlighted if they have been disclosed.

Arizona State University Foundation

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brown University

Case Western Reserve

Clemson University Foundation

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Harvard University

Iowa State University Foundation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University

University of California

University of Colorado Foundation

University of Illinois System

University of Kansas

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota Foundation

University of Missouri

University of Nebraska Foundation

University of North Carolina

University of Pennsylvania

University of South Carolina

University of Texas/Texas A&M

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Vanderbilt University

Washington University in St Louis

Yale University