university endowments

Endowment Returns Flat for Universities

After two strong years, college and university endowments lost ground slightly during the fiscal year ending last June 30, with their investments declining 0.3 percent on average, according to a new study. U.S. stock markets have risen around 10 percent since then.

Are Some College Trustees Abusing Their Trust for Profit?

Ever wonder why college is so expensive, or why schools' big endowments aren't bearing more of the burden? Well, past of the problem may be that the trustees investing those endowment funds are taking better care of themselves than they are of their schools' money.

Is a Degree From a Top College Worth the Price?

For years now, private college tuition has risen far faster than inflation, a fact that colleges have used a fancy theory called Baumol's Law to explain away. Unfortunately for families who pay over $200,000 to send a child to one of those schools, the comparative value of the education rarely justifies the higher price.