Brief Understanding Endowments
Sandy Baum, Victoria Lee
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College and university endowment size varies by institution sector and selectivity. Endowment assets are concentrated at a very small number of colleges and universities that enroll relatively few low-income students and the schools with the largest endowments tend to be highly selective. However, the high-endowment schools use some of their wealth to reduce the prices they charge low-income students, who pay less to attend these colleges and universities with high published prices than they pay at other institutions.
Research Areas Education
Tags Higher education Financial knowledge and capability
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center Center on Education Data and Policy