Do College Endowments Affect Graduates' Salaries?
The size of a university’s endowment is frequently a measure of its wealth and prestige. Despite the significant hit that endowments took last year—plummeting an average of nearly 20 percent—many schools still have enormous resources at their disposal. But is that money being spent on improving the education of students, and how well do those substantial sums of money help students in the real world? This is a look at their most well-endowed universities and the average starting salaries of their bachelor degree recipients.