by Max Pristie, June 22, 2016
The average endowment size of the schools with the largest 50 endowments is $5,200,153,415. The average endowment size of the schools with the 201-250th largest endowments is only $166,320,675 and the average of schools with 451-500th largest endowments shrinks even further to just $58,247,840. But what does this mean? Does having a larger endowment make a school better, or just simply wealthier? Will students be more inclined to go to a certain school, or have more postgraduate success, because of a larger endowment, or is there no effect at all?