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Benefits of an endowment

  by Melinda Pradarelli  

Cornell’s mission is to empower students for success through productive careers and service to the global community. The college realizes this mission through a commitment to a rigorous curriculum, an active intellectual and co-curricular life on campus, and through faculty and staff members who serve as mentors. An appropriate endowment can provide forever for students:

• The most outstanding teaching faculty available in the marketplace.
• The means for fine students to afford a Cornell education through scholarships.
• The experience to learn within academic centers of excellence that fit the needs of our times.
• The opportunities to engage, as a routine and not an exception, in a range of exciting research projects with their professors.
• The opportunities to choose among many study-abroad options.
• The exposure to public figures and cultural experiences that forever broaden their lives.
• The advantages of familiarity with cutting-edge technology in their learning experiences in every major field offered by Cornell.
• A leg up among their peers in competitive career searches through early opportunities to participate in donor-funded work internships.

Endowments (in millions and per student) of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) and the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) for 2002-2003.
[Endowment source: Chronicle of Higher Education; endowment per student is derived from 2002-03 enrollment statistics from 2004 Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications Inc., edited by Jeanne M. Burke.]

COLLEGE

ENDOWMENT

PER STUDENT

Albion
Antioch
Beloit
Carleton
Coe
Colorado
Cornell
Denison
DePauw
Earlham
Grinnell
Hope
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Knox
Lake Forest
Lawrence
Macalester
Monmouth
Oberlin
Ohio Wesleyan
Ripon
St. Olaf
Wabash
Wooster

127
26
86
452
44
372
50
399
376
301
1,112
104
117
125
44
56
164
436
28
538
114
34
153
298
184

76,598
44,674
67,135
233,954
33,208
192,746
50,150
192,197
160,821
278,704
847,561
34,267
92,563
80,593
39,819
43,277
119,360
236,957
25,712
188,904
59,623
34,448
50,312
326,754
99,138

 

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