Over the past three years, endowment market value has grown by 36 percent, starting at $500 million and totaling $678 million in 2004-05. This growth in endowment market value included $111 million in new endowment gifts over the three-year period.

In 2004-05, donors contributed $42 million in new gifts toward endowments. Investment returns accounted for 6.77 percent of the annual growth. Each of the 23 CSU campuses and the Office of the Chancellor individually manage endowment funds. In 2004-05, the median annual investment return was 7.40 percent.

Collectively, CSU institutions distributed $25 million from endowment in support of the university’s students, faculty and programs.


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Last Updated: January 27, 2006