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Rich Tuck Gets Bang for the Buck
Did you know that high-flying Tuck has its own endowment (which I expect is a dedicated section of the College’s total endowment)? I didn’t. Not until Poets & Quants asked all the leading B-schools just how wealthy they are. Tuck comes in at #13 with a total endowment of $332 million::
Savvy readers understand that total size is a poor way to measure a school’s financial resources, and Poets & Quants knows that, too. The publication crunched the numbers to measure endowment per student among the same schools. Tuck was a rich #4:
That meaningful level of wealth allows little Tuck to score high in the rankings: #8 at U.S. News; #5 for Forbes; #3 in The Economist; #13 among U.S. schools and #22 worldwide in the Financial Times; and #14 in Bloomberg Business.
As we have noted, Tuck ranks #1 in alumni participation in giving by a long way.
Addendum: In endowment per student the College ranks #4 in the Ivies with $740,000 per student. We are a long way behind Princeton ($2,809,000), Yale ($2,037,000), and Harvard ($1,736,000), but we are far ahead of Penn ($476,000), Brown ($335,000), Columbia ($323,000) and Cornell ($276,000).
Lest you think that these figures have no meaning, as a result of our wealth, we were able to pull $212.5 million out of the endowment in 2015 to finance operations; in comparison, Brown (which has a third more students than we do, and has more professors and pays them on average more) was able to draw only $142.7 million from its endowment — a difference of just under $70 million. Nonetheless, Brown will charge its students $64,556 in the coming year; Dartmouth will charge $66,174 — a difference of $1,618 (2.5%).
In the U.S. News rankings we are #12 among all institutions of higher learning, though in the Ivies we are ahead of only Brown (#14) and Cornell (#15). We seem to drop a place every couple of years. As for tuition, we charge more than any Ivy except Columbia.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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