Washington University in St. Louis is getting creative with their endowment returns

Washington University in St. Louis is getting creative with their recent endowment returns.

Reported by Higher Ed Dive, many university endowments went wild last year with the positive movements in the stock market, including Washington University in St. Louis, who earned a whopping 65% return during the 20-21 fiscal year. So what does this newfound extra financial security mean? It means they will start offering need-blind admission, knowing they have the money to fund those students who will come in short, committing to meet 100% of undergraduates’ demonstrated financial need.

The takeaway? Many of the rich institutions got richer last year. It’s beautiful to see some of those very institutions opening up access because of it.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.