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NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments

The data collection period for the 2015 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE) began on September 2, 2015 and will continue through November 6, 2015. Invitations to institutions to participate were sent September 2. The 2015 NCSE project page allows prospective participants to retrieve a copy of the questionnaire, view frequently asked questions, access the NCSE Glossary, and provides participation instructions. Staff at institutions who wish to participate in the 2015 NCSE but have not yet received an invitation should go to our Future Participation page. Public and private nonprofit higher education institutions with endowments or affiliated foundations of all sizes are invited to participate in the NCSE. 

Results from the 2015 NCSE will be posted in late January 2016, and a final report willl available for purchase in March 2016. 

The 2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments is currently available for purchase. This online product provides you with instant access to results of the 2014 study. 

A press release and tables from the 2014 NCSE are available for free on the Public NCSE Tables page. The 2014 NCSE results are based on 832 U.S. college and university endowments and affiliated foundations, representing $516 billion in endowment assets. You may also access endowment market value and investment rate of return data from previous studies by going to our Historical Market  Values Table.


  • NCSE Participants: All staff at participating institutions have complimentary access to the report. If you need help in gaining report access, please send an email to the NCSE help desk.
  • NCSE Sponsors: All study sponsors have complimentary access to the full study. For instructions on how to access the study results, please email the NCSE help desk.
  • NCSE Products for Non-Participants: The complete study can be purchased through the NACUBO online bookstore.

2014 NACUBO-Commonfund Endowment Study Sponsors

NACUBO would like to thank the 2014 Study sponsors for their generous contributions that make the NCSE production possible.

Primary Contributor
Commonfund Institute

President's Circle

Goldman Sachs
Russell Investments


BNY Mellon
Prime Buchholz

LCG Associates
SEI Investments

Additional Resources

Contact NACUBO NCSE personnel for questions regarding the study.