Let me know if you can think of a single other PUBLIC University, in the entire United States, that checks these boxes:
-Is Less than a 100 years old.
-Has an Endowment of $1 Billion, or greater.
-Has over 40,000 students with at least 1/4 living on campus.
-Is not a Land Grant School …meaning the majority of the funds have been raised internally NOT handed a blank check by a State or Federal Program. I’ll add we aren’t even in our state’s PUF program.
-Has finished inside the top 10 in both of the 2 major revenue producing sports. (UH has finished top 5 in both but I’ll allow top 10)
People, especially within our own market/state, are quick to discount us or call us Cougar High but what we have accomplished literally puts us in a class of one. What we have built here is nothing short of extraordinary. The future is bright!
Perhaps, that’s the portion they have invested with Cambridge Associates. Maybe, they have other sources or have spent some of the 300 mllion plus on professor salaries, research, etc. I know my former employer made a huge donation towards a specific college so maybe some of those are run by the specific college as compared to a general UH fund.