Endowment-Treasurer's Office - Carnegie Mellon University


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an endowment?

How do endowments work?

How much is typically spent from an endowment each year?

Carnegie Mellon’s Endowment

Why is Carnegie Mellon’s endowment important?

How much of the endowment goes to support students and their educational experience?

How does our endowment compare to other educational institutions?

How much of Carnegie Mellon’s endowment covers annual operations?

How does Carnegie Mellon decide what to spend out of the endowment each year?

Why can’t Carnegie Mellon spend more out of the endowment each year?

How are the endowment funds accounted for?

How are the assets actually managed?

How are Endowment Distributions Made?