KU Endowment by the numbers; total endowment dollars down, but student and faculty support dollars hit new highs

KU Endowment provided just over $160 million worth of support to the University of Kansas during its last fiscal year, financial statements show.

That actually was the smallest amount of support in the last five years, but records show that almost entirely is due to a slowdown in construction projects at the university.

The amount of endowment funding that goes to faculty support — think endowed professorships and other such activity — and student support — think of scholarships — are both at five-year highs, according to the financial reports.

Here’s a quick look at some of the key numbers of KU Endowment for each fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30 of each year:

Total endowment support to KU

FY 2020: $160.7 million

FY 2019: $173.5 million

FY 2018: $191.1 million

FY 2017: $185.3 million

FY 2016: $169.6 million

Total endowment dollars related to student support

FY 2020: $41.9 million

FY 2019: $40.9 million

FY 2018: $36.4 million

FY 2017: $33.5 million

FY 2016: $33.6 million

Total endowment dollars related to faculty support

FY 2020: $47.4 million

FY 2019: $39.9 million

FY 2018: $40.3 million

FY 2017: $38.6 million

FY 2016: $33.9 million

Total endowment dollars related to construction projects

FY 2020: $20.7 million

FY 2019: $42.6 million

FY 2018: $51.7 million

FY 2017: $62.5 million

FY 2016: $61.5 million

Total endowment dollars related to university programs

FY 2020: $50.6 million

FY 2019: $50.0 million

FY 2018: $62.6 million

FY 2017: $50.5 million

FY 2016: $40.4 million

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