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Yale’s nest egg

The endowment’s performance this year, compared to Yale’s peers.

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

Chart: Mark Zurolo ’01MFA

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The return on Yale’s endowment for the 2017–18 fiscal year was 12.3 percent, the university announced in October. At the end of June, the endowment was valued at $29.4 billion, up from $27.2 billion the year before. Endowment income will contribute $1.4 billion to the university’s budget this year, about 34 percent of revenue. This chart shows how Yale’s 2018 return this year compares with those of some of its peer institutions.

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