Contributions to the Nation’s Colleges and Universities Reach Historic High of $40.30 Billion
Council for Aid to Education
Contributions to the Nation’s Colleges and Universities Reach Historic High of $40.30 Billion Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 7.6 percent in 2015, according to the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey, conducted annually by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). At $40.30 billion, the total is the highest recorded since the inception of the survey in 1957.
Colleges Raised $1.2 Billion in Donations for Sports in 2015
The following athletics programs reported raising the most money in private donations in 2015.
College Amount raised
Texas A&M University $66,987,139
University of Oregon $53,698,089
University of Michigan $51,717,862
University of Texas at Austin $42,234,883
Texas Christian University $38,319,614
Kansas State University $34,369,836
Auburn University $31,739,556
University of Washington $30,730,210
University of Notre Dame $30,461,237
University of Kansas $28,934,681
The totals include deferred gifts and contributions received during the 2015 fiscal year.