This chapter begins with a discussion of educational endowments, focusing on those of the colleges and universities in the UK. It presents a background of educational endowments of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge followed by a description of data collection methods used for the study. Restricted versus unrestricted funds, size of endowment assets, higher education funding in the UK, funding of Ivy League universities compared to Oxford and Cambridge, and the accounting of endowments are discussed.
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