What the portfolio supports

The Long-Term Investment Pool contains thousands of endowments funded by private gifts, strategic investments by the university, and rainy-day funds that the university has saved to protect the financial health of the university and Wexner Medical Center.

Endowments generate more than $38 million a year for student scholarships and cover the cost of other priorities that might otherwise otherwise be borne by tuition and tax dollars. Students benefit from access to these resources, which improve the quality of education and healthcare at Ohio State.

Distributions for Fiscal Year 2018

type of supportFY18 Distribution
Academic strategic priorities$66,867,982
Educational support and facilities$43,608,372
Student financial aid$38,708,739 
Faculty support$29,836,226
Wexner Medical Center$11,062,213
Research$9,746,042
Public service$1,385,445
Pending$321,517
Total$201,536,536

Note: 97 percent of gifted endowments specify the use based on the donor(s)' wishes.