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 $28 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 2017

type of supportFY17 Distribution
Educational support and libraries$39,170,882
Student financial aid$28,365,311
Faculty support$20,731,681
Research$9,330,628
Administrative support$7,537,673
Public service$1,333,511
Strategic savings: University$52,603,582
Strategic savings: Wexner Medical Center$7,207,789
Pending$328,993
Total$166,610,049

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