http://hbcumoney.com/2012/03/14/2011hbcuendowments/ 2011′s Top 10 HBCU Endowments Posted on March 14, 2012 | Leave a comment 2011′s Top HBCU Endowments Youâ€™ll notice some schools missing from the 2010 list. This is a result of not responding to NACUBOâ€™s survey in time for its publishing and not so much them dropping out of the top 10 by actual value. Even with that we see a $200 million increase in the top 10 list from 2010. A number that must be vastly improved to say the least (The Standford Challenge raised $6.2 billion over 5 years which is 4 times the size of our top 10 endowments combined over 100 plus years). A good sign is the 2011 list comprises five schools in the $100 million plus club versus only three from 2010. Make sure you know your HBCUâ€™s endowment even if its not in the top 10. This is information you can request from your administrationâ€™s Chief Financial Officer. And as always if you donâ€™t see your school here â€“ INVEST. Endowment (in millions) l Investment Return % 1. Howard University $539,316 l 17.3% 2. Spelman College $326,929 l 10.7% 3. Hampton University $240,014 l 12.8% 4. Florida A&M University $111,516 l 16.0% 5. Meharry Medical College $107,529 l 18.6% 6. Morehouse School of Medicine $72,916 l 15.8% 7. Bethune Cookman University $42,487 l 24.8% 8. Tennessee State University $38,130 l 22.2% 9. Texas Southern University $36,194 l 19.7% 10. Winston-Salem State University $25,323 l 16.6% Take a look at how an endowment works. Not only scholarships but research, recruiting talented faculty & students, faculty salaries, and a host of other things can be paid for through a strong endowment. It ultimately is the lifeblood of a college or university.