Finance

Bowdoin is one of the few colleges in the country that enjoys an alumni/ae giving participation rate over 50%. The generosity of alumni/ae, parents and friends is delivered to Bowdoin students in the form of financial aid, professorships, operations, instruction, technology, libraries and museums.

 

Operating Expenses, Endowment Market Value & Voluntary Support

FY Ending June 30th: Operating Expenses  Endowment 
Market Value at 
End of Fiscal Year 
Endowment per 
FTE Student 
Voluntary Support 
Total Gifts 
2019 $179,431,000  $1,743,671,000  $954,913 
2018 $167,456,000  $1,628,165,000  $897,555  $35,635,000 
2017 $160,575,000  $1,455,909,000  $807,493  $30,607,023 
2016 $157,249,000  $1,339,981,000  $746,092  $36,050,899 
2015 $154,283,000  $1,392,760,000  $772,468  $52,729,233 
2014 $146,642,000  $1,216,030,000  $678,588  $41,144,752 
2013 $140,051,000  $1,038,640,000  $566,325  $46,155,872 
2012 $131,526,000  $902,364,000  $508,374  $30,181,036 
2011 $128,415,000  $904,215,000  $514,636  $35,935,989 
2010 $122,241,000  $753,525,000  $425,000  $48,006,258 
2009 $121,979,000  $688,384,000  $400,223  $59,852,875 
2008 $117,198,000  $831,460,000  $485,666  $43,514,931 
2007 $109,074,000  $827,716,000  $478,725  $50,990,884 
2006 $103,618,000  $673,440,000  $404,955  $34,587,839 
2005 $96,269,000  $578,206,000  $346,024  $38,147,672 
2004 $91,847,000  $514,243,000  $313,181  $26,000,256 
2003 $89,673,000  $452,436,000  $273,872  $25,236,915 
2002 $90,276,000  $430,623,000  $264,836  $23,781,788 
2001 $83,448,000  $433,244,000  $269,934  $22,663,199 
2000 $74,740,000  $465,274,000  $290,433  $67,270,514 
1999 $67,789,000  $406,853,000  $258,155  $19,759,651 
1998 $60,746,000  $373,300,000  $233,313  $56,912,741 
1997 $55,583,000  $337,942,000  $214,430  $18,592,676 
1996 $54,119,000  $276,486,000  $181,421  $18,195,771 
1995 $55,658,000  $222,618,000  $150,825  $15,885,917 
1994 $51,821,000  $193,962,000  $129,914  $10,408,770 
1993 $48,115,000  $185,292,000  $129,394  $9,251,426 
1992 $47,599,000  $165,754,000  $115,750  $10,548,084 
1991 $50,067,000  $161,500,000  $116,775  $19,493,713 
1990 $46,838,000  $142,900,000  $104,996  $14,460,862 

 

Alumni/ae Giving Statistics

FY Ending June 30th: % Alumni/ae Participation *
2019 51.5
2018 53.4
2017 54.4
2016 55.9
2015 61.6
2014 59.3
2013 59.0
2012 58.1
2011 56.3
2010 54.0
2009 54.0
2008 58.0
2007 59.5
2006 57.1
2005 57.9
2004 55.3
2003 55.3
* Reflects Alumni/ae Giving to the Alumni Fund/Polar Bear Athletic Fund.