University of Memphis Ranked in Top Quarter for Charitable Support

August 14, 2017 - The University of Memphis is ranked in the top quarter of higher education institutions for total charitable support, according to the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), an independent organization specializing in educational assessments.

Each year, CAE gathers data about charitable support through the Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey, an authoritative national source of data on charitable giving to higher education and private K-12 institutions. The UofM is ranked 225 out of 971 higher-education institutions, both private and public, in the most recent survey.

"I am grateful for the remarkable donors who continuously choose to invest in the University of Memphis," said President M. David Rudd. "The generosity of alumni and friends not only directly benefits our students, but it helps the UofM fulfill our vision of becoming one of the nation's top metropolitan research universities by providing much needed support across our campuses."

CAE has managed the VSE survey since 1957. The VSE survey yields hundreds of variables related to fundraising in public and private colleges and universities and a small number of pre-college institutions. The data is used to estimate national trends and for benchmarking by individual institutions.


Gabrielle Maxey