Stanford University reports FY2018 financial results

Stanford University reported its financial results for fiscal year 2018 (FY2018), which ended Aug. 31, 2018. Consolidated net assets increased $2.7 billion, or 7 percent, to end the year at $43.2 billion. Consolidated results include the university, Stanford Health Care (SHC), and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford (LPCH), as well as other majority-owned or controlled entities of these organizations.

“Stanford’s FY18 financial results were solid, providing the financial resources to further advance our education, research and clinical care missions. Consolidated FY2018 financial results benefited from the generosity of our donors, solid investment performance and continued growth in health care services,” said Randy Livingston, vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer.

Net assets of the university, excluding SHC and LPCH, increased 6 percent, to $36.9 billion. The university’s endowment rose in value by 7 percent to $26.5 billion.  Payout from the endowment increased 6 percent to $1.2 billion in FY2018, funding 21.9 percent of the university’s FY2018 expenses. Operating revenues were $5.9 billion, up $263 million or 5 percent over the prior year.

In FY2018, SHC’s net assets increased $457 million, or 13 percent, to $4.0 billion; LPCH’s net assets increased $23 million, or 1 percent, to $2.4 billion.

FY2018 results were reported to the university’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 4 and are posted on the Stanford bondholder web pages (

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