The Kenyon Parents Fund, founded in 1972, accounts for nearly one-quarter of the annual funds at Kenyon and has raised over $1,000,000 in unrestricted funds for ten years running. Gifts to the Kenyon Parents Fund support the operating budget of the College. Annual contributions help make up the difference between the actual cost of educating a student and the amount provided by tuition and fees. For the academic year, 2016-2017 the College must raise $3,455 per student in annual funds to balance the budget. Kenyon prides itself on fiscal responsibility, and has balanced the operating budget for forty-six consecutive years.
Kenyon is committed to keeping costs down—both tuition and the cost of operating the College. Tuition and fees for 2016-2017 are $63,330. The College relies on gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends, along with the financial return on investments from the endowment.
Annual Funds at Kenyon (the Kenyon Fund and the Kenyon Parents Fund) directly benefits your student’s experience by providing support to six major areas:
Did you know…
…that the Kenyon Parents Fund has one of the highest current parent participation rate among its peer colleges with 48% current parents contributing in 2015-16?
…that the Kenyon Parents Fund is second among its peer colleges in dollars raised per students, finishing the 2015-16 year with $1,245,175 in unrestricted dollars?
Peer colleges are based on student applicant and faculty applicant crossover and include: