La Jolla-based National University’s endowment grew by almost 20 percent in 2004, and continues to rank in the top 200 among endowment sums for colleges and universities in the nation, according to a survey of 741 schools.
Based on assets of $213 million, National University’s endowment was ranked as the 196th largest in the United States, according to a survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
The value of the 2004 endowment was up by 19.6 percent from $178 million in 2003.
Among California’s private colleges and universities, National University’s endowment ranks in the top 10.
During the last five years, National University’s endowment assets have increased by an average annual rate of 8.3 percent, said Hoyt Smith, the school’s director of public relations.