Charitable gifts to colleges and universities in the United States rose by a record-breaking 6.7 percent in 2017 to $43.6 billion according to the results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey conducted by the Council for Aid to Education. The VSE began collecting data in 1957 and is considered the gold standard of information for public and private four-year institutions nationwide, with 85-90 percent of all charitable giving to higher education reported.

The following summary highlights the Monroe Community College Foundation’s ranking when compared with SUNY community colleges, as well as all public associate degree-granting institutions in the country.