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U.S. College and University Endowments Achieved 11.9% Return in FY10

U.S. college and university endowments and affiliated foundations achieved an average investment return of 11.9 percent in FY10- a sharp reversal from FY09, when endowments returned a -18.7 percent — according to the 2010 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments.  Total endowment assets rose from $291 billion to $346 billion.  Eight hundred and fifty American institutions participated in the NCSE, a record high in the 40-year history of NACUBO’s endowment study series.

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