The endowment at Kalamazoo College continues to grow in part due to donor support. The market value of the endowment as of June 30, 2018 reached a new high—$240,993,994. The rate of return was 9.5% this past fiscal year.
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) represents more than 1,900 U.S. colleges and universities. In stewarding our current endowment, K’s returns have outperformed the NACUBO average over the past five (+9.7% to +7.8%) and 10 (+4.8% to +4.4%) years.
Despite K’s growth in recent years, among peer institutions in the Great Lakes Colleges Association, K remains in the middle of the pack.