College endowments dropped, on average, 23 percent in the first five months of the current fiscal year. Not surprising given the market implosion.
The college-by-college breakout during that five-month period is not available. But a report from the same group comparing fiscal 2008 with the previous year showed the University of Arkansas and Foundation's holdings dropped by 2.4 percent, slightly better than 3 percent average drop for all higher education institutions for the period. Much better than major financial market indicators.