Swarthmore College's endowment returned -1.6% for the fiscal year ended June 30, said Mark Amstutz, chief investment officer, in an e-mail.
The endowment's 2016 fiscal-year benchmark return was not disclosed.
Longer term, for the five and 10 years ended June 30, the $1.75 billion endowment returned an annualized 6.3%, and 6.8%, respectively.
According to its annual report, at the end of June, the Swarthmore, Pa.-based endowment had an asset allocation of 46% equities, 18% private equity, 13% alternatives, 13% real assets, 6% fixed income and 4% cash.
A breakdown of asset class returns was not available.