EIN 57-0324906

Anderson University (AU)

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Anderson University is a selective private comprehensive university located in Anderson, South Carolina. The university offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in approximately 60 areas of study.
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Anderson University (University) is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. Located on approximately 273 acres in the upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, the University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian atmosphere.The University offers 48 baccalaureate majors with 41 minors. The University also offers twelve master degrees in the fields of business, Christian studies, criminal justice, education, music education, nursing and three doctoral programs: Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Physical Therapy. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2019-2020 FISCAL YEARNew transfer agreementsThe University moved forward in providing new opportunities for community and technical college graduates, signing new transfer agreements with Greenville Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, and Tri-County Technical College. These bridge programs to more easily transfer and complete their studies at the University.Trojan Football program being launchedThe University intends to add football as its next intercollegiate athletic program, announcing in October athletic officials secured a $3 million challenge gift to raise an additional $3 million needed to field a team. The University expects to begin competitive play in the South Atlantic Conference in 2024.Spurgeon's College partnershipThe University has entered into a partnership with London's Spurgeon's College, the largest Baptist college in the United Kingdom, to support short-term study trips, student and faculty exchange programs, and other joint projects. It is Spurgeon's first, and to date only, such agreement with an American university.Center for Cybersecurity launchedThe University launched the Center for Cybersecurity, which will begin offering four new bachelor of science degrees in the fall of 2020. In addition to a traditional cybersecurity major, the center is leading the way in cybersecurity programs by offering three interdisciplinary majors: Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice; Cybersecurity and Mathematics; and Cybersecurity and Analytics. The cybersecurity programs will also include a minor and non-degreed professional certificate.The Family Enterprise Institute of South CarolinaProviding opportunities to help family-owned businesses grow and thrive is the goal of the recently launched Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina (FEISC), an initiative that will include educational, networking, research and support programs for owners and employees.Recent accoladesThe University is among the fastest growing private universities in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac. The University also has a reputation as a premier institution of higher learning and status among the best regional universities in the South as recognized by both U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.

Who funds Anderson University (AU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lettie Pate Whitehead FoundationFor General Scholarship Support.$105,000
Felburn FoundationCharitable - Rocky River Park & Wetlands Restoration Project$75,000
Central Carolina Community FoundationGeneral Support$55,672
...and 18 more grants received totalling $575,755
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$22,082,076
Department of EducationFEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM$3,285,132
Department of EducationFEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM$1,941,026
...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at AU

Kristie ColeVice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$117,734
John DonChief of Staff , Office of the President
Ben DeatonVice President for Technology , Online Learning and Innovation / Vice President for the Office of Technology Online Lea$138,647
Omar RashedSenior Vice President for Administration and Brand / Senior Vice President for Administration / Senior Vice President Administration and Bra$184,138
Wayne LandrithSenior Vice President for Development and Presidential Affairs / Senior Vice President Dev and Pres Affairs$174,360
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for AU

RevenuesFYE 05/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,902,925
Program services$94,605,915
Investment income and dividends$1,807,648
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$4,450
Net rental income$21,094
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,242,998
Net income from fundraising events$-2,588
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$126,071
Total revenues$102,222,517

Form 990s for AU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-052021-04-15990View PDF
2019-052020-09-10990View PDF
2018-052019-05-14990View PDF
2017-052018-05-14990View PDF
2016-052017-08-17990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $105,000 from Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
July 9, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $75,000 from Felburn Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 2, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
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General information
316 Blvd
Anderson, SC 29621
Metro area
Greenville-Anderson, SC
Anderson County, SC
Website URL
(864) 231-2000
Facebook page
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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