EIN 57-0324906

Anderson University (AU)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
1,414
Year formed
1911
Most recent tax filings
2020-05-01
Description
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.

Program areas at AU

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.

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

Who funds Anderson University (AU)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Felburn FoundationCharitable - Rocky River Park & Wetlands Restoration Project$75,000
 View purchase optionsGeneral Support$55,672
 View purchase optionsGeneral Support$50,000
...and 15 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$22,082,076
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...and 5 more federal grants / contracts

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

Personnel at AU

NameTitleCompensation
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
 View purchase optionsSenior Vice President for Administration and Brand / Senior Vice President for Administration / Senior Vice President Administration and Bra$184,138
 View purchase optionsSenior Vice President for Development and Presidential Affairs / Senior Vice President Dev and Pres Affairs$174,360
...and 18 more key personnel

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Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$102,222,517
2020
Yearly growth
7.4%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$96,439,153
2020
Yearly growth
7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$187,384,632
2020
Yearly growth
6.7%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
1,414
2020
Yearly growth
1.8%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
316 Blvd
Anderson, SC 29621
Metro area
Greenville-Anderson, SC
County
Anderson County, SC
Website URL
andersonuniversity.edu/ 
Phone
(864) 231-2000
Facebook page
AndersonUniversitySC 
Twitter profile
@andersonunivsc 
IRS details
EIN
57-0324906
Fiscal year end
May
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1911
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Parent/child status
Central organization