EIN 35-0867977

Butler University

IRS 501(c) type
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To provide the highest quality liberal & professional education and to integrate liberal arts with professional education by creating a stimulating intellectual community.
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Program areas at Butler University

Education: Butler University delivers an outstanding education steeped in the liberal arts and coupled with experiential learning opportunites that include internships, study abroad, service projects, and scholarly research. Through this comprehensive approach, we prepare students to step directly into a career or graduate school with confidence. The universitys most recent placement rate was 98 percent, including 22 percent who went on to attend graduate school or participate in a gap-year program. In its rankings for 2021, u.s. news and world report named Butler the no. 1 school among midwest regional universities for the third consecutive year and the most innovative school in the midwest for the sixth consecutive year. The University also was listed among the best for undergraduate teaching, first-year experiences, senior capstone experiences, and study abroad opportunities. Auxiliary: clowes memorial hall Butler University's 2,200-seat clowes memorial hall opened to the public on oct. 18, 1963. This professional performing arts facility is home to Butler arts presents - an annual series of music, theatre, and dance performances - and a k-12 education program. Clowes is also the home of resident companies such as the Butler ballet. Other great organizations such as broadway in indianapolis, music for all(bands of america), and Butler's celebration of diversity distinguished lecture series also use the venue. Health and recreation complex: a health and recreation complex that is equipped with recreation courts, an indoor jogging track, an aquatics area, a weight and fitness space, and lounge opened in fall 2006. Students enrolled in at least 12 credit hours are automatic members. Membership is also available to University faculty, staff, alumni, and a limited number of community members. Athletics: Butler University participates in intercollegiate athletics at the ncaa division i level. Nineteen of Butler's 20 teams compete in the big east, while the football program is a member of the pioneer football league. The bulldogs have a long history of athletic success, including back-to-back trips to the ncaa division i men's basketball national championship game in 2010 and 2011, and the University is home to one of the nation's great intercollegiate basketball facilities, hinkle fieldhouse. For more information about Butler athletics, visit www.butlersports.com. Room and board: Butler students can choose from a number of housing options, including a residential apartment village for juniors and seniors, an apartment-style residence hall, two coeducational residence halls with optional freshman living-learning centers, and 13 fraternities and sororities. A 660-bed modern, suite-style housing facility - predominately for sophomores - opened in fall 2016, and a 647-bed, suite-style residence hall for first-year students opened in fall 2018. All Butler undergraduates are required to live on campus through junior year.

Who funds Butler University

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)College of Business$5,355,702
Big East ConferenceFunding for Athletic Program$4,609,852
Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation (RMFF)Expansion of Sciences Capital Project$1,000,000
...and 47 more grants received totalling $13,304,510
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$39,295,263
Department of EducationFEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM$7,569,083
Department of EducationFEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM$2,840,159
...and 16 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Butler University

Brent RockwoodVice President and Chief of Staff
Bruce E ArickVice President for Finance and Administration$274,255
Jonathan PurvisVice President - Advancement$257,346
Barry CollierVice President and Director of Athletics$374,057
Kathryn MorrisProvost and Vice President for Academic Affairs$254,898
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Butler University

RevenuesFYE 05/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,243,812
Program services$256,412,380
Investment income and dividends$4,294,239
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$113,560
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-5,700,088
Net income from fundraising events$11,649
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$274,375,552

Form 990s for Butler University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-052021-04-21990View PDF
2019-052020-08-14990View PDF
2018-052019-06-19990View PDF
2017-052018-05-14990View PDF
2016-052017-08-25990View 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 $77,000 from Endless Success Foundation
April 16, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 28 new grant, including a grant for $5,355,702 from Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)
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
4600 Sunset Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Metro area
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
Marion County, IN
Website URL
(800) 368-6852
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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
Parent/child status
Central organization
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