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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

CMU is a college, university, or professional school based in Pittsburgh, PA that was founded in 1900. As of 2017 they had $2.1 billion in revenue and $3.7 billion in assets.

Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) mission is to create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills and personal health and well-being.

Pittsburgh, PA
B43: University or Technological Institute

Form 990s for CMU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990 PDF
2016-06Oct 4, 2017990 PDF
2015-06Aug 2, 2016990 PDF
2014-06Jul 16, 2015990 PDF
2013-06Jun 30, 2014990 PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for CMU


Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising event contributions$9,575
Related organizations$17,037,829
Government grants (contributions)$328,389,686
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$167,734,017
Non-cash contributions$11,742,277
Program services$786,005,894
Investment income and dividends$27,806,149
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$5,749,131
Net rental income$1,218,613
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$90,725,355
Net income from fundraising events$-3,746
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,682,907
Miscellaneous revenues$750,000,000
Total revenues$2,177,355,410


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$27,262,259
Grants to individuals in USA$140,026,220
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$16,065,908
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$10,918,307
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$2,963,330
Non-officer salaries and wages$595,767,566
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$35,577,382
Other employee benefits$61,630,946
Payroll taxes$31,623,481
Management fees$0
Legal fees$230,532,317
Accounting fees$1,493,017
Lobbying fees$493,109
Pro. fundraising fees$737,906
Investment mgmt fees$5,917,556
Other fee-for-service$22,944,196
Advertising and promotion$2,654,840
Office expenses$26,296,564
Information tech. expenses$21,685,980
Royalty expenses$252,681,879
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$12,873,870
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$64,487,651
All other expenses$72,964,758
Total expenses$1,742,449,577


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$56,179
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$245,146,339
Pledges and grants receivable$146,487,469
Accounts receivable$37,266,067
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$5,893,280
Inventories for use$1,698,420
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$16,326,670
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$884,633,914
Investments, publicly traded securities$1,502,283,276
Investments, other securities$891,924,120
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$49,992,048
Total assets$3,781,707,782


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$152,695,866
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$106,395,223
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$440,059,323
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$111,961,992
Other liabilities$76,574,456
Total liabilities$887,686,860

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$1,276,391,468
Temporarily restricted net assets$807,202,945
Permanently restricted net assets$810,426,509

Performance indicators

Total margin19%
Working capital$193,783,335
Current assets$452,874,424
Current liabilities$259,091,089
Days cash on hand51 days
Acid test liquidity ratio1.66

Vendors for CMU

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Schneider Downs and Co IncTax accounting2018-10-22
██████████████████████ ███Audit accounting2018-10-16
██████Content management system software2018-08-19
████████ ███Dining Services$12,240,2742017-06-01
███████ ████████████Construction$26,232,3252017-06-01
███ █████Legal Services$212,641,1562017-06-01
███████ ████████████Construction$13,563,4282017-06-01
...and 25 more vendors

Personnel at CMU

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Paul D NielsenChief Executive Officer and Director Sei$544,041June 30, 2016
███████ █████Chief Operating Officer - Qa$546,178June 30, 2016
██████ ███████Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President , Financechief Financial Officer / Interim Vice President and Chief Financial Officer-Oct. 4, 2017
█████ █████Chief of Staff / Interim Secretary-March 28, 2017
██████ █████████Vice President , Operations / Vice President for Operations-March 28, 2017
█████ ██████Vice President , Marketing and Communications / V.P for Marketing and Communication$225,775March 28, 2017
█████ ████Vice President , University Advancement / Vice President for University Advancement-March 28, 2017
███████ █ ██████Vice President for Campus Affairs$428,330June 30, 2016
████ █████████Vice President , Student Affairs-March 28, 2017
██████ ███Vice President-June 23, 2016
...and 22 more key personnel

Peer colleges, universities, and professional schools

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2Drexel University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionPhiladelphia, PA
3University of Pittsburgh501(c)(3)$2.4 billionPittsburgh, PA
4Villanova University501(c)(3)$620 millionVillanova, PA
5Cornell University501(c)(3)$4.7 billionIthaca, NY
6University of Missouri St Louis (UMSL)501(c)(3)$967 millionSt Louis, MO
7St John's University New York (SJU)501(c)(3)$756 millionJamaica, NY
8Vanderbilt University501(c)(3)$1.6 billionNashville, TN
9Yale University501(c)(3)$4.6 billionNew Haven, CT
10The University of Chicago (UChicago)501(c)(3)$3.5 billionChicago, IL
11Southern Methodist University (SMU)501(c)(3)$750 millionDallas, TX
12Emory University501(c)(3)$4.0 billionAtlanta, GA
13Loyola University Chicago (LUC)501(c)(3)$761 millionChicago, IL
14Nova Southeastern University (NSU)501(c)(3)$676 millionFort Lauderdale, FL
15University of Notre Dame501(c)(3)$2.0 billionNotre Dame, IN
16Howard University501(c)(3)$980 millionWashington, DC
17Johns Hopkins University (JHU)501(c)(3)$6.4 billionBaltimore, MD
18California Institute of Technology501(c)(3)$3.0 billionPasadena, CA
19Fordham University501(c)(3)$836 millionBronx, NY
20Rice University501(c)(3)$802 millionHouston, TX
21University of Delaware (UD)501(c)(3)$1.2 billionNewark, DE
22American University (AU)501(c)(3)$735 millionWashington, DC
23The Open University501(c)(3)$697 millionUnited Kingdom,
24Stanford University501(c)(3)$7.3 billionPalo Alto, CA
25Marquette University501(c)(3)$573 millionMilwaukee, WI

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