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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 2018 they had $1.5 billion in revenue and $4.0 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$13,150
Related organizations$17,224,807
Government grants (contributions)$338,123,712
Normal grants, contributions, etc.$181,301,375
Non-cash contributions$31,635,133
Program services$838,829,432
Investment income and dividends$39,007,960
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$6,885,326
Net rental income$1,723,904
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$100,018,850
Net income from fundraising events$141,123
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,553,090
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,526,822,729


Grants to govts. and orgs. in USA$23,677,696
Grants to individuals in USA$154,203,870
Grants to govts., orgs., and individuals outside USA$10,628,393
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, etc.$8,518,214
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$4,238,678
Non-officer salaries and wages$631,223,607
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$37,387,110
Other employee benefits$68,324,462
Payroll taxes$33,981,661
Management fees$0
Legal fees$4,333,533
Accounting fees$1,276,869
Lobbying fees$512,907
Pro. fundraising fees$927,400
Investment mgmt fees$6,532,258
Other fee-for-service$25,715,093
Advertising and promotion$2,913,137
Office expenses$26,057,434
Information tech. expenses$23,982,690
Royalty expenses$824,505
Public official travel and entertainment$0
Conferences, meetings, etc.$13,966,480
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$66,876,982
All other expenses$78,617,778
Total expenses$1,335,161,953


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$59,249
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$469,239,273
Pledges and grants receivable$147,377,892
Accounts receivable$36,006,690
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Loans receivable from other disqualified persons$0
Notes and loans receivable$129,664
Inventories for use$1,747,485
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$18,614,646
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$965,804,336
Investments, publicly traded securities$1,310,739,649
Investments, other securities$1,067,584,038
Investments, program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$50,319,446
Total assets$4,067,622,368


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$155,922,061
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$104,778,499
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$460,445,719
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$85,844,702
Other liabilities$69,968,006
Total liabilities$876,958,987

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$1,466,127,692
Temporarily restricted net assets$844,322,843
Permanently restricted net assets$880,212,846

Performance indicators

Total margin12%
Working capital$412,474,339
Current assets$673,174,899
Current liabilities$260,700,560
Days cash on hand128 days
Acid test liquidity ratio2.50

Vendors for CMU

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Schneider Downs and Co IncTax accounting2019-05-31
██████████████████████ ███Audit accounting2018-10-16
██████Content management system software2018-08-19
████████ ███Dining Services$13,059,0352018-06-01
█████████████ ███Legal Services$22,000,0002018-06-01
████Campaign Consultation$247,6742018-06-01
██████ ███Campaign Marketing$313,6132018-06-01
██ ████ ███Construction$79,093,0932018-06-01
...and 24 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
████ █████Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement-March 28, 2017
...and 20 more key personnel

Peer colleges, universities, and professional schools

1Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)501(c)(3)$600 millionPhiladelphia, PA
2Villanova University501(c)(3)$668 millionVillanova, PA
3University of Pennsylvania (Penn)501(c)(3)$6.7 billionPhiladelphia, PA
4Drexel University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionPhiladelphia, PA
5University of Pittsburgh501(c)(3)$2.4 billionPittsburgh, PA
6Lehigh University501(c)(3)$496 millionBethlehem, PA
7Duquesne University501(c)(3)$416 millionPittsburgh, PA
8Johnson & Wales University501(c)(3)$509 millionProvidence, RI
9Fordham University501(c)(3)$836 millionBronx, NY
10Howard University501(c)(3)$980 millionWashington, DC
11University of Notre Dame501(c)(3)$2.0 billionNotre Dame, IN
12Rice University501(c)(3)$802 millionHouston, TX
13California Institute of Technology501(c)(3)$3.0 billionPasadena, CA
14Johns Hopkins University (JHU)501(c)(3)$6.4 billionBaltimore, MD
15University of Richmond (UR)501(c)(3)$486 millionRichmond, VA
16Santa Clara University (SCU)501(c)(3)$524 millionSanta Clara, CA
17Brandeis University501(c)(3)$520 millionWaltham, MA
18St John's University New YORK (SJU)501(c)(3)$781 millionJamaica, NY
19Yale University501(c)(3)$4.6 billionNew Haven, CT
20The University of Chicago (UChicago)501(c)(3)$3.5 billionChicago, IL
21Emory University501(c)(3)$4.0 billionAtlanta, GA
22Cornell University501(c)(3)$4.7 billionIthaca, NY
23University of St Thomas501(c)(3)$405 millionSt Paul, MN
24Loyola University Chicago (LUC)501(c)(3)$761 millionChicago, IL
25Vanderbilt University501(c)(3)$1.6 billionNashville, TN

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