EIN 23-1653718

DeSales University

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It is the mission of DeSales University to provide men and women with quality higher education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism as developed by Saint Francis de Sales and his spiritual heirs. The mission of DeSales University is to pr...
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DeSales University is child organization, under the parent exemption from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Program areas at DeSales University

Desales University is a medium-sized, private, four-year catholic University with a salesian mission administered by the oblates of st. francis de sales. Students at Desales are exposed to catholic teachings but are also afforded the luxury of exploring in an atmosphere of intellectual freedom. It is the mission of Desales University to provide men and women with quality higher education according to the philosophy of christian humanism as developed by saint francis de sales and his spiritual heirs. The University imparts knowledge and develops talents for, personal, familial, and societal living. Desales University enriches the human community and enhances the dignity of the individual through its educational endeavors. In its work, the University fosters a vital and respectful dialogue between roman catholic faith and human culture. The Desales main campus is located in center valley, pa on 550 acres approximately 50 miles north of philadelphia, pa and 90 miles southwest of new york city. The University offers traditional, online, and hybrid courses and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Desales University is accredited by the middle states commission on higher education (msche). Several program-specific accreditations are also held by the University including the accreditation review commission on education for the physician assistant (arc-pa), commission on collegiate nursing education (ccne), the commission on accreditation in physical therapy education (capte), the association of collegiate business schools and programs (acbsp), and certified financial planner board registered programs. Desales has also been approved by the Pennsylvania department of education (pde) to participate in the national council for state authorization reciprocity agreements (nc-sara) for postsecondary distance education.the University offers over 40 bachelor's degrees, 8 master's degrees, and 2 doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines. Over 30 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs are also offered. Over 40 degree and certificate programs are offered via distance education with 25% of students enrolled exclusively in distance education and another 39% enrolled in at least one distance course.as of official census in fall 2020, Desales University enrolled a total of 3,302, with 2,398 undergraduate students and 904 graduate students. The student-faculty ratio at Desales University is 12:1, and the school has 63% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82%. Within six years, 65% of full-time, first-year students graduate with a bachelor's degree. The most popular undergraduate majors at Desales University include nursing, medical studies, biology, theatre, and criminal justice. More than 95% of undergraduate, full-time traditional students receive some form of financial aid.

Form 990s for DeSales University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-20990View PDF
2019-062020-09-15990View PDF
2018-062019-12-20990View PDF
2017-062018-10-16990View PDF
2016-062017-11-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds DeSales University

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Salvaggio Family FoundationCharitable$300,000
 View purchase optionsDonor Designated for General Support$201,250
 View purchase optionsFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$183,482
...and 18 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$25,874,461
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...and 8 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by DeSales University

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Oblates of St Francis de SalesGala Sponsor$15,000
Catholic Campus Ministry AssociationGeneral Operations$10,207
Nativity Preparatory SchoolGala Sponsor$10,000

Financials for DeSales University

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$10,925,942
Program services$104,382,137
Investment income and dividends$2,000,296
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$58,869
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,724,572
Net income from fundraising events$-42,550
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$753,696
Total revenues$119,802,962

Personnel at DeSales University

Robert J SnyderDooling 247 Treasurer's Office Vice President for Administration and Finance$237,489
Thomas CampbellChappuis 111 Institutional Advancement Vice President for Institutional Advancement$191,910
David GilfoilMarketing and Strategic Planning Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Planning$198,005
 View purchase optionsVice President for Student Life$162,659
 View purchase optionsExecutive Director$156,896
...and 12 more key personnel

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General information
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
Metro area
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
Lehigh County, PA
Website URL
(610) 282-1100
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Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
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
Child within group exemption