EIN 41-0695524

Gustavus Adolphus College

IRS 501(c) type
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Gustavus Adolphus College is a highly selective, private, coeducational, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
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Program areas at Gustavus Adolphus College

Instruction and Academic Support: Gustavus offers 72 majors in 25 academic departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs, with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Total FTE enrollment for academic year 2020-2021 was 2,232, with 467 students graduating in May 2021.
Auxiliary Services: As a residential college, Gustavus is committed to residence hall living as a vital complement to its academic program. Approximately 85% of students live in College-owned residences and eat in the College's Dining Service. During Fall 2020, 1,895 students lived in College-owned residences. The College bookstore provides textbooks and other educational supplies for students. Other items for sale include: clothing embossed with the College's insignia, books and miscellaneous novelty items.
Student Services: Gustavus sponsors 23 varsity athletics teams and more than 39 intramural activities and club sports, along with more than 115 student organizations (these numbers were not changed in FY21 due to COVID-19). Approximately 99% of students are involved in at least one extracurricular activity. Other student services include admission, community-based service learning, career development, peer mentoring, Office of the Chaplains, diversity center, financial assistance, health services, registrar, campus activities and residential life programs.

Grants made by Gustavus Adolphus College

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Great River GreeningResearch Subgrant$23,031

Who funds Gustavus Adolphus College

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Thrivent Financial for LutheransGeneral Support$10,283,587
National Philanthropic TrustEducation$3,026,063
Alliss Educational Foundation-EquityGeneral Operating$206,119
...and 57 more grants received totalling $14,623,497
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOANS$11,695,564
Department of EducationFEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM$2,898,273
Department of EducationFEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM$2,218,266
...and 15 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Gustavus Adolphus College

Curtis J KowaleskiChief Financial Officer Vice President of Finance and Treasurer$185,953
Thomas W YoungVice President for Institutional Advancement$167,017
Jones R VanheckeVice President for Student Life and Dean of Students$150,173
Rebecca M. BergmanPresident$334,242
Ann S PetersonAssociate Vice President of Development and Director of Development$130,781
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Gustavus Adolphus College

RevenuesFYE 05/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$27,288,203
Program services$126,949,313
Investment income and dividends$1,099,315
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$5,219
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$10,936,963
Net income from fundraising events$-1,601
Net income from gaming activities$68,771
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$166,346,183

Form 990s for Gustavus Adolphus College

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-052022-04-05990View PDF
2020-052021-04-15990View PDF
2019-052020-10-22990View PDF
2018-052019-05-14990View PDF
2017-052018-05-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 17, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
August 4, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 13 new grant, including a grant for $41,275 from Minnesota Private College Fund
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 26 new grant, including a grant for $10,283,587 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
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General information
800 West College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Metro area
Mankato, MN
Nicollet County, MN
Website URL
(507) 933-8000
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B42: Undergraduate College (4-year)
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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