EIN 36-2167817

Northwestern University

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
25,657
Year formed
1851
Most recent tax filings
2020-08-01
Description
Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Program areas at Northwestern University

Education of students: for the 2020 academic year, 8,054 undergraduates and 9,682 graduates and professional school students enrolled full-time at the University. The exempt purpose of Northwestern University is to provide educational services to its students. This includes superior undergraduate education for a diverse student body in a comprehensive range of academic and professional fields. At the graduate level, Northwestern's role encompasses offerings in the major academic and professional fields, closely related to research, creative activities, and clinical services.
Auxiliary enterprises serve the educational mission by primarily providing residences and food services, and other various goods and services to support University student, faculty, and staff activities.
Research activities: the research program at Northwestern University is a major component of University efforts, assuring institutional leadership in scientific discovery, intellectual inquiry, and creative performance. The character of this research shapes all areas of University endeavor, especially graduate education as well as undergraduate studies.

Form 990s for Northwestern University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-082021-01-27990View PDF
2018-082019-10-04990View PDF
2017-082018-10-16990View PDF
2016-082017-10-17990View PDF
2015-082016-11-01990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Northwestern University

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Big Ten Conference (B1G)To Support the Missions of Member Institutions$54,276,781
 View purchase optionsAcademic and Other Support$28,852,048
 View purchase optionsAcademic Support$11,460,892
...and 555 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationFEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM 2019-2020$184,964,480
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...and 997 more federal grants / contracts

Financials for Northwestern University

RevenuesFYE 08/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$361,701,672
Program services$2,145,444,115
Investment income and dividends$56,312,977
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$14,234,018
Net rental income$1,777,567
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$583,012,257
Net income from fundraising events$33,811
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-21,989,089
Total revenues$3,140,527,328

Personnel at Northwestern University

NameTitleCompensation
Amy FallsVice President and Chief Investment Officer
Jeri WardVice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer$117,091
Sean ReynoldsVice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer$536,972
 View purchase optionsChief Human Resource Officer
 View purchase optionsVice President for Operations
...and 23 more key personnel

Organizations like Northwestern University

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Columbia UniversityNew York, NY$5,943,395,882
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DC$1,684,831,601
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)Baltimore, MD$7,505,891,000
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, IN$2,518,434,460
Baylor University (BU)Waco, TX$1,252,666,839
University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA$2,841,711,849
University of Miami (UM)Coral Gables, FL$4,245,244,592
Tulane UniversityNew Orleans, LA$1,346,494,000
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA$7,350,273,474
University of RochesterRochester, NY$4,135,942,762
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT$5,595,177,145
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJ$2,120,040,000
The George Washington University (GWU)Ashburn, VA$1,667,611,791
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA$1,343,657,390
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN$1,708,856,937
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridge, MA$4,804,195,000
Southern Methodist University (SMU)Dallas, TX$940,657,128
Stanford UniversityRedwood City, CA$6,829,098,940
Brown UniversityProvidence, RI$1,482,840,270
University of Southern California (USC)Los Angeles, CA$6,447,260,379
Rice UniversityHouston, TX$976,544,472
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$1,329,522,543
Washington University in St. Louis (Wash. U)Saint Louis, MO$5,068,168,252
University of Pennsylvania (Penn)Philadelphia, PA$7,624,539,000
Northeastern University (NU)Boston, MA$1,943,632,573
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$3,140,527,328
2020
Yearly growth
1%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$3,013,193,839
2020
Yearly growth
-0.5%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$15,846,964,843
2020
Yearly growth
4.3%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
25,657
2020
Yearly growth
0.8%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
County
Cook County, IL
Website URL
northwestern.edu/ 
Phone
(847) 491-3741
Facebook page
NorthwesternU 
Twitter profile
@northwesternu 
IRS details
EIN
36-2167817
Fiscal year end
August
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1851
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B43: University or Technological Institute
NAICS code, primary
611310: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Parent/child status
Central organization