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Northwestern University

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Northwestern University is a university based in Evanston, IL that was founded in 1851. As of 2018 they had $3.1 billion in revenue and $15 billion in assets.

Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

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Program areas at Northwestern University

Education of students: for the 2018 academic year, 8,159 undergraduates and 9,588 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
2018-08Oct 4, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Oct 17, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Nov 1, 2016990View PDF
2014-08Jul 29, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Northwestern University

Total grants, contributions, etc.$373,724,245
Program services$2,001,064,987
Investment income and dividends$83,016,433
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$10,500,372
Net rental income$2,811,184
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$691,523,254
Net income from fundraising events$150,827
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-19,003,557
Total revenues$3,143,787,745

Vendors for Northwestern University

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
DrupalContent management system software2020-03-01
████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2019-10-04
████████████ ████████ ████████Clinical Services$4,356,4992018-08-01
███ ██████ █████████Instruction Services$12,517,8342018-08-01
███████ ████████████ ███Symposium Sponsorship Solicitor$125,1832018-08-01
███████Fundraising Marketing Consultant$119,9602018-08-01
█████ ██████████ █████ ███Consulting Services$3,556,0342018-08-01
██████ ███ █████ ███Legal Services$5,736,9872018-08-01
...and 23 more vendors

Personnel at Northwestern University

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
William H. McLeanVice President and Chief Investment Officer$1.8 millionJuly 12, 2019
Sean B. ReynoldsVice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer$498,550July 12, 2019
█████ ███████Senior Vice President for Business and Finance$614,082Oct. 4, 2019
███████ █████Vice President for Administration and Planning$455,505July 12, 2019
██████ ██ ███████Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development$913,561July 12, 2019
██████ ██ ██████Vice President for Human Resources$415,663July 12, 2019
████ ██ ███████Vice President for Medical Affairs$584,435July 12, 2019
████ ███████████Vice President of Budget and Planning$396,273July 12, 2019
███████████ ██████Assistant Vice President of Student Outreach-July 12, 2019
█████ ████████████████Interim Vice President of Student Affairs-July 12, 2019
...and 16 more key personnel

Peer universities

1Loyola University Chicago (LUC)501(c)(3)$856 millionChicago, IL
2Northeastern University (NU)501(c)(3)$1.6 billionBoston, MA
3Brown University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionProvidence, RI
4Trustees of Boston University501(c)(3)$2.5 billionBoston, MA
5University of Southern California (USC)501(c)(3)$5.6 billionLos Angeles, CA
6Stanford University501(c)(3)$7.2 billionRedwood City, CA
7Columbia University501(c)(3)$5.8 billionNew York, NY
8Texas Christian University (TCU)501(c)(3)$848 millionFort Worth, TX
9Liberty University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionLynchburg, VA
10Emory University501(c)(3)$4.5 billionAtlanta, GA
11Fordham University501(c)(3)$873 millionBronx, NY
12Baylor University (BU)501(c)(3)$1.0 billionWaco, TX
13University of Miami (UM)501(c)(3)$3.7 billionCoral Gables, FL
14The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)501(c)(3)$1.2 billionMilwaukee, WI
15Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)501(c)(3)$914 millionManchester, NH
16DePaul University501(c)(3)$841 millionChicago, IL
17The University of Chicago (UChicago)501(c)(3)$3.6 billionChicago, IL
18Drexel University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionPhiladelphia, PA
19University of Delaware (UD)501(c)(3)$1.3 billionNewark, DE
20Rice University501(c)(3)$1.0 billionHouston, TX
21California Institute of Technology501(c)(3)$3.5 billionPasadena, CA
22Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)501(c)(3)$4.4 billionCambridge, MA
23University of Cambridge501(c)(3)$2.4 billionUnited Kingdom,
24University of Notre Dame501(c)(3)$2.1 billionNotre Dame, IN
25Tufts University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionSomerville, MA