Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

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Summary

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world.

With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and more than 30 from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
321 Eighth Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Website: cccu.org

Phone: 202-546-8713

Email: council@cccu.org


Organization details

EIN: 521247182

CEO/President: Shirley V. Hoogstra

Chairman: Shirley A. Mullen

Board size: 17

Founder:

Year founded: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

We are committed to supporting, protecting, and promoting the value of integrating the Bible--divinely inspired, true, and authoritative--throughout all curricular and co-curricular aspects of the educational experience on our campuses, including teaching and research. We support a coherent approach to education in which the development of the mind, spirit, body, and emotions are seamlessly woven together in the quest not just for knowledge but also for wisdom.

Through an array of initiatives, we promote the development of high-quality academic research projects, provide opportunities for faculty to conduct innovative research with peers from other campuses, and provide administrators with opportunities to gain the most current information in order to lead highly successful campuses that employ best practices for student thriving and academic success.


Mission statement

The CCCU's mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating158 of 8176 of 100
Fund acquisition rating195 of 81726 of 100
Resource allocation rating389 of 81750 of 100
Asset utilization rating182 of 81714 of 100

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
19%12%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%2%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
10%15%10%13%11%4%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%2%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
90%85%90%87%89%96%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%85%84%82%83%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%99%97%103%99%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%84%81%85%83%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%1%3%-3%1%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%2%5%-5%1%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%14%16%18%17%19%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.520.910.911.001.040.95
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.882.642.612.963.442.58
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.692.422.362.953.572.44
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
5.862.242.212.483.793.87
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.170.450.450.400.260.26
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.802.752.782.432.483.65
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
27%43%44%42%41%45%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
17%25%26%28%31%34%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
142%62%62%58%57%58%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$2,745,850$2,311,951$1,659,103$1,325,029$1,988,588
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$568,285$958,181$753,416$499,278$273,861
Short-term investments$1,637,203$1,672,466$1,651,649$1,551,673$2,333,746
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,951,338$4,942,598$4,064,168$3,375,980$4,596,195
Long-term investments$1,696,639$1,345,763$1,264,091$1,150,138$2,324
Fixed assets$6,189,848$6,352,464$6,492,724$6,834,901$7,153,260
Other long-term assets$246,970$239,184$225,765$260,818$101,092
Total long-term assets$8,133,457$7,937,411$7,982,580$8,245,857$7,256,676
Total assets$13,084,795$12,880,009$12,046,748$11,621,837$11,852,871
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$656,086$398,701$475,055$262,615$232,430
Other current liabilities$1,551,855$1,841,711$1,160,866$628,929$953,900
Total current liabilities$2,207,941$2,240,412$1,635,921$891,544$1,186,330
Debt$3,296,446$3,288,842$3,410,398$3,646,007$4,089,194
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$142,525$136,825$50,456$223,301$49,795
Total long-term liabilities$3,438,971$3,425,667$3,460,854$3,869,308$4,138,989
Total liabilities$5,646,912$5,666,079$5,096,775$4,760,852$5,325,319
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$5,215,370$5,141,003$4,946,625$4,869,543$4,542,917
Temporarily restricted$984,494$845,764$784,280$840,010$833,203
Permanently restricted$1,238,019$1,227,163$1,219,068$1,151,432$1,151,432
Net assets$7,437,883$7,213,930$6,949,973$6,860,985$6,527,552
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,791,455$1,228,181$1,458,676$1,311,065$463,534
Program service revenue$8,132,576$8,463,971$8,353,163$8,925,442$8,959,856
Membership dues$1,881,241$1,797,566$1,686,975$1,711,821$1,654,779
Investment income($2,221)$206,954($120,543)($98,345)$241,082
Other revenue$278,074$314,133$249,847$277,161$208,125
Total other revenue$10,289,670$10,782,624$10,169,442$10,816,079$11,063,842
Total revenue$12,081,125$12,010,805$11,628,118$12,127,144$11,527,376
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$10,131,948$9,778,749$9,886,805$10,015,679$9,097,026
Management and general$1,622,988$1,900,540$2,113,552$2,021,492$2,108,449
Fundraising$208,458$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$11,963,394$11,679,289$12,000,357$12,037,171$11,205,475
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$117,731$331,516($372,239)$89,973$321,901
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$117,731$331,516($372,239)$89,973$321,901

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Shirley HoogstraPresident$359,945
Richard OstranderVP For Academic Affairs Thru 5/2019$171,759
Shapri LomaglioVP, Gov't & External Thru 7/2019$168,078
Keith GraybillVP, Finance & Admin. Thru 4/2019$152,843
Mandi BoltonVP, Finance & Administration$103,374

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/24/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The CCCU was founded more than 40 years ago with a purpose that was simple to state but lofty in ideal: Create a broad association of Christian colleges that would support promotion and leadership activities for member schools and provide a unifying voice for Christian higher education in the public square.

At the same time, the Council's founders launched the organization's first faith-integrated, semester-long experiential study program: the American Studies Program in Washington, D.C. ASP's launch laid a foundation for future transformative and immersive global off-campus programs, now known as CCCU GlobalEd, which have educated and transformed the lives of more than 13,000 students through experiential education rooted in Scripture and the belief that faith can be integrated into all aspects of life in all locations around the world.

Since the CCCU was founded in 1976, we may have changed in size, in scope, in office location, and even in name, but we have always remained rooted in our mission: to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to our help our institutions transform the lives of students by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.


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