Campbell University

Summary

Campbell University is a university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions that is committed to helping students develop an integrated Christian personality characterized by a wholeness of body, mind and spirit.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Campbell University
143 Main Street
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Website: campbell.edu

Phone: (800) 334-4111

Email: news@campbell.edu


Organization details

EIN: 560529940

CEO/President: J. Bradley Creed

Chairman: Benjamin N. Thompson

Board size: 42

Founder: J.A. Campbell

Year founded: 1939

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Fueled by a higher calling, we provide a transformational learning experience that prepares students for servant leadership and equips them with skills and habits to make a difference in the lives of others.


Mission statement

The mission of Campbell University is to graduate students with exemplary academic and professional skills who are prepared for purposeful lives and meaningful service.


Statement of faith

The University is informed and inspired by its Baptist heritage and three basic theological and biblical presuppositions: learning is appointed and conserved by God as essential to the fulfillment of human destiny; in Christ all things consist and find ultimate unity; and the Kingdom of God in this world is rooted and grounded in Christian community. The University embraces the conviction that there is no conflict between the life of faith and the life of inquiry.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating205 of 72517 of 87
Fund acquisition rating293 of 72632 of 87
Resource allocation rating140 of 72610 of 87
Asset utilization rating395 of 72553 of 87

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
19%15%21%23%14%13%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%2%2%2%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
10%10%8%7%10%10%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%2%2%2%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
90%90%92%93%90%90%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%92%93%93%94%94%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%97%101%95%98%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%89%94%88%91%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%3%-1%5%2%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%0%3%1%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%7%5%5%5%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.510.430.440.430.400.38
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.012.482.292.262.152.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.641.051.020.970.860.81
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.2612.8115.1814.7817.5220.62
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.140.080.070.070.060.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.0310.4911.0111.5913.1114.18
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
27%30%26%27%27%21%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
18%22%19%19%19%13%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
143%165%167%172%182%207%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$32,980,841$15,648,670$23,842,463$45,315,376$35,021,081
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$19,603,284$18,798,469$21,100,694$21,330,751$19,871,470
Short-term investments$177,013,339$204,007,641$194,732,854$176,143,539$175,084,372
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$229,597,464$238,454,780$239,676,011$242,789,666$229,976,923
Long-term investments$562,574$562,574$568,674$568,674$522,706
Fixed assets$326,736,946$299,068,735$292,651,267$269,156,352$243,242,713
Other long-term assets$11,709,555$8,158,817$8,452,711$8,698,938$8,462,091
Total long-term assets$339,009,075$307,790,126$301,672,652$278,423,964$252,227,510
Total assets$568,606,539$546,244,906$541,348,663$521,213,630$482,204,433
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$11,248,067$9,702,607$10,548,688$9,207,355$7,196,970
Other current liabilities$6,680,258$6,006,305$5,670,785$4,647,745$3,955,480
Total current liabilities$17,928,325$15,708,912$16,219,473$13,855,100$11,152,450
Debt$126,268,485$106,313,767$102,397,464$99,644,613$62,513,448
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$24,264,413$19,718,841$24,930,984$26,599,466$25,715,936
Total long-term liabilities$150,532,898$126,032,608$127,328,448$126,244,079$88,229,384
Total liabilities$168,461,223$141,741,520$143,547,921$140,099,179$99,381,834
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$218,037,761$209,293,681$214,681,196$207,705,390$209,877,563
Temporarily restricted$64,247,996$83,977,865$76,182,140$71,860,562$78,891,621
Permanently restricted$117,859,559$111,231,840$106,937,406$101,548,499$94,053,415
Net assets$400,145,316$404,503,386$397,800,742$381,114,451$382,822,599
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$25,171,619$18,461,371$18,103,232$21,009,963$20,882,994
Program service revenue$209,383,141$208,763,460$204,492,125$190,808,225$167,543,551
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,854,837$11,833,650$17,587,379($57,344)$21,922,646
Other revenue$3,625,895$2,481,698$2,991,620$2,905,432$1,549,767
Total other revenue$224,863,873$223,078,808$225,071,124$193,656,313$191,015,964
Total revenue$250,035,492$241,540,179$243,174,356$214,666,276$211,898,958
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$221,866,952$226,965,657$215,126,781$196,029,628$174,739,080
Management and general$16,537,071$11,916,018$12,042,891$10,526,635$7,786,363
Fundraising$3,752,057$3,954,612$4,144,467$3,002,119$2,691,201
Total expenses$242,156,080$242,836,287$231,314,139$209,558,382$185,216,644
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$7,879,412($1,296,108)$11,860,217$5,107,894$26,682,314
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,879,412($1,296,108)$11,860,217$5,107,894$26,682,314

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History

On Jan. 5, 1887, James Archibald Campbell, a 26-year-old Baptist minister, welcomed 16 students to a small church in Buies Creek, N.C., for the first day of classes for the school he founded: Buies Creek Academy. By the end of the first term, there were 92 students. Since then, Buies Creek Academy has evolved to become Campbell Junior College (1926), Campbell College (1961), and Campbell University (1979). Throughout these transformations, the university has remained true to its founding principles to address the most pressing needs of North Carolina and to educate men and women for Christian service around the world.


Program accomplishments

Ranked "A Best in the Southeast" college by Princeton Review, and among Best Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report


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