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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating215 of 5351 of 20
Fund acquisition rating270 of 53511 of 20
Resource allocation rating37 of 5351 of 20
Asset utilization rating424 of 5357 of 20

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%21%23%14%13%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%1%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%8%7%10%10%13%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%1%1%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%92%93%90%90%87%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%93%93%94%94%93%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%101%95%98%87%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%94%88%91%82%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-1%5%2%13%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%0%3%1%7%3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%5%5%4%5%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.170.440.430.400.380.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.572.292.262.152.102.17
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.231.020.970.860.810.85
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.3215.1814.7817.5220.6218.63
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.070.070.060.050.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.6111.0111.5913.1114.1813.39
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%26%27%27%21%21%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%19%19%19%13%13%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%167%172%182%207%204%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$15,648,670$23,842,463$45,315,376$35,021,081$56,794,678
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$18,798,469$21,100,694$21,330,751$19,871,470$18,931,356
Short-term investments$204,007,641$194,732,854$176,143,539$175,084,372$136,049,325
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$238,454,780$239,676,011$242,789,666$229,976,923$211,775,359
Long-term investments$562,574$568,674$568,674$522,706$2,477,119
Fixed assets$299,068,735$292,651,267$269,156,352$243,242,713$236,481,744
Other long-term assets$8,158,817$8,452,711$8,698,938$8,462,091$9,701,016
Total long-term assets$307,790,126$301,672,652$278,423,964$252,227,510$248,659,879
Total assets$546,244,906$541,348,663$521,213,630$482,204,433$460,435,238
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$9,702,607$10,548,688$9,207,355$7,196,970$7,834,772
Other current liabilities$6,006,305$5,670,785$4,647,745$3,955,480$3,532,849
Total current liabilities$15,708,912$16,219,473$13,855,100$11,152,450$11,367,621
Debt$106,313,767$102,397,464$99,644,613$62,513,448$60,460,435
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$19,718,841$24,930,984$26,599,466$25,715,936$22,827,295
Total long-term liabilities$126,032,608$127,328,448$126,244,079$88,229,384$83,287,730
Total liabilities$141,741,520$143,547,921$140,099,179$99,381,834$94,655,351
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$209,293,681$214,681,196$207,705,390$209,877,563$196,518,172
Temporarily restricted$83,977,865$76,182,140$71,860,562$78,891,621$79,080,986
Permanently restricted$111,231,840$106,937,406$101,548,499$94,053,415$90,180,729
Net assets$404,503,386$397,800,742$381,114,451$382,822,599$365,779,887
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$18,461,371$18,103,232$21,009,963$20,882,994$24,917,630
Program service revenue$208,763,460$204,492,125$190,808,225$167,543,551$151,745,922
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,833,650$17,587,379($57,344)$21,922,646$11,489,186
Other revenue$2,481,698$2,991,620$2,905,432$1,549,767$1,219,543
Total other revenue$223,078,808$225,071,124$193,656,313$191,015,964$164,454,651
Total revenue$241,540,179$243,174,356$214,666,276$211,898,958$189,372,281
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$226,965,657$215,126,781$196,029,628$174,739,080$167,210,819
Management and general$11,916,018$12,042,891$10,526,635$7,786,363$9,433,740
Fundraising$3,954,612$4,144,467$3,002,119$2,691,201$2,990,450
Total expenses$242,836,287$231,314,139$209,558,382$185,216,644$179,635,009
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($1,296,108)$11,860,217$5,107,894$26,682,314$9,737,272
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,296,108)$11,860,217$5,107,894$26,682,314$9,737,272

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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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