Hardin-Simmons University

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Summary

Founded in 1891, Hardin-Simmons University continues its commitment to developing the minds and nurturing the spiritual lives of its students. HSU, a private university located in Abilene, Texas. HSU provides an academically challenging undergraduate education based on a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Hardin-Simmons University
2200 Hickory St.
Abilene, TX 79698

Website: hsutx.edu

Phone: 325-670-1000

Email: admissions@hsutx.edu


Organization details

EIN: 750808791

CEO/President: Eric Bruntmyer

Chairman: Laura Moore

Board size: 41

Founder: George W. Smith, Kirwin Kade Legett, James Simmons

Year founded: 1935

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Hardin-Simmons University will be an innovative community of servant scholars engaging the minds and nurturing the spirits of future Christian leaders.


Mission statement

The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education, enlightened by Christian faith and values.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating740 of 94095 of 112
Fund acquisition rating485 of 94257 of 112
Resource allocation rating500 of 94258 of 112
Asset utilization rating900 of 940110 of 112

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
15%15%21%13%9%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%1%2%2%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%9%8%13%14%12%
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
87%91%92%87%86%88%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%84%87%88%88%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%80%102%97%93%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%68%88%85%82%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%20%-2%3%7%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%8%-1%1%2%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%14%12%11%11%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.500.270.280.280.280.30
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.7412.6433.1724.8121.3916.27
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.643.429.226.935.944.93
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.071.480.982.282.272.88
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.160.681.020.440.440.35
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.861.13-0.020.971.131.59
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
27%17%19%16%13%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
16%11%12%12%8%8%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
140%307%292%299%313%289%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$4,836,370$6,495,292$6,154,822$8,498,500$9,066,749
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,301,535$2,689,144$4,002,064$1,914,509$3,707,721
Short-term investments$14,444,863$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$23,582,768$9,184,436$10,156,886$10,413,009$12,774,470
Long-term investments$149,764,843$195,366,324$160,001,719$145,644,042$129,801,990
Fixed assets$92,482,289$83,040,858$58,043,460$52,403,765$52,647,868
Other long-term assets$32,354,407$17,017,749$23,802,595$14,320,467$12,598,937
Total long-term assets$274,601,539$295,424,931$241,847,774$212,368,274$195,048,795
Total assets$298,184,307$304,609,367$252,004,660$222,781,283$207,823,265
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$6,640,859$9,343,053$4,451,704$4,596,521$4,432,442
Other current liabilities$9,347,447$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,988,306$9,343,053$4,451,704$4,596,521$4,432,442
Debt$34,231,629$37,506,580$29,168,212$17,317,939$16,528,784
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$572,498$10,648,035$7,701,662$7,381,710$4,971,429
Total long-term liabilities$34,804,127$48,154,615$36,869,874$24,699,649$21,500,213
Total liabilities$50,792,433$57,497,668$41,321,578$29,296,170$25,932,655
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$102,571,294$81,340,351$42,478,709$40,825,097$39,317,320
With donor restrictions$144,820,580$165,771,348$168,204,373$152,660,016$142,573,290
Net assets$247,391,874$247,111,699$210,683,082$193,485,113$181,890,610
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$9,029,691$6,783,744$9,076,362$9,084,060$7,660,532
Program service revenue$61,619,295$58,806,937$53,178,061$47,142,897$44,833,322
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$29,583,121$17,780,230$10,078,610$10,128,239$11,713,818
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$91,202,416$76,587,167$63,256,671$57,271,136$56,547,140
Total revenue$100,232,107$83,370,911$72,333,033$66,355,196$64,207,672
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$67,726,362$73,539,491$61,771,677$54,309,022$54,882,319
Management and general$11,474,069$9,790,887$7,420,449$6,745,253$7,356,931
Fundraising$1,390,007$1,391,193$1,172,395$810,080$778,699
Total expenses$80,590,438$84,721,571$70,364,521$61,864,355$63,017,949
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$19,641,669($1,350,660)$1,968,512$4,490,841$1,189,723
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$19,641,669($1,350,660)$1,968,512$4,490,841$1,189,723

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Eric BruntmyerPresident$416,077
Christopher McNairProvost & Chief. Academic Officer$246,842
Michael MonhollonAsst. Provost & Chief Data Officer$194,086
Jodie McGaugheyVP for Finance$191,486
Jennifer EamesAssoc. Prof. PA$186,985
Janelle O'ConnellDean, College of Hlth Professions & Prof, of PT$165,212
Mike HammackVP for Inst. Adv.$160,953
Vicki HouseVP for Enroll$159,129
Donalyn AlexanderDean PHSSN & Professor of Nursing$156,633
Jesse BurlesonHead Football Coach$149,840
Stacey MartinVP for Student Life$114,450

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2020


Response from ministry

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History

Established in 1891, Hardin-Simmons University is a pioneer of higher education in the West. Our founders dreamed of creating a place to nurture both the minds and spirits of our students. The city of Abilene was still in its infancy when a group of settlers-merchants, ranchers, and preachers-sought to found a college in this fledgling pioneer town. Through the tireless efforts of Rev. George W. Smith and attorney Kirwin Kade Legett, and the support of the Sweetwater Baptist Association, the school came into being February 18, 1891, as Abilene Baptist College. Abilene citizens joined the original trustees in raising $5,000 to initially fund the school. An Abilene businessman and his Fort Worth partners donated 16 acres and an additional $5,000. Plans were drawn and a building, Old Main, began to rise north of Abilene in the summer of 1891.

New York preacher Dr. James B. Simmons provided funding to help the school complete construction of its first building. And the trustees honored him in renaming the institution Simmons College. The Simmons family continued to harbor a deep interest in the school, providing financial support and even requesting that they be buried in the midst of the campus. The first class of sixty students entered Simmons College in 1892. William Friley led the school as the first president. In the first 20 years, five presidents came and went. In 1909, Dr. J. D. Sandefer accepted the presidency. Under his 40-year leadership, the school grew and flourished. In 1925, the school became Simmons University.

During the Great Depression, Simmons struggled, but financial help arrived when John and Mary Hardin of Burkburnet, Texas, donated part of their fortune to the school. The Hardins' generosity and commitment brought the university long-term stability and, in 1934, a new name: Hardin-Simmons University.

In 1926, Hardin-Simmons welcomed its first graduate program. In the 1960s, the campus expanded with a multi-million dollar campaign that results in a new library, science center, and a health and fitness complex. By the 80s, offered master's degrees in six areas. Also in the 1980s, the school's enrollment hit 2,000. By the 2000s, HSU grew to offer more than 50 majors, and was divided into distinct schools and colleges.


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