Dallas Baptist University

Summary

Dallas Baptist University is a Christ-centered liberal arts university that fully integrates Biblical faith and academic learning and is dedicated to developing servant leaders.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

Website: dbu.edu

Phone: 214-333-7100

Email: admiss@dbu.edu


Organization details

EIN: 756001300

CEO/President: Adam Wright

Chairman: Dr. Gary Cook

Board size: 0

Founder:

Year founded: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Building a great Christian university that is pleasing to God by producing Christ-centered servant leaders who are transforming the world.


Mission statement

The mission of Dallas Baptist University is to provide Christ-centered quality higher education in the arts, sciences, and professional studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating426 of 58642 of 53
Fund acquisition rating217 of 5864 of 53
Resource allocation rating357 of 58640 of 53
Asset utilization rating552 of 58650 of 53

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%7%8%9%8%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%13%11%12%13%17%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%87%89%88%87%83%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%80%80%79%78%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%92%96%95%94%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%73%76%75%73%71%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%8%4%5%6%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%6%3%3%5%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%19%20%20%21%20%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.070.610.640.650.630.64
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.699.0315.5622.6615.0411.53
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.185.519.9514.759.417.42
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.792.901.681.091.261.98
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.340.600.910.800.51
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.711.430.490.070.260.80
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%5%5%6%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%155%149%146%150%147%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$15,057,072$7,829,057$3,688,030$8,001,550$11,031,090
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$7,858,064$4,491,119$4,371,212$4,138,545$3,906,476
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$22,915,136$12,320,176$8,059,242$12,140,095$14,937,566
Long-term investments$50,218,801$46,419,285$40,829,007$41,049,515$39,624,663
Fixed assets$127,800,743$127,816,788$129,245,967$124,828,002$113,548,314
Other long-term assets$5,907,140$5,141,016$4,516,447$4,539,750$4,183,358
Total long-term assets$183,926,684$179,377,089$174,591,421$170,417,267$157,356,335
Total assets$206,841,820$191,697,265$182,650,663$182,557,362$172,293,901
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$4,043,880$3,869,596$4,071,100$6,216,916$4,108,381
Other current liabilities$3,851,594$3,475,175$3,302,056$3,441,883$3,437,171
Total current liabilities$7,895,474$7,344,771$7,373,156$9,658,799$7,545,552
Debt$1,507,928$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,680,664$1,897,708$1,775,442$1,334,561$1,287,832
Total long-term liabilities$3,188,592$1,897,708$1,775,442$1,334,561$1,287,832
Total liabilities$11,084,066$9,242,479$9,148,598$10,993,360$8,833,384
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$141,370,052$138,143,091$134,646,528$132,860,715$121,252,228
Temporarily restricted$19,438,457$11,619,274$8,826,552$11,093,652$15,779,725
Permanently restricted$34,949,245$32,692,421$30,028,985$27,609,635$26,428,564
Net assets$195,757,754$182,454,786$173,502,065$171,564,002$163,460,517
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$18,377,322$13,991,203$15,079,208$15,651,058$20,658,004
Program service revenue$115,993,799$111,242,382$107,587,698$104,433,657$100,230,412
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,343,968$2,866,527$2,005,460$1,822,739$1,919,348
Other revenue$488,323$122,577$203,998$209,203$562,807
Total other revenue$118,826,090$114,231,486$109,797,156$106,465,599$102,712,567
Total revenue$137,203,412$128,222,689$124,876,364$122,116,657$123,370,571
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$100,539,478$97,509,803$93,428,177$88,919,399$87,096,774
Management and general$24,497,468$24,035,197$24,128,167$23,995,054$22,625,291
Fundraising$1,233,699$1,056,621$1,309,084$1,277,250$1,123,853
Total expenses$126,270,645$122,601,621$118,865,428$114,191,703$110,845,918
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$10,932,767$5,621,068$6,010,936$7,924,954$12,524,653
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$10,932,767$5,621,068$6,010,936$7,924,954$12,524,653

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History

DBU's forerunner, Decatur Baptist College, was founded in 1898 as the first junior college in Texas. For years, the school called the small town of Decatur home, producing outstanding young men and women who filled churches, classrooms, hospitals, and businesses around the nation. In 1965, the school relocated to the scenic foothills of southwest Dallas, becoming a four-year institution and eventually being renamed Dallas Baptist University when it began offering graduate-level degrees. Today, DBU has a variety of degrees on the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Well into our second century, DBU continues to press forward in our mission to produce servant leaders who will transform the world.


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