Washington University of Virginia

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Every good tree bears good fruit. This is the principle of our philosophy. All people are created equal, with fundamental duties and rights, including social-economical duties and rights to pursue happiness. At Washington University of Virginia, we are committed to help our students bear good fruit in life and contribute to the community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Washington University of Virginia
4300 Evergreen Lane
Annandale, VA 22003

Website: wuv.edu

Phone: 703-333-5904

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541370198

CEO/President: Dr. Peter M. Chang

Chairman: Daniel Hwang

Board size: 9

Founder: local Korean-American pastors

Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2008


Formation of Character: This is the ultimate goal of our education. Bearing good fruit is tied to the state of the tree. Likewise, the measure of one's success must also accompany the measure of one's character. The formation of character, therefore, is our foremost important educational aim that we must strive to achieve.

Mission statement

To develop men and women of character and leadership by inculcating quality Christian education through healthy institutional services so that they make meaningful contributions to the world

Statement of faith

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the one infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for salvation.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ's great commission.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating923 of 1113121 of 130
Fund acquisition rating974 of 1114119 of 130
Resource allocation rating592 of 111469 of 130
Asset utilization rating763 of 1113104 of 130

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$33,126$35,927$33,599$44,466$54,822
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,693,566$4,494,896$3,544,943$2,703,321$1,854,879
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,451,577$4,601,575$4,673,646$4,810,583$4,856,194
Other long-term assets$45,105$1,902$9,507$17,113$36,828
Total long-term assets$4,496,682$4,603,477$4,683,153$4,827,696$4,893,022
Total assets$9,190,248$9,098,373$8,228,096$7,531,017$6,747,901
Payables and accrued expenses$9,645$24,746$42,071$14,770$13,085
Other current liabilities$60,678$34,980$55,233$46,121$47,175
Total current liabilities$70,323$59,726$97,304$60,891$60,260
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$17,992$0$0$1$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,867,731$2,890,860$2,983,316$3,417,946$3,113,143
Total liabilities$2,938,054$2,950,586$3,080,620$3,478,837$3,173,403
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$6,252,194$6,147,787$5,147,476$4,052,180$3,574,498
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$6,252,194$6,147,787$5,147,476$4,052,180$3,574,498
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$245,967$922,500$524,049$77,629$44,769
Program service revenue$2,056,672$2,352,215$2,708,601$2,923,114$3,091,674
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$58,079$771$2,240$1,751$2,121
Other revenue$88,241$66,250$66,347$77,014$80,901
Total other revenue$2,202,992$2,419,236$2,777,188$3,001,879$3,174,696
Total revenue$2,448,959$3,341,736$3,301,237$3,079,508$3,219,465
Program services$1,948,305$1,984,507$1,887,590$2,278,285$2,427,367
Management and general$308,963$275,747$243,816$249,466$191,251
Total expenses$2,344,552$2,341,425$2,205,941$2,601,826$2,657,199
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$104,407$1,000,311$1,095,296$477,682$562,266
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$104,407$1,000,311$1,095,296$477,682$562,266


Dr Peter M ChangExecutive Dir.$140,000
Joyce Gunhee ParkVP of Admin.$102,556

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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Early 1980's a group of local Korean-American pastors envisioned building a higher learning institution in a Christian environment targeting solely Korean-American immigrants in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and so Washington Baptist University started with a primary purpose of providing training for pastors and laypersons in various church ministries.

In September 1982, Dr. Edwin was appointed the first President. In May 1984, the Baptist College and Seminary of Washington (BCSW) campus was relocated to the Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church, VA and Dr. David Kim was appointed the second President.

The Virginia State Board of Higher Education recognized BCSW as a licensed educational institution as well as a non-profit organization in November 1984. The Council of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia authorized BCSW to grant religious degrees such as Associate of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Religious Education, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry.

In March 1993, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) granted the BCSW the privilege to issue the Form I-20 to qualified international students.

Dr. Dwight D. Kim became the third President of BCSW in May 1997. BCSW began the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, and began raising the necessary funds to buy its own academic site.

In May 2000, Dr. Won H. Lee was appointed the interim President, and in September of that year BCSW underwent an administrative reorganization.

Dr. Johng O. Lee became the fourth President of BCSW in May 2002. During the summer of 2002, the seminary degree programs began to be operated under the name of Washington Baptist Theological Seminary.

In November 2003, the campus was relocated to Annandale, VA, and in February 2004, the name was changed to Washington Baptist University. It joined the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) as an associate member in June 2004.

In July 2004, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) certified WBU to grant B.A., B.S., M.A., M.R.E., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min., and Ph.D. degrees. The present building at 4300 Evergreen Lane, Annandale, VA 22003, was purchased by WBU on November 5, 2004.

Dr. Jacob S. Shin was appointed as Interim President on August 1, 2006, and the Board installed him as the fifth President of WBU on December 15, 2006.

On February 12, 2007, WBU was granted candidate status by the ATS.

In August 2007, the institution acquired additional property on the south side of the existing main campus building in order to accommodate the steady growth of the institution.

In August 2007 WBU opened its Maryland site in Burtonsville, MD and in August 2008, the site moved to Ellicott City, MD.

On May 18, 2009, Dr. Peter M. Chang was appointed as Interim President and then on August 1, 2009 the Board of Directors of WBU installed Dr. Chang as its sixth President.

On February 15, 2013, WBU was granted the initial accreditation status by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

On May 30, 2014 the Maryland Higher Education Commission certified the Maryland site of the thenWBU to grant B.A., B.S., M.A., M.R.E., M.Div., and M.B.A. degrees.

On October 11, 2014, the Seminary of WBU was renamed as the Neal T. Jones Seminary.

On January 15, 2015, WBU was renamed as the Washington University of Virginia (WUV).

On June 12, 2017, Neal T. Jones Seminary of Washington University of Virginia was granted the initial accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and the MD site was approved as a complete degree-granting site for M.Div. and M.C.C. degrees.

On December 20, 2018, The Business School of WUV was granted the initial accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

On March 6, 2019, WUV received reaffirmation of its accreditation by the ABHE until 2028.

On May 31, 2019, WUV permanently closed its extension site in Maryland.

On April 21, 2020, WUV was granted the initial accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

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