Point University

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Summary

Founded in 1937, Point University is an accredited, nonprofit institution educating and equipping a diverse Christian community of cultural leaders motivated to live out their faith in the marketplace. The University provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for their chosen professions and awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Point University
507 West 10th St
West Point, GA 31833

Website: point.edu

Phone: 706-385-1000

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 586044761

CEO/President: Dean C. Collins

Chairman: Andre Kennebrew

Board size: 14

Founder: Judge T. O. Hathcock

Ruling year: 1949

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


Purpose

Vision: To be the college of choice for students seeking a Christian learning community that is academically challenging, spiritually vibrant and globally engaged.


Mission statement

The mission of Point University is to educate students for Christ-centered service and leadership throughout the world.


Statement of faith

Point University is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the oneness of Christians, and the evangelization of the world. Since the unity of the church is created and maintained through a common faith in Jesus Christ, Point looks to the inspired biblical record for the foundation of its faith. The Bible is the source of our knowledge of God and His Son, Jesus Christ. The academic program of Point has at its center the Bible, and every degree includes a major or minor in biblical studies.

The trustees and employees of Point affirm the biblical concepts reflected in this statement of faith and have committed themselves to living a life that reflects their presence:

We believe in the one God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God the Son assumed human nature, was born of a virgin, ministered in word and miracle, died for our sin, was raised bodily from the dead, ascended to God's right hand where he presently reigns.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Christian and is presently at work in the Christian community, empowering lives of godliness and service.

We believe that the Holy Bible is inspired by God, trustworthy in its teaching, and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

We believe that all of humanity, due to sin, is destined for death, corruption and separation from God apart from the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

We believe that Jesus Christ established his church to be one holy people, to glorify God, and to carry out his saving mission among all nations.

We believe in God's saving grace that calls for faith, repentance, confession, baptism and new life and service through the Spirit.

We believe in the blessed hope of the second coming of Jesus Christ, who will raise the dead and judge all with justice and mercy, and in the consummation of the Kingdom of God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating156 of 110412 of 129
Fund acquisition rating240 of 110527 of 129
Resource allocation rating411 of 110550 of 129
Asset utilization rating265 of 110426 of 129

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%6%8%13%16%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%3%3%3%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
22%42%37%24%24%38%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%3%3%3%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
78%58%63%76%76%62%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%85%83%81%82%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%100%96%97%102%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%85%79%78%84%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%0%4%3%-2%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%0%6%6%-4%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%12%14%16%14%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.510.710.700.740.790.88
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.613.063.613.824.443.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.402.172.552.833.502.74
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.633.203.563.713.263.88
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.120.310.280.270.310.26
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.373.803.393.102.383.25
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
24%52%50%54%56%54%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
11%41%39%41%40%43%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
151%68%71%62%56%53%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$7,906,098$7,488,156$8,988,199$7,113,226$7,112,343
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,854,805$4,724,805$2,701,258$2,716,388$6,668,378
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$14,760,903$12,212,961$11,689,457$9,829,614$13,780,721
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$29,598,215$31,899,028$33,014,251$33,859,216$29,042,771
Other long-term assets$795,634$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$30,393,849$31,899,028$33,014,251$33,859,216$29,042,771
Total assets$45,154,752$44,111,989$44,703,708$43,688,830$42,823,492
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$3,749,104$2,807,527$1,651,166$2,122,252$2,876,022
Other current liabilities$859,916$619,593$1,497,495$890,574$671,405
Total current liabilities$4,609,020$3,427,120$3,148,661$3,012,826$3,547,427
Debt$18,361,012$17,289,153$18,252,077$17,630,737$18,375,896
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$364,641$1,478,392$2,701,439$3,617,460$1,033,163
Total long-term liabilities$18,725,653$18,767,545$20,953,516$21,248,197$19,409,059
Total liabilities$23,334,673$22,194,665$24,102,177$24,261,023$22,956,486
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$16,287,078$16,242,618$14,905,642$13,775,359$9,613,330
With donor restrictions$5,533,001$5,674,706$5,695,889$5,652,448$10,253,676
Net assets$21,820,079$21,917,324$20,601,531$19,427,807$19,867,006
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$13,418,657$11,893,101$8,117,665$8,131,000$15,121,734
Program service revenue$19,516,961$19,576,760$25,186,342$24,364,683$23,442,847
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($1,455,454)$44,720$163,184$41,940$192,682
Other revenue$483,168$887,422$797,628$1,164,086$550,634
Total other revenue$18,544,675$20,508,902$26,147,154$25,570,709$24,186,163
Total revenue$31,963,332$32,402,003$34,264,819$33,701,709$39,307,897
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$27,249,561$25,680,253$26,705,903$28,317,782$31,337,667
Management and general$3,977,230$4,487,988$5,340,663$4,755,842$5,068,989
Fundraising$833,786$917,969$1,044,529$1,339,421$1,377,094
Total expenses$32,060,577$31,086,210$33,091,095$34,413,045$37,783,750
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($97,245)$1,315,793$1,173,724($711,336)$1,524,147
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($97,245)$1,315,793$1,173,724($711,336)$1,524,147

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dr Dean C CollinsPresident$246,154
Stephen T WeaverFaculty$146,115
Nadeena PowerCFO$138,774
Stacy BartlettChief of Staff$125,440

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022


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History

Point University was founded as Atlanta Christian College in 1937 by Judge T. O. Hathcock (1879-1966), who served on the bench in Fulton County, Georgia, from 1914 until 1942. Point University's main campus is located in West Point, GA, while its historic campus was located in East Point, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. The campus was a part of a 300-acre farm inherited by Mrs. Hathcock. With a barn, livestock and cultivated fields, the campus in its earliest days had a distinctly rural flavor.

Following its founding, Point University devoted attention primarily to the education of ministers, missionaries and other church-related workers. In 1965, the college became an accredited member of the American Association of Bible Colleges (AABC). In 1990, in conjunction with a broadening of the curriculum, the college was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate and baccalaureate degrees. The early childhood and middle grades education program have earned accreditation by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) of the State of Georgia.

In February 2011, the board of trustees announced that the college's name would change to Point University on July 1. In fall 2012, the traditional, residential campus relocated to West Point, GA, and the growing Greater Valley area.

The University's curriculum currently offers majors in areas of study ranging from biblical studies to biology. Degree programs are offered for traditional college students, high school students pursuing dual credit enrollment, working adults and graduate level students. Its main campus is located in West Point, Ga., with various site locations as well as online.


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