Louisiana Christian University

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Summary

Founded in 1906, Louisiana Christian University is a Christ-centered Community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving. With a vision to Prepare Graduates and Transform Lives, LCU develops the intellect and maturity of students with curricular and spiritual principles characterized by three words: relevant, relational and rigorous.

Louisiana Christian University attracts students seeking a college that will reinforce and integrate their faith in more than 70 areas of study, and students credit professors for compassion and investment in the whole student. LCU was named a Top 30 Christian College by bestvalueschools.org.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Louisiana Christian University
1140 College Dr
Pineville, LA 71360

Website: lacollege.edu

Phone: 318-487-7000

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 720467515

CEO/President: Dr. Rick Brewer

Chairman:

Board size: 21

Founder: Edwin O. Ware, Sr.

Ruling year: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Louisiana Christian University prepares students to be leaders of tomorrow. Our faculty and staff join you on your college journey and help you connect your passion and purpose. You'll learn to think critically, problem-solve, and use analytical reasoning - skills that are highly valued in today's job market. Rooted in Christ, the Louisiana Christian University community is committed to academic excellence and equipping students for lives of learning, leading, and serving.

The guiding principle of Louisiana Christian University is to provide liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs characterized by devotion to the preeminence of the Lord Jesus, allegiance to the authority of the Holy Scriptures, dedication to academic excellence for the glory of God, and commitment to change the world for Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Mission statement

Louisiana Christian University is a Christ-centered community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating770 of 103394 of 117
Fund acquisition rating16 of 10358 of 117
Resource allocation rating944 of 1035104 of 117
Asset utilization rating1027 of 1033117 of 117

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
13%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
14%24%20%22%15%16%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
86%76%80%78%85%84%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%68%82%81%79%78%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%75%99%95%85%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%51%81%77%67%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%25%1%5%15%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%12%1%2%7%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%32%18%19%21%22%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.500.280.300.310.300.29
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.7143.7444.3537.7940.4549.46
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.6012.1513.2411.6412.3314.58
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.383.271.531.472.792.12
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.160.310.660.680.360.47
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.970.690.310.330.620.43
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
26%25%29%24%25%27%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
16%17%21%15%16%17%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
140%270%238%248%247%246%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$630,448$629,817$748,016$432,045$320,944
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,901,959$1,694,762$1,774,558$1,726,638$1,379,713
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,532,407$2,324,579$2,522,574$2,158,683$1,700,657
Long-term investments$29,673,325$24,908,081$21,202,677$20,140,874$21,152,090
Fixed assets$46,464,458$47,922,671$44,859,797$38,515,941$35,717,963
Other long-term assets$32,098,312$27,935,040$26,752,177$26,503,150$25,551,045
Total long-term assets$108,236,095$100,765,792$92,814,651$85,159,965$82,421,098
Total assets$110,768,502$103,090,371$95,337,225$87,318,648$84,121,755
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$675,496$1,518,342$1,711,735$771,888$783,259
Other current liabilities$99,669$4,475$666$666$20,442
Total current liabilities$775,165$1,522,817$1,712,401$772,554$803,701
Debt$19,122,179$21,178,529$14,487,161$14,331,309$14,481,580
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,635,829$7,239,752$6,375,923$6,492,949$7,726,008
Total long-term liabilities$26,758,008$28,418,281$20,863,084$20,824,258$22,207,588
Total liabilities$27,533,173$29,941,098$22,575,485$21,596,812$23,011,289
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$34,192,901$30,291,859$31,072,869$24,714,376$21,620,310
With donor restrictions$49,042,428$42,857,414$41,688,871$41,007,460$39,490,156
Net assets$83,235,329$73,149,273$72,761,740$65,721,836$61,110,466
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$9,636,272$6,359,054$6,869,205$4,617,012$4,557,555
Program service revenue$19,889,850$19,134,209$19,319,708$20,993,628$18,389,602
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,843,603$1,928,466$1,091,129$2,382,515$2,333,373
Other revenue$3,496,636$3,747,323$3,544,195$3,233,489$2,909,875
Total other revenue$31,230,089$24,809,998$23,955,032$26,609,632$23,632,850
Total revenue$40,866,361$31,169,052$30,824,237$31,226,644$28,190,405
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$20,860,724$25,254,239$23,802,553$20,903,057$19,283,661
Management and general$9,919,581$5,527,280$5,562,988$5,712,217$5,515,709
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$30,780,305$30,781,519$29,365,541$26,615,274$24,799,370
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$10,086,056$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370$3,391,035
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$10,086,056$387,533$1,458,696$4,611,370$3,391,035

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Dr Richard B Brewer JrPresident$257,226
Cheryl ClarkVice President$118,319
Reni MasonVice President$93,423
Joshua Dara SrVice President$79,661
Evelyn DeanChief Financial Officer$49,200
Eric PrattVice President$25,966

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2021


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History

Founded in 1906, Louisiana Christian University is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs. Built upon the principles of character and learning, the College has a tradition of outstanding academics and is the only Baptist, four-year institution in Louisiana.


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