Dallas International University

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DIU is a private non-profit institution offering Undergraduate and Graduate degrees and certificates in a variety of international service fields. Our alumni serve in over 75 different countries around the world!

Contact information

Mailing address:
Dallas International University
7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, TX 75236

Website: diu.edu

Phone: 972-708-7340

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 752760831

CEO/President: Dr. Scott Berthiaume

Chairman: David Harrell

Board size: 6


Ruling year: 1999

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


In fulfilling its mission, Dallas International considers the following to be important ingredients:

Graduates of Dallas International degree programs will have acquired skills to learn another language and culture effectively.

Graduates of Dallas International degree programs will be equipped to participate with ethnic and linguistic communities in the accomplishment of language and culture related goals.

Graduates of Dallas International degree programs will have basic skills necessary to pass on knowledge and skills they have learned at Dallas International to others in a cross-cultural environment.

Students who complete Dallas International graduate programs will have attained a level of professional competence at the graduate level, allowing them to participate actively in scholarly activity and/or professional service in their area of study.

Mission statement

The mission of Dallas International University, as an institution of higher education, is to provide education and research opportunities leading to degrees in applied linguistics, culture studies, and development of languages.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating484 of 109771 of 130
Fund acquisition rating22 of 10998 of 130
Resource allocation rating937 of 1099108 of 130
Asset utilization rating576 of 109786 of 130

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$21,826$137,772
Short-term investments$2,741,739$2,723,796$2,241,109$1,931,035$1,921,267
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,269,506$3,484,512$2,769,871$2,860,871$2,637,913
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,882,696$1,944,620$2,011,152$1,943,771$1,992,112
Other long-term assets$268,601$101,190$86,820$79,170$0
Total long-term assets$2,151,297$2,045,810$2,097,972$2,022,941$1,992,112
Total assets$5,420,803$5,530,322$4,867,843$4,883,812$4,630,025
Payables and accrued expenses$110,892$96,486$121,346$101,302$86,982
Other current liabilities$76,220$145,059$124,099$79,596$46,415
Total current liabilities$187,112$241,545$245,445$180,898$133,397
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$187,112$241,545$245,445$180,898$133,397
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,782,323$3,683,893$3,176,733$3,277,610$3,256,014
With donor restrictions$2,451,368$1,604,884$1,445,665$1,425,304$1,240,614
Net assets$5,233,691$5,288,777$4,622,398$4,702,914$4,496,628
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,639,371$1,133,931$1,181,163$1,073,273$850,185
Program service revenue$819,091$757,258$693,142$1,009,957$839,343
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$133,584$64,520$6,363$32,687$63,441
Other revenue$7,482$2,096$1,853$18,583$19,653
Total other revenue$960,157$823,874$701,358$1,061,227$922,437
Total revenue$2,599,528$1,957,805$1,882,521$2,134,500$1,772,622
Program services$1,488,483$1,300,130$1,448,078$1,580,861$1,198,086
Management and general$494,404$441,649$445,669$416,055$390,154
Total expenses$2,060,554$1,815,549$1,963,037$2,052,563$1,669,700
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$538,974$142,256($80,516)$81,937$102,922
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$538,974$142,256($80,516)$81,937$102,922


Douglas TiffinPresident$100,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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Dallas International University (DIU), located on the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, TX, was founded March 31, 1998, as the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL). DIU has a rich history dating back to 1972 when Texas-SIL classes commenced. When SIL decided to seek accreditation for its training program, a new and separate institution was necessary. Thus, the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics was formed.

In the fall of 1999, GIAL opened its doors to students for the first time, offering a Master of Arts in either Applied Linguistics or Language Development under a license from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The first graduates received their degrees the following June 2000. In 2003, GIAL became a candidate for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC: https://sacscoc.org/) to award master-level degrees, and in December 2005, GIAL received full accreditation. This accreditation has been reaffirmed in 2010 and again in 2020.

In 2013, GIAL established the College of International Studies to offer upper-division courses for a Bachelor of Arts in International Service, a substantive change for the school, which was granted accreditation through SACSCOC, making GIAL officially both an undergraduate and graduate school of higher education. The Master of Arts in World Arts was first offered in 2012, and CEWA " the Center for Excellence in World Arts " was launched in early 2015 to further GIAL's collaboration with other organizations fostering education in world arts. In 2017, GIAL began offering a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree, with the first students at the freshman or sophomore level starting in the Spring of 2018. On September 1, 2018, the school's name was officially changed to Dallas International University, and in that same year, DIU received permission to award a PhD in World Arts with its first doctoral students beginning in the Fall of 2019 and making DIU a level-5 doctoral granting institution.

In 2021 DIU approved two new graduate programs, a Master of Arts in Translation Advising and another in Human Migration. As the world continues to expand with new challenges and opportunities, DIU remains committed to preparing students with innovative and rigorous study programs that prepare them for excellence in their respective fields and careers.

We have had outstanding professors join DIU over its short life span, many of whom have performed extensive fieldwork in the subjects which they teach as well as having terminal degrees. Dallas International University's location on the International Linguistics Center provides students an opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people who have extensive experience in all of the academic domains offered at DIU. The constant influx of experienced personnel who have lived and worked in many different cultures and countries makes DIU an ideal place to expand one's horizons.

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