Dallas International University

The information on this page was last updated 3/6/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


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.

Statement of faith

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating562 of 111076 of 129
Fund acquisition rating18 of 11116 of 129
Resource allocation rating1055 of 1111120 of 129
Asset utilization rating609 of 111084 of 129

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$21,826
Short-term investments$3,103,249$2,741,739$2,723,796$2,241,109$1,931,035
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,564,956$3,269,506$3,484,512$2,769,871$2,860,871
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,775,438$1,882,696$1,944,620$2,011,152$1,943,771
Other long-term assets$295,182$268,601$101,190$86,820$79,170
Total long-term assets$2,070,620$2,151,297$2,045,810$2,097,972$2,022,941
Total assets$5,635,576$5,420,803$5,530,322$4,867,843$4,883,812
Payables and accrued expenses$39,504$110,892$96,486$121,346$101,302
Other current liabilities$92,800$76,220$145,059$124,099$79,596
Total current liabilities$132,304$187,112$241,545$245,445$180,898
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$132,304$187,112$241,545$245,445$180,898
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$3,037,169$2,782,323$3,683,893$3,176,733$3,277,610
With donor restrictions$2,466,103$2,451,368$1,604,884$1,445,665$1,425,304
Net assets$5,503,272$5,233,691$5,288,777$4,622,398$4,702,914
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,288,122$1,639,371$1,133,931$1,181,163$1,073,273
Program service revenue$729,491$819,091$757,258$693,142$1,009,957
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$65,239$133,584$64,520$6,363$32,687
Other revenue$6,418$7,482$2,096$1,853$18,583
Total other revenue$801,148$960,157$823,874$701,358$1,061,227
Total revenue$2,089,270$2,599,528$1,957,805$1,882,521$2,134,500
Program services$1,365,566$1,488,483$1,300,130$1,448,078$1,580,861
Management and general$583,810$494,404$441,649$445,669$416,055
Total expenses$2,014,875$2,060,554$1,815,549$1,963,037$2,052,563
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$74,395$538,974$142,256($80,516)$81,937
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$74,395$538,974$142,256($80,516)$81,937


Scott BerthiaumePresident$108,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/6/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

Program accomplishments