Pepperdine University

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Summary

At Pepperdine, higher learning is aligned with a higher purpose. By integrating service, worship, and social responsibility with rigorous academic study, we create a community that nurtures heart, soul, strength, and mind.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Website: pepperdine.edu

Phone: 310-506-4000

Email: admission-seaver@pepperdine.edu


Organization details

EIN: 951644037

CEO/President: James Gash

Chairman: Dee Anna Smith

Board size: 28

Founder: George Pepperdine

Ruling year: 1940

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 07/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Pepperdine University will be a preeminent, global, Christian university, known for the integration of faith and learning, whose graduates lead purposeful lives as servant-minded leaders throughout the world.

Our vision statement declares what we intend to become. George Pepperdine envisioned an institution that would transform students' lives so that they would, in turn, impact culture. He imagined a vast body of alumni-men and women conscious of their good fortune, recipients of the generous gift of a Christian education-who would feel the moral imperative to serve others sacrificially. Hence, the school's motto: "Freely ye received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8).


Mission statement

Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.


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 rating844 of 1022106 of 117
Fund acquisition rating538 of 102463 of 117
Resource allocation rating814 of 102489 of 117
Asset utilization rating777 of 102299 of 117

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
15%15%23%20%23%27%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
2%1%1%2%1%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%10%6%8%6%6%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
2%2%1%2%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
87%90%94%92%94%94%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%78%76%76%74%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%96%96%91%89%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%75%73%69%66%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%4%4%9%11%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%2%4%4%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%20%23%22%24%25%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.500.270.270.250.260.27
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.742.715.013.763.725.06
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.620.731.350.940.971.39
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.269.335.819.478.656.90
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.160.110.170.110.120.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.9514.597.3411.4710.987.38
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
27%34%28%28%24%26%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
17%12%17%24%20%22%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
140%245%268%290%291%270%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$129,006,851$150,369,653$135,731,228$118,945,803$118,813,144
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$71,213,768$67,500,698$52,599,400$43,777,378$51,197,127
Short-term investments$556,027,466$167,300,124$316,370,835$298,096,519$144,921,988
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$756,248,085$385,170,475$504,701,463$460,819,700$314,932,259
Long-term investments$582,822,815$780,871,120$687,399,569$599,449,712$676,739,236
Fixed assets$521,166,834$447,499,519$444,508,793$389,653,781$357,620,541
Other long-term assets$187,506,975$317,312,501$261,044,203$262,113,569$242,863,324
Total long-term assets$1,291,496,624$1,545,683,140$1,392,952,565$1,251,217,062$1,277,223,101
Total assets$2,047,744,709$1,930,853,615$1,897,654,028$1,712,036,762$1,592,155,360
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$62,001,347$48,202,020$43,298,616$39,451,850$34,566,690
Other current liabilities$19,045,050$18,131,219$10,020,188$13,851,501$11,093,448
Total current liabilities$81,046,397$66,333,239$53,318,804$53,303,351$45,660,138
Debt$250,081,501$332,064,213$462,162,724$343,910,663$346,399,373
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$356,096,954$137,835,510$13,188,362$17,357,472$16,880,158
Total long-term liabilities$606,178,455$469,899,723$475,351,086$361,268,135$363,279,531
Total liabilities$687,224,852$536,232,962$528,669,890$414,571,486$408,939,669
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$823,004,296$848,967,083$829,663,976$799,070,675$699,527,108
With donor restrictions$537,515,561$545,653,570$539,320,162$498,394,601$483,688,583
Net assets$1,360,519,857$1,394,620,653$1,368,984,138$1,297,465,276$1,183,215,691
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$55,834,209$34,179,043$39,372,267$30,223,377$25,472,417
Program service revenue$465,020,833$435,858,309$408,610,103$400,243,433$381,804,299
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$49,222,083$63,810,698$61,857,274$71,044,314$23,217,070
Other revenue$10,097,077$9,538,651$10,466,898($690,814)($453,697)
Total other revenue$524,339,993$509,207,658$480,934,275$470,596,933$404,567,672
Total revenue$580,174,202$543,386,701$520,306,542$500,820,310$430,040,089
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$433,660,195$394,369,797$360,054,169$331,386,962$320,212,392
Management and general$113,213,986$119,155,021$104,300,921$106,869,593$110,776,881
Fundraising$8,548,073$7,779,990$7,841,409$7,001,801$6,792,833
Total expenses$555,422,254$521,304,808$472,196,499$445,258,356$437,782,106
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$24,751,948$22,081,893$48,110,043$55,561,954($7,742,017)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$24,751,948$22,081,893$48,110,043$55,561,954($7,742,017)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Andrew BentonPresident Emeritus$1,350,622
Lorenzo RomarHead Coach, Basketball$793,594
Charles PippinSVP FOR INVESTMENTS & CIO$789,562
Rick MarrsProvost & Chief Academic Off$738,264
Gary HansonExecutive VP$651,195
Deryck Janse van RensburgDean, Graziadio Business Schoo$530,390
James GashPresident & CEO$525,024
Samuel HinkleSVP For Advancement & Cdo$487,211
Phil PhillipsSVP For Administration & COO$453,635
Hung LeAssoc. VP & University Registr$453,094
David SmithAssoc. Professor & Assoc. Prov$431,741
Paul CaronDean, Caruso School of Law$430,995
Edward LarsonDarling Chair In Law & Profess$413,286
Cristina GibsonDean's Distinguished Professor$381,943
Michael FeltnerDean, Seaver College$371,512
Marc GoodmanGeneral Counsel$352,891
Jeffrey RohdeManaging Director Investments$337,974
Jonathan SeeChief Information Officer$334,611
Lee KatsVice Provost & Professor$308,678
Helen WilliamsDean, Graduate School of Educa$301,836
Connie HortonVP For Student Affairs$299,038
Rick GibsonVP For Public Affairs & CMO$297,028
Joan SingletonCFO, Thru 10/19$294,021
Michael NicksDirector of Investments$283,658
Sara Young JacksonChancellor$279,471
Faye HoltonDirector of Investments$278,144
Sara CosentinoVP For Campus Operations & HR$276,264
Lance BridgesmithAssoc. VP Planning, Operations$261,901
Daniel DewaltVP & Chief of Staff$248,271
Nicolle TaylorVP & Chief Business Officer$245,792
Greg RamirezCFO, As of 01/20$207,920
Marian MitzeFormer Vp, Chief of Staff$190,380
Larry PerrinSVP Strategic Implementation$174,062

Compensation data as of: 7/31/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/27/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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