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Azusa Pacific University

 901 E ALOSTA AVE , PO Box 7000
 AZUSA , CA 91702
[P] (626) 815-5333
[F] --
www.apu.edu
https://www.apu.edu/orange/
[email protected]
Audrey Yeoh
FOUNDED: 1899
INCORPORATED: 1946
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-1744369 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.


Mission Statement

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.



FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $239,564,000.00
Projected Revenue $239,564,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Orange County residents studying on the Azusa campus
  • Academic Programs at the Orange County Regional Campus

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview


Mission Statement

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian community of disciples and scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in liberal arts and professional programs of higher education that encourage students to develop a Christian perspective of truth and life.



Background Statement

Azusa Pacific University (APU)’s roots trace back to its founding as the Training School for Christian Workers in 1899, which had 12 students in its first term. Today, we are one of southern California’s largest private universities, located northeast of Los Angeles in the city of Azusa. APU educates more than 10,000 students (5,021 undergraduate, 5,074 graduate/professional) on the main campus and at 6 regional centers (Orange County, High Desert, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Murrieta, and San Diego), offering 68 bachelor’s degrees, 45 master’s degrees, 24 certificates, 12 credentials, and 8 doctoral programs. Our comprehensive academic programs are offered through the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, the School of Education, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Theology, the College of the Arts, the School of Business and Management, the School of Nursing, and Azusa Pacific Seminary. APU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is classified as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. Committed to diversity and inclusion, APU admits students of all faiths. Our students are 80% California residents, 64% female, 56% ethnic minorities, 37% first generation college students, 33% in high financial need, and 3% veteran. From all 50 states and around the world, students come to our university, recognizing APU's commitment to scholarship, community, and service. APU has a community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and APU undergraduates annually conduct 165,000 hours of community service as part of their service learning requirement for graduation. A member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, APU supports its diverse student body with academic, social, and spiritual programming, designed to establish a habit of scholarship within the context of nurturing community. Small class sizes (13:1) allow for meaningful student-professor relationships. Services offered include academic advising, guidance for student ethnic clubs, disability accommodation, 1:1 mentoring, community events for residential and commuter students, tutoring, first-year seminars, career coaching, programs for student veterans, support for first-generation students, counseling, and help navigating financial aid (approximately 90% of students receive financial aid). 


Impact Statement

Accomplishments: (1) APU’s new Center for Public Affairs in Sacramento (established in 2017) recently launched its Sacramento Semester, a study-away learning experience that introduces undergraduates to the field of public administration, offering practical learning opportunities for policy writing and civic engagement through public service and leadership skills. The Center is the first of its kind in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. (2) In 2018, Azusa Pacific announced it will offer guaranteed admission to California community college students who graduate with an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Additionally, APU has made agreements with 20 local districts and 10 private schools, providing guaranteed admission and a $10,000 scholarship for qualifying students. (3) In 2018-19, APU’s Orange County Regional Campus launched new academic programs: master’s of public health, bachelor’s in business administration, and a bachelor's in psychology. (4) Degrees conferred in 2017-18 (most recent data available): bachelor’s: 1,602, graduate: 1,312 (master’s and doctoral). (5) The Center for Vocational Ministry (CVM) (at the Azusa campus) exists to cultivate resilience in ministry leaders through formational resources, and to assist students sensing God leading them to vocational ministry. Under the CVM, the Youth Leadership Initiative exists to deepen the faith and calling of high school students. CVM programs and services are available to high school youth and clergy in Orange County.

 
Goals: (A) Enhance services appropriate to the academic needs of adult and graduate students. (B) Ensure programming and processes promote undergraduate excellence through a commitment to a liberal arts education. (C) Facilitate student academic engagement and thriving through continuous program development.
 


Needs Statement

(1) Undergraduate Scholarships: APU works hard to keep costs low, with a less than 4% tuition increase from last year. Undergraduate tuition at APU for the 2019-20 year is $39,640 (excluding fees). An estimated 90% of our students receive institutional or need-based financial aid, with the average APU scholarship award at $16,341. Still, increasing numbers of families struggle to afford a postsecondary education, essential for 21st century professional success.

(2) Graduate Scholarships: APU’s Orange County Regional Campus (OCRC) has provided quality academic programs for over 40 years, particularly in K12 education and behavioral health. Thousands of APU alumni have made a difference to Orange County children, youth, and families. Graduate and professional students at the OCRC require financial support to help them complete their training and move on to careers in these helping professions.
 
(3) OCRC conference room: A valuable community resource, the OCRC generates career development and community engagement. Burgeoning academic programs and pressing community issues require a space where community stakeholders can meet to pursue civic development and partnership. Refurnishing the main conference room at the OCRC will increase opportunities for these important collaborations.


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

https://www.apu.edu/advancement/give/

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
West Orange County

APU’s regional campus is located in Orange, CA. Population: 140,560, poverty rate (12.5%), median household income: $83,500. Ethnic composition: White (45%), Latino (39%), Asian (12%), 2+ races (2%), African American (1%), other (0.3%). Educational attainment: bachelor’s degree + (36%), associate degree (8%), some college (22%), high school (21%), less than high school (13%). Community needs: housing and services for homeless residents; postsecondary education attainment, veterans services.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Universities
  2. Religion- Related - Christianity
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Programs


Orange County residents studying on the Azusa campus

The Azusa Campus is situated in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley in Azusa, California. Located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, the area is known for its scenic beauty, ethnic diversity, and recreational activities. The city of Azusa provides a safe and stimulating environment in which students pursue academic and cultural endeavors. The Azusa campus comprises East and West campuses, spanning more than 100 acres. The campus houses numerous classrooms, offices, dining venues, and living areas—all designed to serve the more than 9,900 students in more than 80 academic programs. During the last several years, the university has undergone dynamic growth and change in order to provide its students with state-of-the-art facilities, enabling APU to offer expanded learning environments to better serve current and future students. Within commuting distance, the Azusa campus serves both undergraduate and graduate students from Orange County.

Budget  $1,803,731.00
Category  Education, General/Other Adult Education
Population Served Adults Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 

Short-term success is evident in the continually recognized excellence of Azusa Pacific's academic offerings, and in its immediate benefits for our alumni: (1) For the 2012 cohort (from APU’s 2018-2019 common data set), 63% of APU undergraduate students graduated in six years, 3 percentage points higher than the national average. (2) In 2017-18, APU awarded 2,914 degrees (1,602 bachelor’s and 1,312 master’s and doctoral). (3) In key California industries, APU alumni earn significantly more than their peers: $30,000 more in health care; $28,000 more in education (annually). (4) APU is 1 of the Top 10 Schools of Nursing in the U.S., according to USA Today. (5) According to a poll conducted by the San Gabriel Valley News Group, APU has been voted Best University in the San Gabriel Valley six years in a row. (6) Boosting California’s productivity and earning power, 42,800 Azusa Pacific alumni live in Southern California, and APU has a statewide economic impact of $1.25 billion.

Program Long-Term Success  Vocational Competence: APU’s “4 Cs” are a concise statement of student learning outcomes, designed to reflect students’ readiness to positively engage the world’s most pressing social issues. (1) Competence: Demonstrate comprehension of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a chosen discipline. (2) Critical Thinking: Analyze, critique, evaluate, and synthesize information to engage in innovative thinking and problem-solving. (3) Community: Participate in meaningful service-learning experiences, explore personal and social responsibility, and live and learn within a community with diverse perspectives. (4) Character: Demonstrate Christ-centered, ethical values that reflect an ability to effect positive change in a diverse society. The long-term success of an Azusa Pacific graduate is reflected in the difference made in the world by bringing these traits (Competence, Critical Thinking, Community, and Character) to bear in health, education, the arts, STEM, government, and other fields.
Program Success Monitored By  APU staff monitor the utility of support systems at a departmental level through student feedback, usage, and outcome metrics. Individual schools and colleges (e.g. School of Business and Management, College of the Arts) maintain discipline-specific excellence through membership in various associations (e.g. International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, National Association of Schools of Music). APU’s WASC accreditation ensures that the university engages in regular, institution-wide reviews of its organizational soundness and educational efficacy. APU’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment advances the academic mission and vision of the university by resourcing faculty in their scholar-educator roles, and by providing administrators with institutional data for strategic decision making. The Center includes the Office(s) of Innovative Teaching and Technology, Faith Integration, Faculty Evaluation, and Institutional Research and Assessment.
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Academic Programs at the Orange County Regional Campus

Azusa Pacific’s Orange County Regional Campus, located in the City of Orange, combines a quality APU education with local convenience. Offering bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, teaching credentials, and a certificate program, the regional campus focuses on programs that are tailored to the needs of the adult learner with programs in business, education, leadership, public health, user experience design, and psychology. All courses are offered in the evening and are taught by both full-time faculty and local adjunct professors. APU’s Graduate and Professional Center serves the APU graduate and professional student populations, housing Graduate and Professional Admissions, Student Financial Services, the Registrar, and Student Affairs. These offices work in one convenient center as an integrated team to provide students with the services they need to succeed in their graduate or professional programs.


Budget  $0.00
Category  Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served Adults Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  Information forthcoming.
Program Long-Term Success  Information forthcoming.
Program Success Monitored By  APU staff monitor the utility of support systems at a departmental level through student feedback, usage, and outcome metrics. Individual schools and colleges (e.g. School of Business and Management, College of the Arts) maintain discipline-specific excellence through membership in various associations (e.g. International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, National Association of Schools of Music). APU’s WASC accreditation ensures that the university engages in regular, institution-wide reviews of its organizational soundness and educational efficacy. APU’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment advances the academic mission and vision of the university by resourcing faculty in their scholar-educator roles, and by providing administrators with institutional data for strategic decision making. The Center includes the Office(s) of Innovative Teaching and Technology, Faith Integration, Faculty Evaluation, and Institutional Research and Assessment.

Examples of Program Success 




Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Paul Ferguson
CEO Term Start June 2019
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Paul Ferguson, PhD, became the 17th president of Azusa Pacific University on June 1, 2019. A Southern California native, raised in Hacienda Heights and residing in Yorba Linda, Ferguson has enjoyed a 30-year career in higher education as a professor and university administrator. Previously the founding dean of the School of Science, Technology, and Health at Biola University, Ferguson served with distinction in several leadership roles, including as president of Ball State University (2014–16), president of the University of Maine (2011–14), provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) (2006–11), vice president for research and graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) (1999–2006), and vice provost and dean of graduate studies and research at the University of Louisiana, Monroe (ULM) (1993–99).

 
Ferguson earned his doctorate from the University of California, Davis, and his undergraduate degree from Whittier College. He began his academic career as an assistant professor of toxicology in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at ULM, eventually rising to professor and chair of the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology before assuming senior leadership responsibilities. Commensurate with his administrative advances, he served in joint faculty appointments, including professor of biology and toxicology at UNLV, professor of toxicology and environmental sciences at SIUE, and professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Maine. Ferguson served as a research biologist for Pennwalt Corporation (1974–76) and as senior toxicologist for Unocal Corporation (1984–88). Ferguson is recognized for a commitment to scholarship through writing, publishing, and teaching in the disciplines of higher education leadership, toxicology, and public health. He is known for spurring innovation, fostering administrative effectiveness, and building strong bonds with students, faculty, and alumni.


Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Dr. Jon Wallace 2000 2019
Dr. Richard Felix 1990 2000

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Ross Allen Vice President for Finance and Business --
Dr. Mark Dickerson Senior Vice President --
Dr. Paul Ferguson President --
Dr. Drake Levasheff Director, Orange County Regional Campus --
Dr. Mark Stanton Provost



Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Community Engagement Classification Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 2019
President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Corporation for National and Community Service 2015

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada - Accreditation (10 years) 2019
National Association of Schools of Art and Design - Accreditation 2019
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education - Accreditation 2019
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 1984

Collaborations

Azusa Pacific’s Orange County Regional Campus serves the local community through engaging local leadership. For example, in September of 2018 the OCRC hosted the Second Annual Orange County Hispanic Heritage Month Prayer Breakfast. In February of 2019, the OCRC hosted the Orange County California Marriage and Family Therapists Intern Fair, and convened a community conversation for Santa Ana stakeholders including leadership from APU, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana Unified School District, and Templo Calvario Community Development Corporation. Azusa Pacific leadership is poised to improve and increase collaborations within Orange County.


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1,466
Number of Part Time Staff 457
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 98%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 125
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 215
Caucasian: 1,058
Hispanic/Latino: 259
Native American/American Indian: 9
Other: --
Other (if specified): Unknown and 2 or More Races: 257
Gender Female: 1,142
Male: 781
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair David Poole
Board Chair Company Affiliation Law Firm Partner
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Larry Acosta Community Volunteer Voting
Sally Colace Christian Ministries Voting
Evan Collins Securities Executive Voting
Paul Ferguson President, Azusa Pacific University Voting
Lynette Ilertsen Teacher/Administrator (Retired) Voting
Ray Johnston Senior Pastor Voting
Elizabeth Maring Attorney/Nonprofit Founder Voting
Cathy McIntyre Community Volunteer Voting
Tom Miller Business Executive Voting
Lucie Moore Attorney Voting
Steven Perry Foundation Chair Voting
David Poole Law Firm Partner Voting
Sally Segerstrom Business Executive Voting
Ava Siwek Christian Ministries Advocacy Voting
Tim Stripe Real Estate Development Executive Voting
Albert Tate Senior Pastor Voting
Larry Walkemeyer Superintendent/Lead Pastor Voting
Nick Yphantides Chief Medical Officer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2018 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $239,564,000.00
Projected Expenses $239,564,000.00
Form 990s

2018 990

2017 990

2016 990

Audit Documents

2018 Audited Financial Statement

2017 Audited Financial Statement

2016 Audited Financial Statement

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Revenue $320,695,476 $316,295,537 $315,168,898
Total Expenses $336,017,086 $318,884,121 $305,452,479

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$10,291,170 $6,768,978 $9,771,442
Government Contributions $2,960,395 $1,499,162 $828,289
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $2,960,395 $1,499,162 $828,289
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $47,289 -- $17,420
Earned Revenue $304,040,453 $305,085,201 $299,993,577
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,872,829 $1,696,988 $2,735,826
Membership Dues -- $5,499 $5,499
Special Events $865,364 $773,325 $774,720
Revenue In-Kind $617,976 $362,352 $870,726
Other -- $104,032 $171,399

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Program Expense $289,729,619 $273,147,745 $257,226,361
Administration Expense $42,412,516 $41,893,599 $44,526,717
Fundraising Expense $3,874,951 $3,842,777 $3,699,401
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.95 0.99 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 86% 86% 84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 27% 43% 32%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Total Assets $351,400,165 $362,784,904 $359,436,701
Current Assets $37,269,682 $44,448,302 $52,442,090
Long-Term Liabilities $4,643,845 $4,721,185 $4,782,578
Current Liabilities $181,886,952 $185,050,444 $193,474,463
Total Net Assets $164,869,368 $173,013,275 $161,179,660

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.20 0.24 0.27

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2018 2017 2016
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 1% 1% 1%
Endowment Value $86,900,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporate Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

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