Lehigh University

Lehigh University Overview

Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA. The organization was established in 1938. According to its NTEE Classification (B43) the organization is classified as: Universities, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 06/2020, Lehigh University employed 1,882 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 06/2020, Lehigh University generated $506.8m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 2.5% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $524.4m during the year ending 06/2020. While expenses have increased by 2.7% per year over the past 5 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, Lehigh University has awarded 170 individual grants totaling $17,344,683. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

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TAX YEAR

2020

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INSTRUCTION: LEHIGH IS AN INDEPENDENT, COEDUCATIONAL UNIVERSITY WITH PROGRAMS OFFERED IN FOUR COLLEGES: ARTS AND SCIENCES, BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, AND ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY MINDSET HAS LONG BEEN A PART OF THE LEHIGH CULTURE AND IS EVIDENT IN THE UNIVERSITY'S APPROACH TO TEACHING AND RESEARCH. LEHIGH'S UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS WORK IN A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT, WHERE THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK CLOSELY WITH FACULTY, STAFF AND FELLOW STUDENTS IN A PERSONALIZED SETTING. THREE OF LEHIGH'S FOUR COLLEGES OFFER UNDERGRADUATE, MASTERS AND DOCTORAL DEGREES WHILE ONE COLLEGE OFFERS MASTERS AND DOCTORAL DEGREES ONLY. ALL FOUR COLLEGES COLLABORATE ON A VARIETY OF CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS AND ON CROSS-COLLEGE FACULTY RESEARCH. LEHIGH OFFERS MORE THAN 50 UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE DEGREES AND OFFERS MORE THAN 100 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS AND MAJORS, FEATURING MORE THAN 2,300 COURSES. THERE ARE 72 PROGRAMS OFFERED AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL. IN THE FALL OF 2019, LEHIGH UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT WAS 5,153 FTE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND 1,355 FTE GRADUATE STUDENTS.


RESEARCH: LEHIGH IS COMMITTED TO THE PURSUIT OF NEW KNOWLEDGE, CREATIVE DISCOVERY, SCHOLARLY INQUIRY, AND ESTABLISHING A VIBRANT INTELLECTUAL CULTURE THAT PERVADES THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. FACULTY RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY BY HIGH HONORS FROM PEERS, SIGNIFICANT GRANTS AND FUNDING, PATENTS GRANTED, AND NUMEROUS AND VARIED AWARDS. LEHIGH FACULTY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO ADVANCEMENTS IN THEIR DISCIPLINES AND HAVE BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF MAJOR DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE IMPROVED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS. THIS SCHOLARLY INQUIRY AND RESEARCH POSITIVELY IMPACTS AND ENHANCES THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM. TOGETHER WITH TRADITIONAL FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP ACTIVITIES, APPROXIMATELY 600 ACTIVELY SUPPORTED RESEARCH PROJECTS WERE CONDUCTED IN FISCAL YEAR 2020.


AUXILIARY SERVICES: STUDENT LIFE AT LEHIGH CREATES A BALANCED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT INTEGRATES FORMAL STUDIES WITH RESIDENTIAL LIFE AND A VIBRANT ARRAY OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES. LEHIGH IS A CARING COMMUNITY DEEPLY COMMITTED TO HARMONIOUS CULTURAL DIVERSITY AS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. IN ORDER THAT ALL MEMBERS OF THE LEHIGH COMMUNITY MIGHT DEVELOP AS EFFECTIVE AND ENLIGHTENED CITIZENS, THE UNIVERSITY ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS RIGOROUS INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT. IN FISCAL YEAR 2020, APPROXIMATELY 3,175 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS RESIDED IN RESIDENCE HALLS, FRATERNITIES OR SORORITIES AND APPROXIMATELY 220 RESIDENTS OCCUPIED GRADUATE HOUSING ON LEHIGH'S CAMPUS.


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Lehigh University Board, Officers & Key Employees

Lehigh University Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Whiting Turner Contracting Company
Construction Mgmt
$30,379,354
Turner Construction Co
Construction Mgmt
$28,171,104
Abm Janitorial-mid Atlantic Inc
Janitorial Services
$9,667,370
Sodexo Inc And Affiliates
Food Service
$12,585,868
Hammel Green And Abrahamson Inc
Architectural Design
$5,443,713
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$20,675
Related organizations$0
Government grants $39,525,684
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$45,048,980
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $11,487,684
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$84,595,339
Total Program Service Revenue$370,111,404
Investment income $16,415,759
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $386,030
Net Rental Income $416,721
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $35,059,539
Net Income from Fundraising Events -$11,363
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $506,773,429

Lehigh University Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, Lehigh University has awarded $2,737,148 in support to 33 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

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Pittsburgh, PA

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$824,661

BETHLEHEM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP

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Bethlehem, PA

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$320,072

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

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Ithaca, NY

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$202,349

HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

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Claremont, CA

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$128,612

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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Evanston, IL

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$116,208

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

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$101,153
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Lehigh University Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 74 grants that Lehigh University has recieved totaling $4,959,740.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT; PROGRAM OPERATING COSTS

$341,812
Dexter F And Dorothy H Baker Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: THE BAKER INSTITUTE OPERATING SUPPORT (22-23)

$250,000
Dexter F And Dorothy H Baker Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: THE BAKER INSTITUTE OPERATING SUPPORT (18-19)

$250,000
Dexter F And Dorothy H Baker Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: THE BAKER INSTITUTE OPERATING SUPPORT (26-27)

$250,000
Dexter F And Dorothy H Baker Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: THE BAKER INSTITUTE OPERATING SUPPORT (24-25)

$250,000
Dexter F And Dorothy H Baker Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: THE BAKER INSTITUTE OPERATING SUPPORT (20-21)

$250,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$1,354,789,406
Earnings-$10,345,565
Admin Expense$6,903,000
Net Contributions$12,055,783
Other Expense$41,868,530
Grants$26,839,282
Ending Balance$1,280,888,812

Lehigh University Peer Organizations

Organization NameAssets
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
$936,054,028
Rochester Institute Of Technology
Rochester, NY
$849,584,640
St Johns University New York
Jamaica, NY
$810,687,746
University Of Dayton
Dayton, OH
$747,930,230
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
$653,047,178
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
$644,725,997
The New School
New York, NY
$558,997,855
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
$592,927,157
Rockefeller University
New York, NY
$455,447,251
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
$506,773,429
American University Of Beirut
New York, NY
$608,300,843
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
$456,494,000

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