Butler University

Butler University Overview

Butler University is located in Indianapolis, IN. 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 05/2021, Butler University employed 3,124 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 05/2021, Butler University generated $305.0m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 6 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 3.4% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $267.5m during the year ending 05/2021. While expenses have increased by 3.0% per year over the past 6 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.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2021

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TO INTEGRATE THE TWO BY CREATING A STIMULATING INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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EDUCATION: BUTLER UNIVERSITY DELIVERS AN OUTSTANDING EDUCATION STEEPED IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND COUPLED WITH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITES THAT INCLUDE INTERNSHIPS, STUDY ABROAD, SERVICE PROJECTS, AND SCHOLARLY RESEARCH. THROUGH THIS COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, WE PREPARE STUDENTS TO STEP DIRECTLY INTO A CAREER OR GRADUATE SCHOOL WITH CONFIDENCE. THE UNIVERSITY'S MOST RECENT PLACEMENT RATE WAS 97 PERCENT, INCLUDING 25 PERCENT WHO WENT ON TO ATTEND GRADUATE SCHOOL. IN ITS RANKINGS FOR 2022, U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT NAMED BUTLER THE NO. 1 SCHOOL AMONG MIDWEST REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AND THE MOST INNOVATIVE SCHOOL IN THE MIDWEST FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR. THE UNIVERSITY ALSO WAS LISTED AMONG THE BEST FOR UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING, FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCES, AND STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES. AUXILIARY: CLOWES MEMORIAL HALL BUTLER UNIVERSITY'S 2,200-SEAT CLOWES MEMORIAL HALL OPENED TO THE PUBLIC ON OCT. 18, 1963. THIS PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FACILITY IS HOME TO BUTLER ARTS PRESENTS - AN ANNUAL SERIES OF MUSIC, THEATRE, AND DANCE PERFORMANCES - AND A K-12 EDUCATION PROGRAM. CLOWES IS ALSO THE HOME OF RESIDENT COMPANIES SUCH AS THE BUTLER BALLET. OTHER GREAT ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS BROADWAY IN INDIANAPOLIS, MUSIC FOR ALL(BANDS OF AMERICA), AND BUTLER'S CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES ALSO USE THE VENUE. HEALTH AND RECREATION COMPLEX: A HEALTH AND RECREATION COMPLEX THAT IS EQUIPPED WITH RECREATION COURTS, AN INDOOR JOGGING TRACK, AN AQUATICS AREA, A WEIGHT AND FITNESS SPACE, AND LOUNGE OPENED IN FALL 2006. STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AT LEAST 12 CREDIT HOURS ARE AUTOMATIC MEMBERS. MEMBERSHIP IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, AND A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS ATHLETICS: BUTLER UNIVERSITY PARTICIPATES IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS AT THE NCAA DIVISION I LEVEL. NINETEEN OF BUTLER'S 20 TEAMS COMPETE IN THE BIG EAST, WHILE THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM IS A MEMBER OF THE PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE. THE BULLDOGS HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF ATHLETIC SUCCESS, INCLUDING BACK-TO-BACK TRIPS TO THE NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN 2010 AND 2011, AND THE UNIVERSITY IS HOME TO ONE OF THE NATION'S GREAT INTERCOLLEGIATE BASKETBALL FACILITIES, HINKLE FIELDHOUSE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BUTLER ATHLETICS, VISIT WWW.BUTLERSPORTS.COM. ROOM AND BOARD: BUTLER STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM A NUMBER OF HOUSING OPTIONS, INCLUDING A RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT VILLAGE FOR JUNIORS AND SENIORS, AN APARTMENT-STYLE RESIDENCE HALL, TWO COEDUCATIONAL RESIDENCE HALLS WITH OPTIONAL FRESHMAN LIVING-LEARNING CENTERS, AND 14 FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES. A 660-BED MODERN, SUITE-STYLE HOUSING FACILITY - PREDOMINATELY FOR SOPHOMORES - OPENED IN FALL 2016, AND A 647-BED, SUITE-STYLE RESIDENCE HALL FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS OPENED IN FALL 2018. ALL BUTLER UNDERGRADUATES ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE ON CAMPUS THROUGH JUNIOR YEAR.


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Butler University Vendors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Bon Appetit Management Company
Board/catering
$10,025,909
Pepper Construction
Construction
$31,948,619
American Campus Communities
Student Housing
$8,412,906
Us Bank Corporate Payment System
Card Servicer
$3,289,952
Iupui
Eddp Program/tuition
$1,403,567
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$0
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$39,200
Related organizations$0
Government grants $7,092,571
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$27,962,429
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $1,973,397
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$35,094,200
Total Program Service Revenue$249,596,025
Investment income $10,927,474
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $176,037
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $9,176,021
Net Income from Fundraising Events $17,240
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $304,986,997

Butler University Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 40 grants that Butler University has recieved totaling $2,764,453.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: CHARTING THE FUTURE INITIATIVE

$2,499,138
Sterrett Family Foundation Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: GENERAL ASSISTANCE

$64,784
Lilly Endowment Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: EMPLOYEE MATCHING GIFT(S)

$28,400
Cooke Family Foundation Inc

Fishers, IN

PURPOSE: EDUCATIONAL

$25,200
Forest Fund Inc

Indianapolis, IN

PURPOSE: OPERATIONS

$25,000
Aletto Family Foundation Inc

Carmel, IN

PURPOSE: GENERAL FUND

$25,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$216,806,870
Earnings$74,518,795
Admin Expense$9,064
Net Contributions$2,795,743
Other Expense$5,151,715
Grants$3,403,899
Ending Balance$285,556,730

Butler University Peer Organizations

Organization NameAssets
Loyola University Of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$863,455,479
Depaul University
Chicago, IL
$903,291,560
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
$679,500,550
Illinois Institute Of Technology
Chicago, IL
$410,466,852
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
$304,986,997
Bradley University
Peoria, IL
$238,646,085
The Lutheran University Association Inc
Valparaiso, IN
$192,641,554
University Of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
$187,846,389
Webster University
St Louis, MO
$161,315,329
Lindenwood College
St Charles, MO
$153,756,093
Maryville University Of St Louis
St Louis, MO
$159,674,655
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
$144,317,728

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