Nebraska Wesleyan University

Organization Overview

Nebraska Wesleyan University is located in Lincoln, NE. The organization was established in 1942. According to its NTEE Classification (B42) the organization is classified as: Undergraduate Colleges, under the broad grouping of Education and related organizations. As of 05/2020, Nebraska Wesleyan University employed 1,371 individuals. This organization is an independent organization and not affiliated with a larger national or regional group of organizations.

For the year ending 05/2020, Nebraska Wesleyan University generated $78.7m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 5 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 4.6% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $76.3m during the year ending 05/2020. While expenses have increased by 5.0% 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.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2020

Describe the Organization's Mission:

Part 3 - Line 1

ACADEMIC COMMUNITY DEDICATED TO INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION AND IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF CHRISTIAN CONCERN.

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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INSTRUCTION - NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (NWU OR UNIVERSITY) IS A LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT. ALL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS CONSIST OF FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION AND INTEGRATION THE LIBERAL ARTS PERSPECTIVE REGARDLESS OF MAJOR. NWU SERVES APPROXIMATELY 1,650 TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATES EARNING BACHELOR'S DEGREES ON A RESIDENTIAL CAMPUS. APPROXIMATELY 275 ADULT UNDERSTATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS ATTEND CLASSES ON THE LINCOLN CAMPUS AND OMAHA SITE. U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT HAS NAMED NWU A TOP REGIONAL UNIVERSITY. IN 2014, NEBRASKA WESLEYAN LAUNCHED A NEW PROGRAM OF GENERAL EDUCATION FOR ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (TRADITIONAL AND ADULT) CALLED THE ARCHWAY CURRICULUM. IT INTEGRATES LEARNING ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES, ENHANCES LEARNING THROUGH NON-CLASSROOM EXPERIENCES, AND WEAVES SKILL DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM. THE ARCHWAY CURRICULUM HAS BEEN NATIONALLY HERALDED WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION AS A PROGRESSIVE MODEL FOR LIBERAL LEARNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY.IN JANUARY 2019, NWU OPENED DUANE W. ACKLIE HALL OF SCIENCE, ITS FIRST ACADEMIC BUILDING IN 36 YEARS. NWU CONSISTENTLY PRODUCES TOP PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS INCLUDING FULBRIGHT, TRUMAN AND GOLDWATER SCHOLARS. THE UNIVERSITY IS A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED LEADER FOR COMBINED EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS, RANKING SEVENTH IN THE NATION (AMONG ALL DIVISIONS) WITH 185 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS AND SIXTH IN THE NATION FOR NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS.IN 2020, NWU RECEIVED APPROVAL FROM THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION TO MARKET AND START RECRUITING FOR A MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW) PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WILL LAUNCH IN FALL 2021.


STUDENT SERVICES - NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY'S LIVING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOCUSES ON STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON. STUDENT WELL-BEING AND PERSONAL GROWTH ARE SUPPORTED BY SERVICES IN CAREER GUIDANCE, HEALTH SERVICES INCLUDING COUNSELING, ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT AND MULTIPLE ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES. ABOUT 30% OF TRADITIONAL STUDENTS COMPETE IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (21 SPORTS). NWU IS A MEMBER OF NCAA DIVISION III, COMPETING IN THE AMERICAN RIVERS CONFERENCE. THE PRAIRIE WOLVES HAVE CELEBRATED MANY CONFERENCE WINS AS WELL AS A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN MEN'S BASKETBALL IN 2018.


ACADEMIC SUPPORT - NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS ARE STRENGTHENED BY THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SERVICES, GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT OFFICE, VARIOUS UNIVERSITY FORUM AND LECTURE SERIES AS WELL AS THE SUPPORT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR FACULTY.


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Outside Vendors & Contractors

Vendor Name (Service)Compensation
Sodexo Inc & Affiliates
Campus Food Svc
$1,563,170
Weathercraft Company Of Lincoln
Construction
$394,805
Brandspark Llc
Advertising
$325,855
Arrow Stage Lines - Omaha
Transportation
$234,540
Ellucian Company Lp
Software Maintenance
$284,963
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Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$8,500
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $2,542,256
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$4,404,513
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $156,546
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$6,955,269
Total Program Service Revenue$68,382,854
Investment income $1,662,338
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $92,275
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $907,152
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $78,673,571

Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 5 grants that Nebraska Wesleyan University has recieved totaling $80,000.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
Assurity Life Foundation

Lincoln, NE

PURPOSE: UNIVERSITYACADEMIC COMMUNITY

$26,000
Gardner Foundation

Wakefield, NE

PURPOSE: ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT COVID COSTS

$25,000
Robert E & Elmie E Moore Charitable Trust

Las Vegas, NV

PURPOSE: GENERAL OPERATING

$22,000
James M Cox Foundation

Milwaukee, WI

PURPOSE: SCHOLARSHIP

$5,000
Alice Oth Charitable Foundation

Omaha, NE

PURPOSE: SCHOLARSHIP

$2,000
View Grant Recipient Profile

Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$56,067,074
Earnings$965,891
Net Contributions$3,863,534
Grants$2,253,253
Ending Balance$58,643,246

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$78,673,571
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