Columbia College Chicago

Annual Report 2011

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Chart of Giving Activities

Statement of Activities

  • Change over 5 years
  • shown in blue Operating Revenue: 17%
  • shown in gray Operating Expenses: 22%

Columbia offers more than 120 academic programs, making it the most comprehensive source of academic study among arts and media colleges nationwide. Dollars go toward attracting top-level faculty and developing curricula to match as well as maintaining outstanding facilities and services for students.

Graph of Long Term Investments

Total Long-Term Investments

Columbia recently purchased the historic Johnson Publishing headquarters building at 820 S. Michigan Ave. for the future site of the college’s ever-expanding library.

Graph of Total Assets

Total Assetsat end of fiscal year (August 31)

Columbia owns more than 20 buildings in the South Loop, including the Media Production Center, a 35,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning space outfitted with film production sound-stages, a motion-capture studio, digital labs, animating suites, and a fabrication shop.

Graph of Net Assets

Net Assets at end of fiscal year

  • 5-year change: 20%

In 1967, the budget was fixed at $375,000 with $400,000 in expenditures.

Chart of Giving by Constituency

Giving By Constituency funds received and pledged

A Trustee $549,423 4.3%
B Alumni Individuals $270,739 2.1%
C Parent $38,041 0.3%
D Other Individual $1,289,143 10.0%
E Corporation/Business $448,949 3.5%
F Foundation $1,965,500 15.2%
G Faculty/Staff $94,891 0.7%
H Contracted Program Support $1,625,166 12.6%
I Nonprofit/Association $129,353 1.0%
J Government $6,478,439 50.3%
Total Contributions $12,889,644

The comprehensive Campaign for Columbia College Chicago will raise $100 million for scholarships, endowment, programs, and capital improvements.

Chart of Alumni Giving

Alumni Giving

A Individuals $275,125 78.4%
B Alumni Org $12,656 3.6%
C Alumni Trustees $62,921 17.9%
Total Contributions $350,702

The newly formed national board of the Columbia Alumni Association & Network (CAAN) is expected to take alumni giving to a new level.

Graph of Giving Year to Year

Giving Year to Year total contributions annually

  • FY07-FY11 Total: $65,701,762

Scholarships for students are a college priority, and they increase retention. The 2010 fall-to-spring retention rate of the students who were awarded institutional scholarships was 91%.