University of Alberta

116 St. and 85 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3
President: Indira Samarasekera
Board Chair: Douglas Goss

Charitable Reg. #: 10810 2831 RR0001
Sector: Education - University
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A+

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [ Audited financial statement for most recent year ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #4,341

Avg. Compensation $144,936

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 10
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About University of Alberta :

The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public research university located in Edmonton. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. The U of A sits atop the North Saskatchewan River valley, North America's largest stretch of urban parkland. The university offers 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs. The U of A has been home to 68 Rhodes Scholars, the third most among universities in Canada.

U of A is home to 39,312 students from 151 countries. In the 2013-2014 academic year 12% of undergraduate student enrolment was international students, and graduate international student enrolment was 34%. It has a faculty to student ratio of 1:21. U of A alumni have collectively founded over 70,000 organizations globally, creating over 1.5 million jobs and generating annual revenues of nearly $350 billion. One-third of these organizations are non-profit or have a cultural, social or environmental mission.

Financial Review:

U of A received $145m in donations in F2014. Administrative costs, taken from the charity's T3010 CRA filing, are 19% of total revenues. Like all Canadian universities, U of A reports no cost allocations for fundraising expenses; however, using the charity's T3010 CRA filing, fundraising costs are 12% of donations. In F2014 tuition fees accounted for 17% of total revenues. Salaries and benefits for faculty and staff represent 60% of revenues. It has net funding reserves of $1.7b, which cover 138% of annual program costs.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to The University of Alberta for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 11, 2015

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 18.9%18.5%25.6%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 11.5%9.6%10.3%
Program cost coverage (%) 138.2%127.8%129.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 145,737148,26198,115
Government funding 1,079,6701,101,743947,986
Fees for service 496,402468,663470,230
Investment income 72,60140,95242,067
Total revenues 1,794,4101,759,6191,558,398
Program costs 1,234,9241,203,6421,128,221
Administrative costs 325,309318,165388,087
Fundraising costs 16,77714,19310,103
Cash flow from operations 217,400223,61931,987
Funding reserves 1,706,3291,538,3181,456,785
Note: Ci reported an increase in deferred revenue, less expended capital recognized as revenue, which increased donations by $29.9m in F2014 and $31.8m in F2013, and decreased revenue by $972k in F2012. A decrease in deferred contributions reduced revenue by $25.5m in F2014. Like all Canadian Universities, U of A does not disclose fundraising costs on their audited financial statements. Ci reported fundraising as found on the charity's T3010 as $16.8m in F2014, $1.24m in F2013, and $10.1m in F2012. Management and administration was reported on the T3010 at $325.3m in F2014. $243.9m in F2013, and $310m in F2012. Ci reduced program costs by $263.7m in F2014, $258.1m in F2013, and $320m in F2012 to account for the fundraising and mangement & administration costs

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