Cape Breton University
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
President: Dr. Dale Keefe
Chancellor: Annette Verschuren
Charitable Reg. #: 11927 9032 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #321
Avg. Compensation $112,606
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||1|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||6|
|$120k - $160k||3|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Cape Breton University:
The College of Cape Breton was established in 1974, combining the Sydney Campus of Saint Francis Xavier University and the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology into a single institution. It was granted university status in 1982. Cape Breton University (CBU) aims to create high quality university education and research that inspires learners and partners and has significance, relevance and application. As of F2015, it had an enrollment under 3,500 students.
CBU offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, business, science and technology and 2 graduate programs (MBA in Community Economic Development and Masters in Information Technology). It also offers diplomas and certificates in wireless, petroleum and environmental studies, integrative science, cultural studies and education. CBU states that it encourages Aboriginal students and has the highest Aboriginal student representation per capita of any institution in Atlantic Canada. CBU’s research department focuses on integrative science, intangible cultural heritage, molecular spectroscopy and mine water management. The CBU research department has projects funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Atlantic Innovation Fund and The Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust.
In F2015, CBU reported that 83% of its students were satisfied with their programs. It granted 43 credentials to students of aboriginal descent. It also reports that the majority of graduates from Cape Breton University stay in Nova Scotia after graduation with 50% staying on Cape Breton Island.
Cape Breton University is a medium-cap charity with donations of $1.8m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 5%% of revenues. The university does not report any fundraising costs. For every dollar donated to the charity, 95 cents goes towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. The university’s funding reserves are $30.8m of which all but $58k are donor-endowed.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Cape Breton University. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 7, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||5.0%||5.2%||5.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||58.0%||64.2%||53.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||31,973||34,382||30,945|
|Business activities (net)||181||(107)||(143)|
|Cash flow from operations||2,325||6,625||6,922|