Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)


  • Name:Grace Bahng
  • Title:Associate Professor of Global Studies

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  • Organization Name:Azusa Pacific University
  • Address:P.O. Box 7000
    Azusa, CA 91702-7000
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:310-425-3694

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  • Mission:
  • Azusa Pacific University is a Christian community of scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through academic excellence in the liberal arts and professional programs of higher education.

  • Overview:
  • Azusa Pacific University is a liberal arts college located in the community of Azusa, 26 miles from Los Angeles. Situated on two main campuses, APU also has six offsite regional centers and online programs as well. APU offers both undergrad and graduate programs with a total of 1,004 teaching faculty. It has an annual budget of $220 million USD and an endowment of $52 million. APU has a current student body of 10,755 students with 7,783 full-time students. It has an undergraduate population of 5,683 and a graduate population of 2,100. 45.5% of the student body is categorized as an ethnic minority citizen.

    APU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and boasts 13 professional/specialized accreditations. There are 42 student-led organizations on campus, 19 intercollegiate sports, and 50 national championships.

    APU secured a place in the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014 rankings, landing in Tier One at No. 173. In addition, APU gained inclusion in several subcategory lists: Highest Freshmen Retention Rate, Highest Six-Year Graduation Rate, Campus Ethnic Diversity, and Least Debt for the Class of 2012.

    For the seventh consecutive year, the Princeton Review designated APU as one of 124 institutions in the "Best Western Colleges" section of its 2014 Best Colleges edition.

  • History:
  • Azusa Pacific University was established in 1899 with a group of men and women in a modest home in Whittier, California. The group was led by President Mary A. Hill and the school grew to an enrollment of 12 in its first term. The early years of growth saw the school relocate and change leadership several times and eventually the university relocated to the city of Azusa in 1946.

    The mergers and early growth of the university brought great strides, as well as great challenges, and yet the focus on the school’s core vision never wavered. In 1939, Cornelius P. Haggard, Th.D., became the school’s 13th president. Haggard’s early years as president were fraught with adversity—enrollment was down and donations from the prior year totaled only $27. Among his many accomplishments, Haggard launched a variety of innovative fundraising efforts, including the annual Dinner Rally that continues today. He traveled the U.S. to raise resources for the school and served for the next 36 years, achieving many significant milestones along the way.

    After Haggard’s death, Paul E. Sago, Ph.D., became president, serving until 1989. Among his many accomplishments, Sago encouraged the development and growth of off-site educational regional centers throughout Southern California, and presided over the addition of master’s degree programs and the development of schools within the university.

    Richard E. Felix, Ph.D., became president in 1990. Felix played an instrumental role in initiating the university’s first doctoral programs. He also reframed the university’s values as Four Cornerstones—Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service—and oversaw the construction of seven new buildings, a doubling of student enrollment, and the quadrupling of graduate programs.

    In November 2000, Jon R. Wallace, DBA, an Azusa Pacific alumnus and former student body president, assumed the role of university president. Prior to becoming president, Wallace served in numerous roles at the university, including dean of students and vice president. Known for his passion, energy, and connection with the campus community, Wallace began building upon the legacy of his predecessors and envisioning the next level for APU. His entrepreneurial approach to management, program development, and meaningful, transformational scholarship, has led the university through a period of growth, including overseeing completion several new buildings, including the $54 million Segerstrom Science Center, the most fiscally significant project ever undertaken by the university.

    Under Wallace’s leadership, and working closely alongside the Office of the Provost, APU continues to advance its commitment to comprehensive, relevant scholarship through the development of rigorous academic programs and recruitment of high-caliber faculty. Most recently, graduate program offerings increased through the addition of the Online Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and the Doctor of Nursing Practice. At the undergraduate level, the merger of several departments into the College of Music and the Arts, as well as the new Honors College, provide students with enriched academic options. Study abroad programs have also grown with the addition of the South Africa Semester alongside more than 40 other national and international study opportunities.

  • Year established:1899
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:28
  • Advisory board size:23
  • Staff size:1887


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:95-1744369

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  • EIN:951744369
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JOYCE L WILLIAMS
  • Organization Address:901 E ALOSTA AVE
  • Organization City:AZUSA
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:91702-2701
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1946
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:11
  • Foundation Code Desc.:School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
  • Activity Code(s):046, 030
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Private school, School, college, trade school, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B430
  • Asset Amount:$359,436,701
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$325,112,400
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$315,168,898
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:50:28 am

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