Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN 37240-7727
Tax ID62-0476822

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About this organization






From its founding in 1873 as an institution devoted to “strengthening the ties which should exist between all sections of our common country,” Vanderbilt University has forged a tradition of academic excellence infused with a unique spirit of collaboration and collegiality. Our mission lies in the quest to bring out the best in humanity—pushing new ideas into the frontiers of discovery, challenging the limits of what’s possible and working diligently in the service of others. Vanderbilt’s closely connected park-like campus, set in the heart of the rapidly growing city of Nashville, Tennessee, is representative of the enduring bonds that unite us as One Vanderbilt community.


Vanderbilt is a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. It offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and a full range of graduate and professional degrees across 10 schools and colleges, all on a beautiful campus—an accredited arboretum—complete with athletic facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories. Vanderbilt is optimized to inspire and nurture cross-disciplinary research that fosters discoveries that have global impact.

Interesting data from their 2017 990 filing

The purpose of the non-profit is listed in the filing as “See schedule o”.

When discussing its operations, they were characterized as: “And form 990, part iii, line 1, description of organization mission:vanderbilt university is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. in pursuit of these goals, vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.”.

  • The non-profit's legally reported state of operation is TN.
  • The filing states that the non-profit's address in the year 2017 is Kirkland 2201 WestEnd, Nashville, TN, 37240.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit for 2017 shows a total of 37165 employees.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is -$135,484,368.
  • The organization has 23 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 1873.
  • The organization pays $640,516,918 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $32,789,780 in fundraising expenses.