Spring 2003

Spring 2003 State of the University Address

Employment and Earnings

  • APU employs 1,200 full- and part-time faculty and staff. In addition, more than 1,100 students are on the university’s payroll.
  • APU employees were paid over $54 million in gross pay and benefits in 2002. In this next budget cycle, APU plans to hire more than 35 new full-time faculty and staff, who will receive more than $2.3 million in salary and benefits.
  • All of these jobs contribute to our economic stability and growth because those who hold the jobs demand goods and services in the local economy.
Purchases of Goods and Services
  • In 2002, Azusa Pacific University purchased about $32 million in goods and services (excluding construction). Most of these goods and services were purchased here in Southern California and in the East San Gabriel Valley.
  • University services generated more than $5.8 million of taxable revenue through our bookstore and food services.
Construction
  • APU spent $9.95 million on new construction, rehabilitation, and major maintenance in 2002. This includes construction and maintenance at the Azusa campus, and development at our Murrieta Regional Center.
  • Currently in 2003, we have more than $27 million under construction.
Student and Visitor Spending
  • APU students contribute to Southern California’s economy through spending on housing, food, entertainment, and other student needs. These expenditures are distributed in Azusa, as well as through our regional centers in San Diego, Orange County, Murrieta, the Inland Empire, the High Desert, and Ventura.
  • APU was host to approximately 22 summer conferences and institutes, with an average of 150 attendees staying in the area for an average of six days.
  • In 2002, the Azusa campus had 3,915 full-time undergraduate, accelerated degree, and graduate students, with an additional 700 part-time students. An additional 3,078 students attended classes at our regional centers in San Diego, Orange County, Murrieta, the Inland Empire, the High Desert, and Ventura.

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