Fiscal 2004 was an exceptionally successful year for St. John’s.
Progress on the Master Facilities Plan continued with the
completion of the DaSilva Academic Center, a state-of-the-art
40,000 square foot academic facility on the Staten Island
The University’s financial position also improved dramatically
with total net assets increasing $45.5 million or 15 percent.
Consistent with St. John’s mission to continue to provide excellent
education to all people, and in particular those lacking economic
advantages, the University awarded $89.6 million in institutional
financial aid, an increase of $12.2 million, or 16 percent, over
the prior year. For the year, the University generated excess
operating revenues over operating expenses of $13.3 million.
The University’s financial position as of May 31, 2004 and its
operating results for the year then ended are presented in the
accompanying statements, which have been prepared by the
University’s management in accordance with reporting and accounting
standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board
for not-for-profit organizations.
As presented in the accompanying Balance Sheets, total assets
were $742.6 million at May 31, 2004, as compared to $695.1 million
at May 31, 2003. The increase is due primarily to an increase of
$35.9 million, or 20 percent, in the value of the University’s
investment portfolio and an improved cash position.
Total assets and total net assets are presented in the accompanying
The Statements of Activities presents the change in net assets
for each of the University’s net asset categories, unrestricted,
temporarily restricted and permanently restricted for the years
ended May 31, 2004 and 2003. Total operating revenues increased
$18.1 million, or 6 percent, to $314.8 million. Total operating
expenses increased $16.2 million, or 6 percent, to $301.5 million.
Operating revenues exceeded operating expenses by $13.3
Investment return in excess of the amount utilized in operations
was $29.2 million which, when combined with operating income,
increased unrestricted net assets by $42.4 million, or 20 percent,
to $258.9 million.
Temporarily restricted net assets decreased marginally to $40.1
million, while permanently restricted net assets increased $3.3
million, or 8 percent, to $46.1 million.
Total net assets increased $45.5 million, or 15 percent, to
pie charts on the following page present the composition of
total operating revenues and total operating expenses for fiscal