By the Numbers: Your Gift Makes a Difference


Average financial assistance award, in Fall 2006, for students who demonstrated financial need. Thinking Ahead: The Southwestern Campaign has raised $11.4 million to date toward a goal of $23 million in new resources for student financial assistance.


Members of the Class of 1995 who contributed an average gift of $230.37 to create an endowed fund that will support a Southwestern student demonstrating financial need.


Number of new tenure-track faculty positions added toward the goal of 25 included in the Strategic Plan for 2010. 120 full-time tenure track faculty currently provide a student-faculty ratio of 10:1 with an average class size of 15. The Thinking Ahead campaign seeks funding for an additional 11 faculty positions and $3 million to support faculty development and scholarship.


Dollars raised by the Class of 2007 and their family members to support first-year students in Fall 2007.


Dollars raised to date toward a goal of $125 million by June 30, 2009.


Percent of Southwestern students who receive assistance to meet their educational expenses.


Number of students who received Bishop Ernest T. Dixon Scholarships in the 2006-2007 academic year. The Dixon Scholars program benefits African-American, Hispanic and Native American students who choose to attend Southwestern. The Thinking Ahead campaign seeks $6 million in funds for Dixon scholarships and campus initiatives to enrich the diversity of our campus community.


Number of square feet that will be in the new admission center that is scheduled to open in fall 2008.


Number of consecutive years James ’66 and Libby ’67 Adams have made a gift to support Southwestern students. The Adams’ first gift was $25.


Additional majors added since the beginning of Thinking Ahead: The Southwestern Campaign (Anthropology, Biochemistry and Latin American Studies).


Orchestra pit being added to the Alma Thomas Theatre in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts.


Beds added with the construction of the new Dorothy Manning Lord student residential apartment complex that will open this fall. This complex will allow 88% of students to live on campus, moving the University closer toward its goal of 95%.


Number of SMART rooms on campus equipped with the latest technology for improved teaching and learning.