Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The university recognizes the importance of its location in New York city and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
$1.8bn annual program spend • The TRUSTEES OF Columbia UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF New York is a private, nonsectarian, nonprofit institution of higher education whose activities are concentrated at two locations in New York city and extend across the globe. The university provides instruction through sixteen undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. It operates a variety of research institutes and a library system to support its teaching, learning, and research activities. The university enrolls approximately 32,429 full-time and part-time students and employs approximately 17,196 full-time employees, including 6,223 full-time faculty members and research staff.
$994m annual program spend • The university, through the Columbia University Irving medical center and its medical faculty practice plan, provides direct patient care and other clinical and educational services to hospitals and other health care institutions through contractual agreements for services. The clinical faculty handled approximately 2.2 million outpatient and emergency room visits and participated in instruction and supervision of 664 university medical students and 969 residents and fellows at New York presbyterian hospital.
$604m annual program spend • The university performs research, training, and other services under grants and contracts with agencies of the federal government and other sponsoring organizations.