Mission and goals
Maintain the fundamental principle of accessibility to all students qualified to study at a research university.
Maintain university accessibility to match Arizona's socioeconomic diversity, with undifferentiated outcomes for success.
Ensure that more than 90 percent of students continue studies beyond their first year.
Enhance university graduation rate to greater than 85 percent and more than 40,000 graduates.
Continuously enhance quality while maintaining affordability.
Overcome geographic and financial barriers to education by enrolling 140,000 degree-seeking students.
Continuously increase measured student development and learning outcomes.
Engage learners of all socioeconomic, geographic and demographic backgrounds.
Advance and maintain national standing in academic quality for each college and school.
Attain national standing in the learning and post-graduation outcomes for students in all colleges and schools.
Become the leading university academically (faculty, discovery, research, creativity) in at least one department or school within each college and school.
Become the leading American center for discovery and scholarship in the integrated social sciences, and comprehensive arts and sciences.
Enhance research competitiveness to more than $1 billion in annual research expenditures.
Drive regional economic competitiveness through research, discovery and socioeconomically integrated programs.
Serve as a leading American center for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Leverage ASU's comprehensive knowledge enterprise to strengthen Arizona's interactive network of teaching, learning and discovery resources.
Co-develop solutions to the critical social, technical, cultural and environmental issues facing 21st-century Arizona, ensuring sustainability and resilience.
Meet the needs of 21st-century learners through personalized learning pathways that promote adaptability to emergent social and technological changes.
More than a decade ago, ASU set forth a new and ambitious trajectory to become a comprehensive knowledge enterprise dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. From that point forward, and founded on a vision for a new "gold standard", all of its energy, creativity and manpower have been brought to bear on the design of a uniquely adaptive and transdisciplinary university committed to producing master learners.
Eight design aspirations guide the ongoing evolution of ASU as a New American University. These institutional objectives are integrated in innovative ways throughout the university to achieve excellence, access and impact.
ASU embraces its culture, socioeconomic and physical setting.
ASU is committed to the success of each unique student.
ASU catalyzes social change by being connected to social needs.
ASU creates knowledge by transcending academic disciplines
ASU uses its knowledge and encourages innovation.
ASU connects with communities through mutually beneficial partnerships.
ASU research has purpose and impact.
ASU engages with people and issues locally, nationally and internationally.