The strategic plan for KU

The University of Kansas is charting a path toward recognition as a top-tier public international research university.

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and for the medical center.

The strategic plan sets out the new, higher expectations we have for ourselves as a university and the priorities that we will pursue. It will guide our decisions on everything from the creation of a vibrant new general education curriculum to engaging more faculty members in scholarship and research. Our university’s strategic plan will shape our budget priorities and guide us as we focus on our primary mission: educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times