Strategic Plan for Lawrence & Edwards Campuses

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for 2012-17 for the University of Kansas. The plan is the template for a transformation of KU, and both guides and inspires us to keep striving to raise the expectations we have for ourselves, the aspirations we have for our state, and the hopes we have for our world. On this site, you will find complete information on our six strategic goals and the individual strategies being pursued to meet each goal.

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
  • $260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times