Areas of Emphasis: Edwards Campus

  • Theme: Economic development
    Create academic programming that will serve our citizens and improve our economy.
  • Themes: Global awareness/State-wide outreach
    Promote a global perspective across the state through the Confucius Institute
  • Theme: Workforce readiness
    Serve the skill set needs of employers/working adults in greater Kansas City
  • Themes: Cutting-edge programming / Regional outreach
    Showcase KU’s best faculty through current topics offered by our Professional Edge programming.
  • Theme: Faculty/community synergy
    By teaching working professionals, faculty refresh the connections between theory and the current experiences of the field
  • Theme: Diversity
    Understand and respond to the needs of our growing student diversity
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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  • 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
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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    —ALA
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