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Strategic Plan

Measuring Progress

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In early 2017, more than 50 faculty, staff and students collaborated and identified key actions that must be taken to continue UT Dallas’ ascent. Their work, represented in the strategic imperatives and supporting initiatives of this plan, expands the vision of the University’s founders. In early 2021, a reassessment was made of the University’s goals and quantitative targets. This reassessment was brought about by the huge disruptions of 2020.

Quantitative Targets

With the caution that not every important initiative can be quantitatively measured, the following targets have been set to gauge our progress. From academic year 2018 to academic year 2025, we seek to:

  1. Increase undergraduate enrollment from 18,388 to 23,000.
  2. Increase graduate enrollment from 9,254 to 10,000.
  3. Increase the annual number of doctoral graduates from 195 to 275.
  4. Increase the number of first-time-in-college freshmen from 3,177 to 3,900.
  5. Increase academic space from 1,781,065 square feet to 2,400,000 square feet.
  6. Increase tenure-system faculty from 580 to 625.
  7. Increase federal research expenditures from $36 million to $65 million.
  8. Increase the four-year graduation rate from 53% to 60%.
  9. Increase the six-year graduation rate from 69% to 75%.
  10. Increase the endowment from $502 million to $800 million.