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Our Vision

To be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society

The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan is organized around three Institutional Priorities, creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world. This site provides an "at-a-glance" view of these priorities and objectives and the metrics we use to assess our progress. Clicking on a tile takes you to that priority, where you can find links to more specific objectives and assessment of our progress. The visualizations on this site reflect the most recent data available. 


  • We educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. 

Institutional Priorities

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Student Success

Our students are central to everything we do at the University of Kansas. They come to learn, to develop and to participate in the classroom, on campus and across research projects.
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Healthy & Vibrant Communities

KU actively aligns resources and expertise with larger community partners to create healthy and vibrant communities that improve the quality of life of those on campus, within the state, and around the world.
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Research & Discovery

KU is committed to conducting broad and impactful research that addresses the key challenges faced by the state, nation and world.