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Executive Summary

​​As a public university, UHD strives to embrace an integrated strategic plan that is aligned with:

1. The university mission;

​​2. The strategic priorities and goals of the University of Houston System; and

3. The Texas State Higher Education 60x30 Plan.​​​

Goal 1: Student Success - Advise, retain, and educate an increasing number of students who meet the workforce needs.

Outcome 2020:

• 28% six year graduation rate.

• 75% first year retention.

• 60% second year retention.

​​Goal 2: Student Access - Recruit an increasing number of qualified students from the diverse community.

Outcome 2020:

• 18,000 overall students

• 175,000 of total semester credit hours in Fall.

• Graduate hours-10% of total semester credit hours.

Goal 3: Programmatic Advancement - Develop nationally and regionally prominent academic programs that provide students with high impact experiences and opportunities to gain 21st century skills.

Outcome 2020:

• 10-20 new academic and professional programs and certificates.​

Goal 4: Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities - Recruit, retain, and support a highly qualified faculty. Encourage faculty research, scholarship, and creative activities to enhance academic culture and to contribute to regional development.

Outcome 2020:

• $10 Million in research awards.

Goal 5: External Partnerships  - Strengthen external relations with alumni, friends of the University, local and regional communities and businesses, and legislative and governmental entities.

Outcome 2020:

• $30 Million in external funding.

Goal 6: Administration and Infrastructure - Invest in staff, infrastructure, and processes that support the institution. ​


Last updated 3/8/2018 8:22 AM