Universities across the nation are striving to make themselves “student ready”. NKU determined that its strategic planning process was the perfect place to ensure that students were at the center of all university planning. Looking beyond traditional strategic planning methodologies and lengthy development timeframes, NKU developed a strategic framework to be responsive to student needs and environmental changes. The result is Success by Design, a strategic plan with a singular focus on student success.
Success by Design's framework consists of three pillars, which will guide how NKU delivers support, services, and programs to all learners — not just traditional students — by meeting the learners where they are in their educational journey.
NKU will expand programs, services, and delivery options to increase access and become a preferred destination for learners across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation, and the world.
NKU will align the institution so more learners, particularly first-generation, post-traditional, low-income, and underrepresented individuals, earn highly-valued degrees, certificates, and credentials.
NKU will increase its contributions to the economic, social, and civic prosperity of the region through talent development, research and innovation, and the stewardship of place.