University of Missouri

Student Success

Student success begins with recruitment and aims to improve student experiences and retention rates, ultimately leading to improved graduation rates and success beyond MU.

The goals for student success were planned by the Strategic Enrollment Management Planning Committee and the Student Experience Planning Team. They aim to address the full student experience at MU.

  1. Increase the annual number of undergraduate, graduate/professional degree program and graduate credential completions to 10,000 by 2023.
  2. Enhance student access and increase the annual size of our new incoming undergraduates to 6,000 by 2023.
  3. Shape graduate and professional student enrollment to align with mu’s strategic goals and meet state, regional, national and international student and employment demands.
  4. Promote excellence and inclusion through teaching and student academic experiences, in and out of the classroom.
  5. Increase first-year (FTC) undergraduate student retention to 93% by 2023.
  6. Enhance the experience of every first-year MU student to create an individualized path to personal and academic success.
  7. Increase student thriving, engagement and sense of belonging through accessible support, community and mentorship.