2010 - 2025 Strategic Business Goals

20 20 Strategic Priority 1 STUDENTS Introduction Vision 2025 Strategic Business Goals NSU strives to prepare its students to dominate the professional world by creating a competitive academic environment that challenges them and ensures they are successful in completing their chosen program and can contribute to their lives, their careers, and their communities. In the last decade, NSU improved retention for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students by 11 percent. During this same period, the FTIC graduation rate jumped from 36 percent to 61 percent. At the graduate and professional level, NSU has improved the student experience in the last decade by nearly doubling the specialized accreditation for professional programs, as well as by increasing the number of accrediting bodies through which NSU is accredited.