Goal 1: Strategic Success
Our goal is to create academic and nonacademic experiences that prepare students to become leaders in their fields — and to graduate on time. We’ve streamlined transfer processes, increased support for overseas study and launched initiatives to help graduate students finish their dissertations, among many other efforts.
Those measures are paying off, with retention and graduation rates reaching all-time highs.
Record-Setting Student Success
76% graduation rate
More than three-quarters of freshmen graduate within six years, an NC State record.Learn more
Goal 2: Faculty and Infrastructure Investment
We enhance NC State’s world-class scholarship through investments in our faculty and research infrastructure. From funding groundbreaking research to bringing the brightest academic minds to campus, we’re supporting faculty that turn ideas into real-world innovations.
Raising the Bar for Research
$446 million in research expenditures
In 2014, we spent nearly half a billion dollars to support award-winning faculty research.Learn more
Goal 3: Research Solutions
NC State’s mission shapes our work to enhance interdisciplinary scholarship that address our world’s major challenges. These complex problems with many disciplinary aspects require creating teams of scholars with diverse experience and expertise.
In the last five years, we’ve enhanced our research leadership by bringing a host of world-class faculty to campus.
Investing in Innovation
6:1 Return on Investment
The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund has awarded $1.9 million to 28 faculty researchers, yielding nearly $12 million in follow-on funding and licensing revenue.Learn more
Goal 4: Organizational Improvements
Our culture of constant improvement raises the bar for organizational excellence. We’ve implemented changes to our academic structure, increased investment in economic development programs, and embraced diversity that creates a strong campus culture.
Our success in these efforts ensures an inclusive environment where faculty, staff and students thrive.
16% Increase in Faculty Diversity
Women comprise 29 percent of tenure/tenure-track faculty, up from 25 percent in 2010.Learn more
100+ Startups Launched
We’re first among universities without a medical school in licensing or optioning research to industry.Learn more