University Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Outcomes: A Bigger, Better Rutgers

After creating a strategic plan in 2014—led by former President Robert Barchi, with input from tens of thousands across the university—Rutgers is positioned to take its place among the best universities in America. Today, Rutgers is well situated to fulfill its expanded mission as an academic, health, and research powerhouse that leverages outstanding talent, resources, and expertise to improve the human condition, in New Jersey and around the world.

Highlights and Accomplishments

four faculty members Honors College President Barchi shaking hands with President Obama

Outstanding Faculty

 More than doubling the number of named professorships—from 41 to 89—and a leap in faculty elected to the National Academies.

Richer Student Experience

State-of-the-art Honors Colleges that attract brilliant students, and a renewed focus on affordability and student-friendly procedures.

Greater Prominence

Capitalizing on a spectacular 250th commemoration to make continuing gains in our reputation.

professor doing rounds with medical students $251 million raised in FY2019 Camden Nursing School

Model 21st Century University

Innovative partnership with New Jersey’s leading health care system to deliver world-class academic health care.

Financial Strength

Record fundraising and endowment totals backed by revamped administrative and budgeting systems.

Transformed Campuses

The most extensive period of construction at Rutgers in a half-century, with $2.5 billion invested across all campuses.