This comprehensive strategic plan strengthens Carlow’s commitment to respond to the workforce needs of the region, inspiring students to even greater accomplishments. It reflects the particular opportunities and challenges facing the University by addressing five unifying imperatives and underscoring our top priorities, those on which our success most depends:

Accelerate Growth 

Design a pathway for dynamic institutional growth by creating models for attracting, enrolling, retaining, and graduating students.

Build Financial Health

Drive strategic, sustainable investment in the people, programs, and places that support the vision and priorities of Carlow University.

Strategic Imperative: Optimize Learning 

Embrace and implement high-impact learning practices that provide transformational learning experiences for students.

Innovate Through Partnerships

Leverage community and business collaborations to our students’ advantage and ensure that local, societal, and global issues continuously inform our curriculum.

Create Transforming Environments

Develop a campus and culture that foster holistic learning experiences and align our physical, collegial, and virtual spaces with our strategic vision.

"Transforming Lives. Transforming Our World 2014-2019" is about moving boldly into the future with the same risk-taking entrepreneurial spirit of our founders while continuing to change lives — and our world — for the better.