/ Modified nov 23, 2015 7:18 a.m.

Regents Set Achievement Goals for UA, Other Universities

UA plans to grow enrollment to 64,000, retention and 'high demand' degrees.

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Megan Roxbury, AZPM


The Arizona Board of Regents is setting new achievement goals for each year between now and 2024 for the three state universities the board oversees.

To measure educational success and learning, the regents will use enrollment, retention rates and graduation rates.

By the 2024 school year, the University of Arizona’s goal is to grow to 64,000 students, and to make sure more than 90 percent of the freshmen who begin their education at the U of A stay into their sophomore year.

The regents also plan to measure the University’s impact on the state, by gauging the financial effect of public service activities throughout campus.

The U of A is also trying to award 18 percent more degrees than last year in what the regents deem "high-demand fields."

The other two state universities have goals in the same areas of success, though will strive for different numbers based on their mission and each school’s priorities.

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