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Naz 2020 Strategic Plan

To best achieve our vision, our strategic plan recognizes the need to respond well to challenges facing higher education institutions: changing student demographics, the need to make college more affordable, increased competition, evolving technology, increasing globalization, desires to demonstrate success, and the need to be environmentally sustainable.

Nazareth is well positioned to meet the challenges, thanks to extraordinarily well-qualified faculty and staff who are devoted to the success of our students, a strong mix of liberal arts and sciences and professional degrees, a national reputation in community engagement, and an array of international programs.

Celebrating a Decade of Strategic Successes

Naz 2020 Pillars

The Nazareth College Strategic Plan, approved in 2012, determined five areas of focus that would guide long-term initiatives for the rest of the decade:

  1. Distinctive academic programs, including the Nazareth "uncommon" core curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and growing international programs
  2. Student growth and development, including enhancing curricular and co-curricular programs that develop leadership skills, initiatives to meet the needs of a more diverse student population, and expanded efforts to support student success
  3. Creative use of resources — including people, money, space, and technology — and expanding the endowment and unrestricted support to make college more affordable
  4. Modest enrollment growth to enhance geographic and socioeconomic diversity and best use faculty, staff, and infrastructure, while preserving close attention to students
  5. Expanded college visibility by telling the stories of Nazareth's impact on students and the world

Major Construction

  • Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center new construction: $15.5 million
  • Arts Center renovation: $10.5 million
  • Nursing program facilities renovations and technology updates: $3 million
  • Golisano Training Center new construction (opening fall 2019): $24.5 million
  • Peckham Hall new construction: $30 million
  • York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute renovation: $16.5 million

Positive Numbers

Majors and Minors

  • 160
  • 120
  • 80
  • 40
  • 0

Fall 2008: 73 majors and 37 minors

Fall 2018: 91 majors and 70 minors

Freshman Applications

  • 4,500
  • 3,000
  • 1,500
  • 0

Fall 2008: 2,172 apps

Fall 2018: 4,272 apps

Undergraduate Enrollment

  • 2,400
  • 1,600
  • 800
  • 0

Fall 2008: 2,196 students

Fall 2018: 2,269 students


Nazareth's 2020 Vision

The College's strategic plan has guided the past decade of careful advancement—and promises even greater benefits for future students. Read story >

Faculty and staff: Sign in with your Naz Gmail to view the Naz 2020 Summary Report.