A decade of strategic growth:
Augmenting the academic experience
In the past decade the University has made extraordinary investments in virtually every aspect of its operations. Perhaps the most visible result of this is DU’s stunning campus. Now the University’s focus has shifted to people and programs—to students, faculty, staff and administrators—and to academic programs.
Among DU’s many accomplishments, the following speak to the University’s success in augmenting the academic experience from fiscal year 2002 to 2012:
- The total budgeted student headcount has increased from 10,217 to 12,464.
- Budgeted faculty positions have increased from 527 to 728.
- Innovative curricula and programs—including comprehensive centers for writing, undergraduate research, and world languages and cultures—have transformed the educational experience.
- New master’s and doctoral degrees in everything from nanoscale science and engineering to international security have provided new opportunities for students in the graduate and professional programs.
- An emphasis on internationalization has boosted undergraduate participation in study abroad programs. In some years, as much as 75 percent of the graduating class has benefited from international education.