Strategic Plan 2022-2027: Hope, Renewal, Transformation | University of Portland

Strategic Plan 2022-2027: Hope, Renewal, Transformation

up_strategicplan_2022_2027-cover-image.jpgUniversity of Portland, a Roman Catholic, Holy Cross, comprehensive university, is building upon its 121 years of excellence to initiate a new strategic plan and advance its purpose of preparing people to bring hope to the world. 

The plan’s guiding vision is that University of Portland Will Become the Nation’s Transformative Catholic University. 

The plan will leverage the University’s position as Oregon’s only Catholic university, the largest private undergraduate institution in the state, and its location in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, to grow into a better version of itself. The University is already recognized for its well-rounded educational experience anchored in the liberal arts, excellent teaching, strong sense of community, high graduation rate, and the post-graduation success of its alumni. Indeed, in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings, University of Portland is #1 Regional Universities West category. 

At the conclusion of this plan in 2027, University of Portland will have strengthened its position as a premier Catholic comprehensive university excelling in ethics, experiential learning, athletics, service, health professions, engineering, business, education, and the liberal arts. 

Explore the plan's six key themes.

Download the University of Portland Strategic Plan for a full overview of our goals and vision.