About the Plan
Throughout its history, the University of New Orleans has been an institution of all-time dreamers and full-time doers. In scholarship and research, discovery and creativity, and service and community engagement, the University acts as a conduit—connecting people to opportunity, and a catalyst that sparks ideas into action. Individually, we bring different perspectives, but collectively we share a strategic vision to serve as one of the region’s foremost assets. That vision and our full potential will be realized through Impact UNO. This living document is the product of campus-wide collaboration and reflection. While it will evolve as the institution achieves milestones and new priorities emerge, it will continue to serve as a blueprint for future coordination and collaboration in the shaping of an even more vital University of New Orleans.
The University of New Orleans is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. The University is one of the region's foremost public resources, offering a variety of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the region's industry, culture and economy. The University of New Orleans, as a global community asset, serves national and international students and enhances the quality of life in New Orleans, the state, the nation, and the world, by participating in a broad array of research, service learning, cultural and academic activities.
The University of New Orleans, as an urban research university, offers a number of challenging and in-demand programs, many of which are uniquely linked to the rich and vibrant city of New Orleans. The University of New Orleans grants baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees in academic colleges, including but not limited to: Business administration, education and human development, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences, as well as interdisciplinary studies.
The University of New Orleans will be recognized as one of the preeminent urban research institutions in the nation, noted for its commitment to excellence in teaching and in student success; its location in a culturally vibrant city; its innovative and relevant undergraduate, graduate, professional and research programs; and its role as a primary engine of social, economic, intellectual and cultural development in the New Orleans region and beyond.