Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. To establish ASU as the model for a New American University, measured not by who we exclude, but rather by who we include and how they succeed; pursuing research and discovery that benefits the public good; assuming major responsibility for the economic, social, and cultural vitality and health and well-being of the community. Maintain the fundamental principle of accessibility to all students qualified to study at a research university . # Maintain university accessibility to match Arizona’s socioeconomic diversity . # Improve freshmen persistence to 90% . # Enhance university graduation rate to 75%-80% and 25,000 graduates . # Enhance quality while reducing the cost of a degree. # Enroll 100,000 online and distance education degree seeking students . # Enhance linkages with community colleges so as to expand baccalaureate degree production to national leadership levels .# Enhance measured student development and individual student learning to national leadership levels .