Positioning the university for the future

Two male graduates shaking hands.BOLDLY ELON will sharply define the university’s value, market position and distinction nationally and internationally by:

  • Expanding Elon’s admissions footprint
  • Significantly increasing need- and merit-based scholarships
  • Increasing graduation and retention rates
  • Adding academic programs and securing Elon’s position as the global leader in engaged learning.


  • Expand and diversify admissions recruitment, attracting students from a wider range of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds and developing pathways for enrollment from non-traditional students.
  • Double the financial aid budget, increasing support for Fellows programs and advancing toward 400 Odyssey scholars.
  • More than double the endowment to $625 million with 80 percent committed to scholarships.
  • Complete the $250 million comprehensive Elon LEADS Campaign.
  • Reach graduation rates of 85 percent in four years and 90 percent in six years.
  • Advance the Student Professional Development Center as the national leader in employment and graduate school placement.
  • Continue to expand alumni engagement and philanthropy, and grow alumni annual giving to 35 percent, matching generous parent and grandparent participation.