Goal 5: Sustainability of Resources and Stewardship of Place

Kutztown University will maintain and enhance human, physical, and financial resources necessary to fulfill its mission.

  • Objective 1 – Increase overall university enrollment.
    • Key Results
      • First-time, non-international freshmen increased from 1387 in fall 2019 to 1610 in fall 2024.
      • First-time, transfer students increased from 505 in fall 2019 to 535 in fall 2024.
      • Newly enrolled graduate students in the summer are increased from 86 to 97 between summer term 2019 and summer term 2024. Newly enrolled graduate students in the fall are increased from 246 to 260 between fall term 2019 and fall term 2024.
  • Objective 2 – Maintain a balanced budget without the use of cash reserves.
    • Key Results
      • Annual operating expenses are aligned with annual recurring revenues within the E&G and Auxiliary operations.
  • Objective 3 – Attain financial sustainability (Green) as defined by PASSHE System Redesign
    • Key Results
      • Annualized FTE Enrollment levels is increasing or remaining stable (Less than 2% decrease in past two years).
      • Annual Operating Margin is 2% or higher, or trending upward (as measured by a 3-year moving average).
      • Primary Reserve Ratio is 40% or higher (as measured by a 3-year moving average).
      • University Minimum Reserves are greater than or equal to 180 days cash on hand.
  • Objective 4 – The Kutztown University Foundation will conduct a Comprehensive Campaign.
    • Key Results
      • Kutztown University Foundation raises $6M+ annually, through 2023.
  • Objective 5 – Enhance University Campus through Capital Projects and Environmental Sustainability Initiatives
    • Key Results
      • University mission and organizational structure efficiently aligned meeting structural and evolving needs, by fall 2021.
      • Begin de Francesco renovations in FY 21/22.
      • Begin Poplar House/Welcome Center renovations in FY 21/22.
      • Begin New Academic Building (Lytle) renovations by FY 23/24.
      • Develop a comprehensive environmental sustainability plan by 2024.
  • Objective 6 – Ensure that a Kutztown University education remains affordable.
    • Key Results
      • Investment in institutionally funded scholarships increases from $2.5M to $12M.