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Degree Completion Vision 2020 > Complete to Compete

Vision 2020 is a degree completion initiative built on progress and momentum. In order for our students to be competitive in the workforce, they have to complete their degrees. Failure to finish is simply not an option for our students. You have to complete to compete in today's world.

Vision 2020 is hyper focused on getting our student numbers to 20 by the year 2020:

  1.  Increase and maintain four-year graduation rate of FTFT Freshmen @ 20%
  2.  Increase persistence rates collectively 20% during Freshman¬ through Senior years.
  3.  Confirm 2,020 degrees through the Finish Line

Degree Completion Resource Network.

Whether a first-time, full-time entering freshman or a re-entering adult, students at the University of Memphis now have at their disposal a broad network of resources that support academic, personal and professional development.

Constituency-oriented initiatives.

The University of Memphis has established a comprehensive set of initiatives targeting students, faculty and administrative staff.

Pacesetters – targeting timely 4-year completion

Finish Line – targeting returning students with 90+ hours

Faculty – TBD

Administrative staff - TBD