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Strategic Plan

Gateway forward strategic plan: 2022-2026

The Gateway Forward plan is implemented with an overarching focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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  • Implements impactful marketing
    • Metric - leads and applications
  • Engages with the community providing educational opportunities.
    • Metric - applicant matriculation rate and unmet need


  • Adapts to the needs of students.
    • Metric - credit hour
      progression and semester to semester retention
  • Students persist and are engaged through the completion of educational goals.
    • Metric - credentials awarded and time to degree


  • Students are equipped to enter and excel in the workplace.
    • Metric - employment and businesses served
  • Students have a strong foundation necessary to pursue further education.
    • Metric transfers and AA/AS transfer rate


  • Attracts, retains, and values employees.
    • Metric - employee retention rate and employee satisfaction of Gateway
  • Garners external and internal stakeholder support.
    • Metric - private donors and private funding

Statement of Data Commitment

  • Data is regularly presented to Gateway decision-making and decision-impacted audiences
  • Analysis is provided, solicited, and encouraged from all stakeholders
  • Numerical and contextual data inform decisions and opportunities for improvement are identified and communicated
  • Where available, data pertaining to underserved students and low-income students are presented