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The University Innovation Alliance is the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States.
We share a sense of urgency about this work because we are public universities with a public mission. Higher education needs to do a better job of graduating students across the socioeconomic spectrum, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color.
Raising graduation rates is imperative for individual social mobility and U.S. global competitiveness.
For too long, colleges and universities wasted time and resources trying to solve this graduation challenge by themselves. It was inefficient and ineffective, and students paid the price. In 2014, we flipped the script. We decided to innovate together. We set ambitious goals, opened up our data, and agreed to share everything we learn.
Our Member Institutions
Arizona State University
Michael Crow, President
Georgia State University
M. Brian Blake, President
Iowa State University
Wendy Wintersteen, President
Michigan State University
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., President
North Carolina A&T State University
Harold L. Martin Sr., Chancellor
The Ohio State University
Kristina M. Johnson, President
Oregon State University
Rebecca L. Johnson, Interim President
Mitch Daniels, President
University of California Riverside
Kim A. Wilcox, Chancellor
University of Central Florida
Alexander Cartwright, President
University of Illinois Chicago
Michael Amiridis, Chancellor
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President
Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael Rao, President