2025 Strategic Plan

Hope College holds a unique and enviable position in higher education. Our dual commitment to exceptional academics and vibrant Christian formation guides our direction, shapes our priorities and creates the learning and living community that is Hope.

While we have a long-standing history of excellence in these areas and so many others, we must constantly seek ways to respond to the changes in higher education, our nation and the church. Hope is not immune to these influences, and this plan represents our thoughtful and aspirational consideration of the challenges and opportunities that Hope faces in the future.

On April 30, 2015, the Hope College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the strategic plan.

The strategic plan is anchored in the mission of Hope College and guided by the strategic planning vision to gain national and international stature as both a premier liberal arts college and a leader in Christ-centered higher education. The plan is framed around six aspirational and strategic goals and supported by objectives and measured by key performance indicators. The goals reflect the primary areas of challenge and opportunity for Hope identified through significant analysis involving faculty, staff, student, alumni, parent and trustee input.

The plan has been developed to be interconnected and interdependent. The goals work collectively, not in isolation. Therefore, the plan should always be read as a whole. This was an intentional design to ensure the synergistic and cross-functional approach necessary for successful implementation. Input and collaboration were hallmarks of the strategic planning process and will continue to be a primary focus during implementation. 

The strategic plan is currently available only to the campus community. Public information will be available soon.