Arcadia 2025 Adaptive Strategy

Theme Three Strategic Goal #2: Supporting Populations of Promise

Revised September 8, 2020

Objective #1:

Meet the Financial Needs of Diverse Applicants and Affinity Groups

Through meaningful awarding of financial aid, help students find clear pathways toward success related to their diverse interests and affinities.


  • Implement data-driven financial aid matrix to support enrollment growth


  • Yield rate by financial aid matrix cell
  • First-year students enrolled in the fall term
  • Freshman retention rate by demographics and financial awards


Strategic Packaging Matrix will be deployed Fall 2019 for Fall 2020 financial aid packages; Enrollment and yield goals to be met progressively over five years


Objective #2:

Expand Specialized Admission Programs

Arcadia will give more students opportunities to see a clear home for themselves as they make their college choices.


  • Implement and establish Arcadia Civic Scholars Program for students in any major who are passionate about driving social change


  • New student yield rate for those who were offered Civic Scholars
  • First-to-second year retention of Civic Scholars


Launch inaugural cohort in Fall 2020