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Develop the Student Population

Strategic Initiative Four: Develop the Student Population

The Citadel strives to enroll a diverse community of leaders whose members share a common Citadel grounding in leadership-based education. Expanding the veteran population, increasing student diversity, transforming the delivery of student services, and growing enrollment in The Citadel Graduate College are core strategies in developing this community of leaders.

Objective 4.1

Expand enrollment in The Citadel Graduate College

The Citadel Graduate College is poised for carefully planned enrollment growth and expansion of academic programs. The institution will employ a variety of actions to increase enrollment.


  • Develop and deliver new curriculum offerings for aspiring professionals in intelligence analysis, international politics and military affairs, interdisciplinary STEM education and mechanical engineering

  • Enhance the recruitment function and other Banner-related functionality

  • Develop a graduate assistantship program

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Increase enrollment in The Citadel Graduate College by 25%

  • Expand graduate educational offerings by 10%

Objective 4.2

Enhance the non-cadet student experience by transforming the delivery of student services

Central to The Citadel’s growth plan is the college’s commitment to expanding its population of graduate and evening undergraduate students. In order to serve their needs, the college will add relevant and dedicated resources to enhance their learning experience on campus.


  • Create a student center for the non-cadet population which includes meeting and lounge space, robust student services, and food service

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Increase the number of non-cadet students who report the highest satisfaction rating with student services

Objective 4.3

Expand the veteran population

The Citadel values the service of America’s veterans and believes that veteran students serve as powerful role models throughout the campus environment.


  • Expand veteran student services and programming

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Double the veteran student population by increasing enrollment to 80 by 2018

Objective 4.4

Expand student diversity and sustain an enrollment of 2,135 in the Corps of Cadets

Citadel graduates work, serve and reside in diverse environments. The prospects for their success as principled leaders are enhanced by exposure to diverse perspectives, interpretations and points of view. Supporting that diversity enriches the educational environment.


  • Recruit quality cadet-athletes—who will add to the institution’s culture of diversity within the Corps of Cadets—by funding full athletic scholarships in all sports

  • Expand need-based funding

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Increase need-based funding to $2 million by 2018

  • Offer 100% of full athletic scholarships


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