MDHE coordinates state initiatives designed to promote meaningful student assessment, and annually collects data to measure the scope of student assessment across public institutions.

Academic Program Review Report

In 2010, MDHE undertook a review of the complete academic program inventory at each of the state's four-year and two-year public institutions of higher education.

Campus Security

A resource about security on higher education campuses.

Committee on Curriculum and Assessment

The Committee on Curriculum and Assessment was developed by merging the CAI and LAMP initiatives and addresses the alignment of competencies and assessments across educational sectors.

Facility Review

In 2009 MDHE conducted a review of the condition of facilities at Missouri's public colleges and universities.

15 to Finish

The 15 to Finish initiative encourages full-time college students to take at least 15 credit hours a semester to put them on track to earn an associate degree in two years or a bachelor's degree in four years.

Higher Education System Review

The Higher Education System Review focuses on how effectively Missouri's colleges and universities are meeting the state's higher education needs.

Missouri's Big Goal

By 2018, approximately 60 percent of all jobs in Missouri will require some form of postsecondary education – a professional certificate or a two-year, four-year or advanced degree. The state has set a goal – Missouri’s Big Goal – for 60 percent of adults to have a certificate or degree by 2025.

P-20 Initiatives in Higher Education

Connect educational systems for increased student performance, greater efficiency, improved outcomes, and smoother pathways throughout a student's career.


Improving education and supporting development of industry in the critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.