Mission and Vision
Drexel University fulfills our founder's vision of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society's greatest problems. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation's premier co-operative education program.
Drexel will be the Philadelphia region's leading university excelling in high-quality experiential education, online learning, translational research, technology transfer and business incubation, and urban revitalization. Drexel will use and leverage all of its assets—outstanding faculty; highly motivated students; 130,000 alumni; a pragmatic and entrepreneurial culture; co-operative education; Drexel e-Learning; and our superior location at a major transportation hub—to create an accessible, relevant, and market-leading educational and research platform that benefits our diverse community of students, advances our scholarly work, and champions economic development in our region. Drexel will join the ranks of the most impactful and competitive universities in the United States at a time when the nation is clamoring for educational value, jobs, and new ideas for bolstering our economy.