Berklee's Strategic Direction: 2020–2023

Thrive is Berklee’s strategy to advance student success by focusing on three key priorities:

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Enabling students to graduate at higher rates and with less debt

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Supporting students to have a high-quality, engaging experience

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Preparing students for purposeful, successful, sustainable careers


"Over the next several years, this framework will strengthen our focus and guide our decision-making....Enabling our students to thrive at Berklee and beyond is a goal we can all get behind."

Read the full letter from Roger H. Brown, Berklee President, and Panos A. Panay, senior vice president for Global Strategy and Innovation.

Our 12 Priorities



Thrive: Berklee's strategy to advance student success

Faculty and Staff: View the toolkit for talking points to facilitate ongoing conversations with your team members.