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ASU Polytechnic campus a hub of innovation, excellence

ASU Polytechnic campus
April 09, 2014

With more than 11,000 students enrolled in more than 40 degree programs, the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus reaffirms the university’s commitment to excellence, access and impact. Opened in 1996 with approximately 1,000 students enrolled in eight degree programs, ASU Polytechnic campus’ meteoric rise is underpinned by the key role it has played in boosting the economic, social and cultural vitality of the East Valley.

The Polytechnic campus is home to programs in engineering, business education, math, science, technology and aviation, complemented by arts, humanities and social sciences curricula. As a polytechnic-focused campus, the emphasis is on professional and technical programs that prepare students in a hands-on, project and team-based learning environment that is constantly evolving.

“The ASU Polytechnic campus continues to attract increasing numbers of amazing students,” said Aaron Krasnow, dean of students at the Polytechnic campus. “Immediately upon arrival, students are immersed in a culture of innovation and solutions. Every environment, from lab spaces to residence halls to recreation facilities, was designed with input by students in order to meet their needs. In doing so, we have created the optimal environment for success."

The vision for the Polytechnic campus includes serving 15,000 to 20,000 students in the near future. To prepare for the growth in the number of students and academic programs, ASU has invested millions into new construction on the 600-acre campus in recent years, focusing on expanding student residence, as well as research spaces to provide a dynamic living and learning environment. Opening of the Century Residence Hall, along with the Citrus Dining Pavilion and the ASU Polytechnic Sun Devil Fitness Center within the last two years underline ASU’s commitment to student and faculty success.

True to the New American University model of higher education, ASU’s Polytechnic campus is promoting excellence in its research and among its students, faculty and staff, increasing access to its educational resources, and working with communities to positively impact social and economic development.

“I’m continually impressed with what our students create, how significant their inventions are, and the applicability in the real world,” said Krasnow. “I’m totally confident that our students will create solutions to the big issues; many already have.”