Barrett Honors College Expansion
[conceptualization underway; design phase: 2003; review phase: 2004; early implementation: 2005]
One of the great successes at Arizona State University over the past decade was the high achievement of the students at Barrett Honors College. The academic profiles of Barrett students are comparable to students at our nation’s most selective institutions. With three Rhodes Scholars since 1995, nine Marshall Scholars since 1991, and students holding many other prestigious awards, Barrett students are among the most outstanding in the nation.
This model will be expanded at ASU in two principal ways. First, as
a university-wide program, the Barrett Honors College will be enhanced,
expanded, and refined. Second, we plan to build a new complex of buildings
for Barrett on our main campus, a new residential college that will consolidate
the learning environment and unique identity of Barrett. As a residentially-based
learning environment, Barrett will become second to none, and offer the
best and brightest students in Arizona a place to call their own.