According to a survey done in 2013 by Start Up Tucson only about 18-percent of U of A graduates expect to stay in Tucson after they receive their diploma.
The University of Arizona fundraising campaign know as Arizona NOW, has already reached it $1.5 billion goal, this past November. And Alumni and friends continue to support both the University and its students, with gifts and commitments...and through December 2019 the campaign total hit $1.59 billion. The initial goal was reached two years ahead of schedule. According to UA President Ann Weaver Hart, "This campaign is an above-and-beyond success, and I could not be more grateful to the University of Arizona community for its outpouring of support." Arizona NOW's priorities focused on providing opportunities for students, supporting faculty and research, and investing in University outreach initiatives.