January 2012

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities play an essential role in growing Minnesota’s economy and opening the doors of educational opportunity to all Minnesotans. To that end, we will:

  1. Ensure access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans
    • Our faculty and staff will provide the best education available in Minnesota, preparing graduates to lead in every sector of Minnesota’s economy.
    • We will continue to be the place of opportunity, making education accessible to all Minnesotans who seek a college, technical or university education; those who want to update their skills; and those who need to prepare for new careers.
  2. Be the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs
    • Our colleges and universities will be the partner of choice for businesses and communities across Minnesota to help them solve real-world problems and keep Minnesotans at the leading edge of their professions.
    • Our faculty and staff will enable Minnesota to meet its need for a substantially better educated workforce by increasing the number of Minnesotans who complete certificates, diplomas and degrees.
  3. Deliver to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value / most affordable option
    • Our colleges and universities will deliver the highest value to students, employers, communities and taxpayers.
    • We will be the highest value / most affordable higher education option.