A Bolder Polk State College
Polk State College Mission
Polk State College is a quality higher education institution that provides Polk County and beyond with access to affordable associate and baccalaureate degree programs, career certificates, and workforce employment programs that are delivered to students through various modalities and innovative technologies.
Polk State College Vision
Polk State College is the leading choice for higher education in Polk County.
Polk State College Core Values
- Leadership and Innovation
Approved by the District Board of Trustees on April 24, 2023.
Goal 1: Enrich the student experience through
excellence and innovative academic and student
Goal 2: Align graduate competencies to meet the needs
of labor markets.
County and College-wide Growth
Goal 3: Increase institutional resources and efficiency to
drive operational excellence.
Goal 4: Enhance and expand the College’s regional and
Goal 5: Maximize institutional effectiveness to enrich
the learning and working environments.
Goal 6: Advance a commitment to accountability,
inclusiveness, and continuous improvement.