Strategic Planning

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

  • Adaptability
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Service

Approved by the District Board of Trustees on April 24, 2023.



Goal 1: Enrich the student experience through
excellence and innovative academic and student
support programs.

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
community engagement.

Transformational Change

Goal 5: Maximize institutional effectiveness to enrich
the learning and working environments.

Goal 6: Advance a commitment to accountability,
inclusiveness, and continuous improvement.