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College Mission, Goals, and Strategic Plan

Mission Statement:

Northern Oklahoma College, the State’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant
institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services
which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their
communities in a connected, ever-changing world.

Northern Oklahoma College will be a model institution and leader in academic quality and
cultural enrichment, promoting student success, collaborative learning, creative and forward thinking, and
community responsiveness.

Core Values

  •  Personalized Education:

We believe in providing individualized services that lead our students to achieving their academic goals in
a welcoming and safe environment.

We believe in providing support to students in and out of the classroom so that they receive a full college
experience with diverse opportunities.

  • Community and Civic Engagement:

We believe that educated citizens are necessary for a healthy, democratic society, and that free and open
expression and an appreciation for diversity are cornerstones of higher education.

We believe in economic and environmental sustainability and the importance of enriching the intellectual,
artistic, economic, and social resources of our communities.

  • Continuous Improvement:

We believe in the inherent value of intellectual pursuit for both personal and professional growth, as well
as in the need to prepare students for 21st century professions.

We believe that a knowledge-centered institution is vital to a knowledge-based economy, and we measure
our success against national models and standards of excellence.

Strategic Plan

The following goals and strategies were identified as part of NOC’s Strategic Plan during the 2018-2019 planning year, involving all employees and community constituencies.  Quarterly updates are reported to the NOC Board of Regents, emailed to all employees, and posted under “About NOC” and under the “myNOC” link.


Goal 1:  Student Quality of Life

Goal 2:  Recruitment/Retention/Graduation

Goal 3:  Employee Quality of Life/Professional Development

Goal 4:  Increased Revenue Streams