Learning: Inspire and empower our campus and community with a passion for lifelong learning and personal growth.

Integrity: Uphold the highest standards of honesty and accountability, building trust and respect in all we do.

Accessibility: Champion affordable and open access to education, embracing and nurturing the diverse potential of every student.

Success: Celebrate and elevate student achievements, creating a culture of excellence and inspiring futures filled with promise and possibility.


The two-year colleges respect and acknowledge the need to remain open to evolutionary change to ensure they can respond to the needs of the citizens of North Dakota. They share the following core purposes:
  1. To provide academic transfer courses and programs that are parallel and equivalent to those offered during the first two years at baccalaureate institutions.
  2. To provide career and technical education, as well as customized training, to prepare the learner for careers in a specific occupation.
  3. To provide cultural, educational, occupational, and vocational programs to each campus’ host community and the state of North Dakota in the form of courses, workshops, seminars, and institutes.
  4. To provide community service and applied research in collaboration with business and industry to enhance economic development.
  5. To provide open access and support services for a diverse student body.
  6. To facilitate baccalaureate and graduate degree course work within the service area via telecommunications and other appropriate modes.
Approved by State Board of Higher Education, April, 30, 2015.
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