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Our Mission

Approved May 24, 2022, by the IRSC District Board of Trustees

Indian River State College is a comprehensive college accredited to award Associate Degrees, Baccalaureate Degrees, and Career and Technical Certificates. As a leader in education and innovation, IRSC transforms lives by offering high-quality, affordable and accessible education through traditional and remote delivery.

IRSC is committed to:

  • Creating a superior teaching and learning environment
  • Developing a highly-skilled workforce
  • Cultivating student success
  • Promoting civic responsibility
  • Embracing diversity
  • Stimulating economic growth
  • Fostering community engagement
  • Providing cultural enrichment and lifelong learning

Our Mission is fulfilled through the accomplishment of the following goals:

Educational Access:

Provide open access to educational opportunities for all members of our service region.

Student Success:

Provide services and resources that promote student growth and achievement.

Student Development and Satisfaction:

Enhance and enrich the student learning experience through comprehensive and accessible support services and co-curricular activities.

Educational Programs:

Develop and deliver educational programs that lead to attainment of students’ educational and career goals and provide the knowledge and skills needed in the workforce.

Cultural Enrichment:

Improve the quality of life and promote social interaction in our community by serving as a resource for cultural enrichment.

Equity and Diversity:

Demonstrate our commitment to diversity and equity by ensuring that each individual receives the specific resources and services needed to achieve their educational and professional goals.


Maximize educational quality, student learning, efficiency of operations, and service to the community through the appropriate integration and utilization of technological resources and infrastructure.

Fiscal Resources:

Ensure that all funding secured, received, and utilized by the College is effectively managed in alignment with the mission, goals, and priorities of the institution, as well as the educational needs of the community.

Physical Resources:

Provide and maintain the necessary land, facilities, and physical resources to create an environment conducive to effective teaching and learning.

Workforce Development:

Train and prepare a skilled, competent workforce aligned with current and future employment needs and opportunities in our community.

Economic Development:

Collaborate with economic development stakeholders and leaders to implement bold initiatives and entrepreneurial opportunities for our service region.

Employee Development:

Enrich the organizational culture and enhance employee performance through educational and professional growth opportunities.


Provide informed, responsive, and respectful service to our students, employees, and community.

Institutional Effectiveness:

Collect, analyze, and share performance and outcome data to support evidence-based decision-making.

Read more about IRSC’s purpose and vision in our Strategic Plan: 2018-2023.

Read more about the ‘River Way’ and IRSC’s student success driven culture.

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