Catalog 2020-2021

Mission Statement & College Goals

As a leader in education and innovation, Indian River State College transforms lives by offering high-quality, affordable and accessible education to the residents of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties through traditional and online delivery. IRSC is a comprehensive college accredited to award Baccalaureate Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Career and Technical Certificates.

We commit toIRSC Seal

  • Sustain a learning environment that stimulates the intellect and inspires the imagination 
  • Provide a comprehensive support system for academic and career success
  • Advance cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity
  • Stimulate economic growth
  • Develop a highly skilled workforce
  • Create partnerships to foster economic development and expand opportunities 
  • Provide cultural enrichment and lifelong learning
  • Promote civic responsibility and community engagement
  • Treat all students, employees, and community members fairly and with respect

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

  • Educational Access:
    Provide open access to educational opportunities for 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 the diversity and equity by ensuring that each individual receives the specific resources and services needed to achieve their educational and professional goals.
  • Technology:
    Maximize educational quality, student learning, efficiency of operations, and service to the community through the appropriate integration and utilization of technology 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.
  • Service:
    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.