Rose State College is a fully-accredited public institution of higher education. Established in 1970, RSC serves students with over 50 degree/certificate plans—offering the Associate in Applied Science, the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and several specialized Certificates.
RSC is fully approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer online degree programs—and currently offers seven degree programs online. Although physically located in eastern Oklahoma County, RSC has an impact upon the metropolitan Oklahoma City area—with 70 percent of its students coming from outside of the College’s Technical Service District. RSC prides itself as a community educational and cultural asset—but remains focused on students.
Recognizing the changing dynamic in higher education and being aware of abbreviated time horizons in which we now operate, President Webb reinstituted the Strategic Planning Committee in 2013 to begin focusing on establishing a plan for achieving specific short-term goals. Several community and campus focus meetings were held, surveys were conducted, and discussions ensued.
In 2015, the College began to expand its efforts to establish campus objectives and action plans to help achieve the goals addressed in the Strategic Vision statement. The ensuing plan has served to guide our immediate efforts and establish a blueprint in designing a set of action plans to help sustain our efforts into the future.
Initially, the Committee worked to institute strategies for improving campus enrollment and retention. As indicated by enrollment data, these efforts have proven successful. The planners have used these strategies and the values of the College, to establish a Strategic Plan that will move us toward achieving our Strategic Vision goals.
As Rose State College creates this blueprint and implements the various plans to help advance the interests of the College using the Mission, Vision, and Values of the College as the guiding principles, all employees understand its importance and relevance as we work to achieve the objectives and goals identified. It is hoped that these efforts provide the impetus to ensure Rose State College is a significant contributor to the improvement of the economic and social well-being of the community, state, and citizenry we serve.
As a public and open admission institution that grants associate degrees, Rose State College provides higher education programs and services intended to foster lifelong learning for a diverse population.
Supporting, serving and advancing the common good – sustaining and advancing a tradition of excellence.
- Learning – The College is a learner-centered institution that regards students as partners in the learning process and supports them in meeting their educational goals.
- Excellence – In its commitment to excellence, the College establishes high standards designed to promote and sustain learning in an innovative environment, thereby honoring the trust of its internal and external stakeholders.
- Integrity – The College maintains fair, honest, accurate, and consistent policies and procedures to assure credibility and accountability.
- Service – The College builds lasting relationships with the communities it serves – recognizing the unique opportunity it has to positively impact the lives of both students and the greater citizenry.
- Diversity – Acknowledging the value of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the College is a place of diversity, civility, and collegiality, and celebrates the benefits of mutual learning and growth from all.
By constantly creating and improving learning programs and services that are measurably effective and keenly matched to the needs of our students and community, Rose State College will be recognized as one of the nation’s premier two-year colleges, distinguished by:
- Superior student retention and success rates;
- A growing multi-cultural and multi-generational student body;
- Development and efficient use of fiscal resources;
- Exceptional quality and diversity of programs and personnel.