Vision, Mission & Values
Rose State College offered its first classes on September 21, 1970. Initially called Mid-Del Junior College, it was renamed Oscar Rose Junior College in memory of the Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools. In April 1983, the college’s name was officially changed to Rose State College.
Supporting, serving and advancing the common good — sustaining and advancing a tradition of excellence.
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.
The Rose State College values that guide institutional philosophy, operation, and planning are:
- 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.