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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. 

Core Values

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.