The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville is to provide optimal access to high quality, affordable and relevant degree, career and community education to enhance the lives of our students and the economic development of Northeast Florida.
Florida State College at Jacksonville is a values-driven institution of higher education committed to ensuring that every student has an extraordinarily positive overall experience by providing:
The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville will be fulfilled, in significant measure, through the continuous, responsive pursuit of academic excellence through the following collegewide goals:
The College will be innovative, resourceful, effective and accountable in the pursuit of these goals. Student completion of degrees and certificates is a priority. Standards of performance for employees and organizational units will be of the highest order with a clear expectation of continuous quality improvement. Ultimate accountability shall pertain to demonstrated outcomes and other definitive evidence of success pursuant to the College's comprehensive institutional effectiveness program.
Just as the water and waves of our beaches, rivers and lakes touch every neighborhood in Northeast Florida, Florida State College touches the lives of everyone in the area at one time or another. The power of education, like the power of the wave, carries the student forward toward the shore of a future career, an enhanced career and a more fulfilling life.
The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville is represented by three waves. One wave represents the Liberal Arts Transfer function — students planning to finish a four-year degree after completing freshman and sophomore years at Florida State College at Jacksonville. A second wave stands for Workforce Preparation and Advancement, helping students learn specific skills for specific jobs in our community. The third wave is Community Service, a wide range of classes and services that help our community grow and meet its cultural needs. As these three waves are pulled together by our solid base of dedicated professionals, they form a tetrahedron, one of nature’s strongest shapes. The dynamic of the three waves touching each other at the peak of the pyramid allows for easy transfer of energy from one wave to the next, one mission path to the next. Throughout the lifetime of each resident of Northeast Florida, all three waves may come into play, helping to begin a career, advancing a career by teaching new skills or teaching a skill that enhances leisure time or retirement.
Our growing College has a proud tradition as a vital, progressive contributor to the quality of life and economic vitality of Northeast Florida. The College now faces extraordinary opportunities to elevate its positive impact to unprecedented levels. It is only fitting, therefore, that this educational cornerstone unify its image within the community utilizing a dynamic pyramid of three waves working together to carry Florida State College at Jacksonville well into the 21st century.