Mission Statement and Statement of Institutional Purpose

Pratt Community College is a learning centered public institution of higher education that grants associate degrees and occupational certificates.

The mission of Pratt Community College is maximum student learning, individual and workforce development, high quality instruction and service, and community enrichment.

Striving for excellence, Pratt Community College has publicly adopted the following specific institutional purposes. To:

  1. Provide associate degree programs consisting of a general education core and other courses that satisfy lower division requirements of selected baccalaureate programs.
  2. Provide associate degree and certificate programs consisting of a general education core and other courses that qualify students for employment.
  3. Provide continuing education courses that respond to more immediate career and personal learning needs.
  4. Provide educational programs that advance student achievement.
  5. Provide access to college credit coursework and associate degrees to south central Kansas and beyond.
  6. Provide academic and support services that respond to personal, social and career planning needs of students.
  7. Provide customized training and services that assist businesses/industry and aid economic development.
  8. Engage the community by ensuring public access to information and providing social and cultural programs and services that address responsible citizenship, diversity, and improve the quality of life.
  9. Collaborate with state and private higher education institutions to provide additional, lower division, upper division and graduate instruction.
  10. Foster an institutional environment that promotes the freedom of inquiry necessary for exceptional learning and teaching.

Revision Dates: 05-17-2010, 05-12-2008, 02-19-2007, 05-15-2006.

Policy Number: 


Policy Type: 

Board Policy

Adoption Date: 

Tuesday, October 14, 1975

Review Date: 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Revision Date: 

Monday, May 17, 2010