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Mission, Vision, Values


Williston State College, "Where the People Make the Difference", is an open admission learned-center, comprehensive community college of the North Dakota University System providing academic transfer and occupational education, workforce training, and cultural activities to residents of North Dakota, the Upper Plains, and beyond. Williston State is committed to providing educational opportunities that are accessible, affordable, life changing, and life-long.


We are committed to student excellence. We embrace quality student experiences, open communication, and actionable data that enrich personal relationships among our college, faculty, and students.

We believe that people make the difference; that the college is the heart of the communities we serve; that our facilities are a needed, neutral, and central community space; and that our faculty and staff serve multiple and diverse needs in a global environment.

We strive for a strong student presence on-campus, expanded offerings, fiscal sustainability, modern facilities, current technologies, and continuous improvement as a result of both our master and strategic plans.


*Personal and Professional Growth

Approved by State Board of Higher Education, September 26, 2002.
SBHE Policy: Section 100.4 Mission and Vision of the North Dakota University System (3/30/2001)
SBHE Policy: Section 100.7 Institutional Mission Statements (3/30/2001)