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MSU Strategic Plan: Empowering Generations

Mission, Vision and Goals

Approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education September 2016

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

Minot State University will:

  • Deliver high-quality education where, when, and how it is needed to a diverse, multi-generational student population.
  • Prepare students and the institution for the evolving social and technological challenges of the world.
  • Inspire scholarship and creative activity among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Empower graduates with a distinctive combination of professional expertise and broad-based education to support varied careers and productive lives.


  1. Meet the educational needs of the local, regional, national, and global communities.
  2. Recruit, retain, and value well-qualified students, faculty, and staff.
  3. Create an institutional environment that supports student, faculty, and staff success.
  4. Promote and support the well-being of students, faculty, and staff, enabling them to address challenges across generations.
  5. Foster and grow collaborative partnerships locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
  6. Promote and recognize commitment to community engagement.