Mission, Vision, Goals

About Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College is a public, comprehensive community college that was founded as Pensacola Junior College in 1948. As the oldest and largest college in the Panhandle, PSC serves traditional and non-traditional students in Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama.

During its first year, 136 students enrolled at the college. Current enrollment is about 26,000 students.
With six convenient locations, PSC has campuses in Milton, Pensacola and Warrington as well as centers in Century and South Santa Rosa County. The Downtown Center is headquarters for corporate training programs.

Pensacola State College is widely recognized as a premier, student-friendly college that competes with the best – offering more than 100 programs, state-of-the-art resources, and a stellar faculty. Nationally ranked in the Top One Percent in affordable tuition, Pensacola State College is a smart move toward a bachelor’s degree or a high-tech career. Offerings include: Bachelor of Applied Science in Administration and Supervision, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and career oriented certificate programs.

The B.A.S. and B.S.N. programs open doors for career advancement and retraining for those who have completed associate degrees. Students earning A.A. degrees have a guaranteed transfer to Florida’s 12 state universities. Students also transfer easily to prestigious colleges such as Cornell, Duke, Vanderbilt and Tulane. For students earning A.S. degrees and career oriented certificates, job placement is nearly 100 percent in many technical areas. The A.S. degree also transfers to Florida universities. Pensacola State also offers excellent opportunities via Dual Enrollment, Collegiate High School, Adult Basic Education, GED and Continuing Education programs.

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Strategic Plan 2013-2018


Pensacola State College, serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and surrounding Alabama communities, was established as Florida’s first public State college by the state legislature in 1947. Classes were first offered in 1948 to 136 students; Pensacola State College now serves more than 22,000 students annually.

The development of the Pensacola State College Strategic Plan included the creation of a new vision statement, mission statement, and the establishment of a process for planning that includes overall institutional goals and objectives assigned to the appropriate functional units and administrative offices of the College.

By participating in customer satisfaction surveys and an in-depth S.W.O.T. analysis, thousands of the College’s stakeholders, both on campus and in the community, played a direct role in the development of this plan. The Strategic Planning Committee was made up of a broad cross section of institutional representation, including student, instructional and business affairs personnel. Through a series of retreats, the District Board of Trustees and college administrators provided guidance and wise counsel.

College Vision

Pensacola State College educates students through a dynamic and supportive learning environment that develops all students intellectually, culturally, and socially, preparing them to succeed within the global community.

College Mission

Pensacola State College, under the governance of a local Board of Trustees, is committed to providing quality, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities through a variety of delivery methods.

The College, a member of the Florida College System, offers baccalaureate and associate degrees, workforce certificates, adult education leading to a high school diploma or GED, business and industry training, non-credit continuing education, community outreach, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and the community.