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Mission, Vision and Values

SCF Mission Statement

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, guided by measurable standards of institutional excellence, provides engaging and accessible learning environments that result in student success and community prosperity.

SCF Vision

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is the region’s first choice for innovative, responsive, quality education, workforce training and community partnership.

SCF Institutional Values


We have a tradition of delivering our promises responsibly and transparently.


SCF is boldly engaging our partners to achieve the dynamic future we envision.


We define best practices and create opportunity with forethought.


SCF is an open access institution where all are welcomed and supported as part of the SCF college community.

SCF is committed to student success, academic achievement and community engagement. The College offers associate degrees, certificates and bachelor’s, degrees designed to propel students toward prosperous careers in Manatee and Sarasota counties and beyond.

Students at SCF enjoy the full college experience. NJCAA athletics, student clubs, a robust array of performing arts and support for veterans are all factors contributing to the vibrant SCF community. Attending SCF opens the door to a wealth of experiences inside and out of the classroom.

An SCF education is convenient and affordable. With campuses in Bradenton, Venice and Lakewood Ranch, as well as online courses and fully online degree programs, anyone can pursue their education at SCF. The College is in a continuous state of evolution, growing and adapting to meet the changing needs of students and the community.

SCF has a proud history as the first and largest public higher education institution in the region. More than 60,000 #SCFProud alumni have been awarded degrees from the College since 1959. Thousands more have made SCF a part of their educational endeavors while bolstering career credentials or laying the groundwork for a longer academic career.