Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

North Idaho College meets the diverse educational needs of students, employers, and the northern Idaho communities it serves through a commitment to student success, educational excellence, community engagement, and lifelong learning.

Vision

As a comprehensive community college, North Idaho College strives to provide accessible, affordable, quality learning opportunities. North Idaho College endeavors to be an innovative, flexible leader recognized as a center of educational, cultural, economic, and civic activities by the communities it serves.

Accreditation Core Themes
The college mission is reflected in its three accreditation core themes:

Student Success: Provide access to an education environment that helps students attain their education goals.
Educational Excellence: Enhance quality educational opportunities that promote student success, teaching excellence, and lifelong learning.
Community Engagement: Enhance the quality of life for our students and communities.

Values

North Idaho College is dedicated to these core values which guide its decisions and actions.

Student Success
A vibrant, lifelong learning environment that engages students as partners in achieving educational goals to enhance their quality of life

Educational Excellence
High academic standards, passionate and skillful instruction, professional development, and innovative programming while continuously improving all services and outcomes

Community Engagement
Collaborative partnerships with businesses, organizations, community members, and educational institutions to identify and address changing educational needs

Stewardship
Economic and environmental sustainability through leadership, awareness, and responsiveness to changing community resources

Diversity
A learning environment that celebrates the uniqueness of all individuals and encourages cultural competency