MISSION: SCC empowers our region through exceptional, innovative, holistic experiences that
accelerate economic development and provides an educated community, committed to lifelong
learning and financial prosperity.
VISION: SCC is a recognized, respected, and innovative leader in higher education, economic
and workforce development, and serves as a comprehensive nexus between higher education
and the Upstate economy.
SCC Strategic Plan
Our strategic plan is bold, deliberate, and achievable. It focuses on five key areas:
empowering student success, providing healthy financial growth, strengthening culture
and community, delivering transformative experience, and optimizing economic competitiveness.
Our leadership, faculty, staff, students, alumni, community leaders, and retirees
all shared in the process of developing this plan with the unified hope that by 2026
SCC would no longer be referred to as a “best-kept secret” or a “hidden gem,” but
rather the national leader in educational innovation and economic advancement.
Empower student success by fostering a culture that places students first, promotes
our mission of accessibility and affordability, and produces graduates who are well-prepared
and ready to enter the local workforce or continue their education.
Develop strategic initiatives designed to grow financial resources, including increasing
student enrollment and retention, building workforce training opportunities, and exploring
new economic advancement partnerships while strengthening current affiliations.
Foster a culture of communication, collaboration, and transparency between students,
employees, and community stakeholders, and take an active and deliberate approach
to increasing community involvement and partnerships.
Cultivate innovation through best practices and strive to foster a highly engaged
and effective institution of higher learning that is focused on continual improvement
Collaboratively partner with local businesses and economic development experts to
ensure that SCC graduates have the skills required to secure high-quality jobs upon
graduation. This also means ensuring that our region remains economically competitive.