Our Mission & Vision


MISSION: SCC empowers our region through exceptional, innovative, holistic experiences that accelerate economic development and provide 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.


View/download full 2022-2025 Strategic Plan


By 2025, SCC will: