Rose State College is a public, two-year institution with an "open-door" admissions policy. The school offered its first classes on September 21, 1970. Initially called Mid-Del Junior College, it was renamed Oscar Rose Junior College in memory of the Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools. In April 1983, the name was officially changed to Rose State College. Today, Rose State welcomes more than 13,000 students each year and is dedicated to helping each and every student succeed.
Supporting, serving and advancing the common good — sustaining and advancing a tradition of excellence.
As a public and open admission institution that grants associate degrees, Rose State College provides higher education programs and services intended to foster lifelong learning for a diverse population.
The Rose State College values that guide institutional philosophy, operation, and planning are:
Learning: The College is a learner-centered institution that regards students as partners in the learning process and supports them in meeting their educational goals.
Excellence: In its commitment to excellence, the College establishes high standards designed to promote and sustain learning in an innovative environment, thereby honoring the trust of its internal and external stakeholders.
Integrity: The College maintains fair, honest, accurate and consistent policies and procedures to assure credibility and accountability.
Service: The College builds lasting relationships with the communities it serves - recognizing the unique opportunity it has to positively impact the lives of both students and the greater citizenry.
Diversity: Acknowledging the value of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the College is a place of diversity, civility, and collegiality, and celebrates the benefits of mutual learning and growth from all.
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