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Mission Statement

Our mission at Southern Polytechnic State University is to provide the residents of Georgia with university-level education in technology, engineering technology, arts and sciences, architecture, management, and related fields.

We produce academically and technically proficient graduates for the economic development of the state, region, and nation, and we seek international opportunities to participate in the teaching and transfer of technology.

To achieve our mission, we offer a flexible schedule of day and evening classes for programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and master's levels to the highly motivated students we seek to recruit and retain. We offer both degree and non-degree programs, provide opportunities for cooperative education, and engage in collaborative efforts with other institutions. We enroll a significant number of working professionals as part-time students, as well as a large number of traditional college-age students. We welcome academically prepared transfer students from community/junior colleges, technical institutes, senior colleges and universities who are seeking a high quality technical education.

All of our programs include a strong general education course of study that integrates science, technology, and liberal arts. Our growing graduate programs introduce students to research that is industrially, technically, or applications focused.

The faculty strives for excellence in teaching and service, providing a laboratory-centered and/or professionally oriented education that fosters problem solving, ethical awareness, and a desire for lifelong learning.

At Southern Polytechnic State University, we encourage continual improvement throughout the campus and assume statewide leadership in the study and teaching of the process of continual improvement. We offer opportunities for professional development, and we work to achieve an international outlook.

We serve our community through partnerships with industry, professional organizations, government and schools, and through continuing education and public service programs. We promote activities which increase public awareness of science, technology, and related fields.