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Strategic Plan

On Sept. 22, 2016, North Seattle College introduced its new, seven-year 2016-23 Strategic Plan. The document plan outlines goals and objectives for the college that were created following thorough input from employees, students and the community over the course of a year. By shifting from what was formerly a five-year plan, and moving to a seven-year plan, North will now be strategically aligned with its accreditation cycle, which ensures active and scaled annual assessment of institutional effectiveness.
View the 2016-23 Strategic Plan

Our Mission

North Seattle College is committed to changing lives through education.

We achieve our mission by:

• offering comprehensive educational opportunities.

• creating a highly supportive learning environment.

• engaging in effective and enduring partnerships.

Our Vision

North Seattle College is a progressive educational resource, actively engaged with its community, and known for innovation and responsiveness.

Our Values

In promoting continuous learning and growth, we practice:







Our Core Themes

All that we do is focused on three Core Themes.

Advancing Student Success

Excelling in Teaching and Learning

Building a Sustainable Community

Essential Learning Outcomes

North Seattle College serves a diverse student population with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and goals. As a learning community, we foster and promote the following outcomes:

Inquiry based on information accessed through ethical research

Problem Solving using critical and creative thinking, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, information literacy, and disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge.

Communication in oral, written, and artistic modes of expression, individually and in collaboration with others

Responsibility for understanding and integrating intercultural competence, practicing ethical reasoning and conduct, applying sustainability principles, and demonstrating respect for self and others.  


North Seattle College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation documents including self-study reports, evaluation team reports, and annual updates can be found on this webpage.