WSU Vancouver mission and vision

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Mission statement

As a public, land grant and research institution of distinction, Washington State University enhances the intellectual, creative and practical abilities of the individuals, institutions and communities it serves by fostering learning and inquiry in all forms.

WSU Vancouver is an engaged research university committed to increasing access to higher education in Southwest Washington. The university is dedicated to offering world-class undergraduate and graduate degrees via student-centered, relevant education; advancing knowledge and creativity; and engaging with the community.

Vision statement

WSU Vancouver will be valued by its community as a vibrant, diverse, urban research campus that provides students with access to distinctive academic programs with an emphasis on applied and translational science and technology, leadership and sustainability.