Who We Are


Daytona State College is the premier source for education and training to facilitate individual advancement and economic development in Volusia and Flagler counties.

Mission Statement

Daytona State College, a comprehensive public college, provides access to a range of flexible programs from community enrichment to the baccalaureate degree, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, as well as fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning.

Our Values

Community. The Daytona State College community encompasses our students, faculty, staff and the public we serve. Our community is built upon mutual respect, effective and open communication, and civic responsibility.

Integrity. Daytona State strives for the highest ethical standards in all areas of operation, including the fair and consistent treatment of all members of the Daytona State community. The college fully supports academic freedom and the right of intellectual pursuit.

Excellence. To achieve academic excellence, professionalism, and quality in all the programs and services we offer, Daytona State employs a system of continuous improvement based on assessment, accountability and engagement with the entire community.

Diversity. Diversity of people, thought and expression provides energy and vitality for the learning process. Daytona State celebrates both the originality and distinction of individuals and cultures, while at the same time valuing the common bonds that unite us as a global community.

Innovation. Innovation and creativity are the keys to our growth as an institution, as well as the growth and success of our students. Daytona State prides itself on its ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world, finding positive and creative solutions to the challenges it faces.

Student Success. There is no value more important than the success of our students. Our main goal is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and drive to succeed in the classroom, the workplace and in life. Beyond this success, we hope to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning.

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Strategic Priorities

Ensure Academic Excellence. Offer quality educational programs that meet the academic and non-academic workforce needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond.

Enhance Student Success. Increase student development and academic support to enhance student performance, engagement and retention.

Build Community Partnerships. Expand and create partnerships with business, community and educational organizations that enhance the College mission and vision.

Emphasize Institutional Effectiveness. Ensure efficient and effective use of college resources (fiscal, physical, human and technological).