Strategic Plan

The Biennial Planning Process calls for a strategic plan consisting of mission and vision statements as well as college goals to establish direction for the institution and a report of college performance. All elements of the strategic plan are approved by the chief governing entity of the college—the Board of Trustees.

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Goals & Strategic Initiatives


Goals adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 27, 2020.

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Goal 1

Student Success

Advance achievement of learning outcomes and educational goals for all students.

  • Implement a collegewide early alert system to increase student retention and graduation.
  • Increase the fall to fall retention rate of college credit students to 55%.
  • Increase the college completion rate to 47%.
  • Increase the percentage of transfers holding an HCC associate degree to 25%.
  • Equal or exceed the grade point average of native Florida public university students by associate in arts transfers.
  • Achieve or exceed an 85% first‐time pass rate for any individual licensure or certification exam.
  • Exceed 90% of all workforce graduates that are employed or continuing their education within one year of completion.
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Goal 2

Talent Development

Foster partnerships that position all programs as catalysts for regional economic impact.

  • Contribute to the increase in educational attainment in Hillsborough County of those holding a postsecondary credential to 60% of the working age population by 2025.
  • Develop and implement the first baccalaureate degree no later than 2025 to meet local labor market demand in nursing.
  • Expand public‐private funding partnerships to support programmatic delivery.
  • Develop a comprehensive marketing strategy.
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Goal 3

Continuous Improvement

Continuously improve programs and services through a systematic and ongoing process of strategic planning, assessment and evaluation in which a “culture of evidence” guides our direction.

  • Design and execute an Academic Master Plan that anticipates and responds to community needs.
  • Enact systemic changes that align college operations, budgets, and tactical plans with the mission, values, goals and strategic initiatives.
  • Successfully comply with the revised 2017 Principles of Accreditation of the Commission on Colleges during the Fifth Year Review concluding in 2022.
  • Reassess the adequacy of the Ellucian Colleague ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning Software) to meet college need.