Strategic Planning

The Strategic Plan is used to focus the budget, policies, procedures, and daily activities of the College. Over the past ten years, the Plan has helped NCMC with its HLC accreditation, mapped a course for the most ambitious capital improvement plan in the college’s rich history, and embedded a roadmap for future educational programs and workforce development. Increased accountability measures from both federal and state government have driven educational institutions such as NCMC to more directly provide evidence of planning and results, which further emphasizes the necessity of a pertinent and farsighted Plan.

The current three-year Strategic Plan, approved by the NCMC Board of Trustees, is rooted in annual reviews and tri-annual transformations.

NCMC Mission

North Central Missouri College (NCMC) provides accessible, affordable, and quality educational programs, with emphases on excellence in teaching, learning, workforce development, and service.


North Central Missouri College aspires to become an exemplary comprehensive community college serving rural and small communities in its service region and beyond.


Initiative: Academic Excellence:

  • Continuous improvement in high quality academic and career technical education programming.
  • Develop and Implement new academic programs
  • On-line program growth
  • Develop multiple entry scheduling plan and pilot

Initiative: Student Success

  • Defining, and developing, and implementing success programming leading to improved persistence and timely completion rates.
  • Develop and implement successful student health and counseling services
  • Increase IT resource availability to students and administrative units
  • Increase scholarship offerings

Initiative: Enrollment Growth

  • Enhancing and intensifying recruiting and retention efforts to meet on-campus, on-line, and extended campus carrying capacity.
  • Research and investigate residence life expansion and renovation possibilities
  • Increase international student recruiting and enrollment
  • Begin planning for a student union/commons; aligned with campus master

Initiative: Campus and Community

  • Develop “extended campus” program, broadening the reach of NCMC course and program offering to wider coverage of the 16-county service region
  • Develop campus-community fine arts programs as co-curricular and co-community opportunities
  • Explore new potential revenue streams
  • Broaden the base of the annual fund

Initiative: Culture of Responsibility:

  • To develop and implement an updated model of fiscal operations and fiduciary responsibility
  • Future Campus Expansion
  • Develop a position scope and description for a compliance officer
  • Foster diversity and inclusiveness through campus programming and community education
  • Develop an enhanced campus security plan to align with enrollment growth
  • Improve communication regarding policies, procedures and protocols