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Mission Statement

The mission of Bluefield State University, a historically black institution, is to prepare students for diverse professions, informed citizenship, community involvement, and public service in an ever-changing global society by providing an affordable, accessible opportunity for public higher education through certificate, associate, bachelor, and master degree programs.

Vision Statement

Bluefield State University is committed to being the region’s leading institution of higher education. Embracing the diversity that shapes our world, the University strives to assist students from all walks of life to achieve their personal and professional goals. Using the expertise of faculty and staff, along with the commitment of its students and alumni, Bluefield State University will continue to strive for excellence in learning, service to the community, and advancements in research. Proficiency in these areas enables the Institution and its graduates to make important contributions at the community, state, national, and global levels.

Core Values


We value and are dedicated to excellence in our faculty, staff, and students, programmatic offerings, support services, research, and service to our world.


We value and are dedicated to the development and enhancement of a sense of community, mutual respect, and collaboration among our faculty, staff, students and the greater community we serve.


We value and are dedicated to the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students, programmatic offerings, and co-curricular opportunities.


We value and are dedicated to the intellectual, personal, ethical, and cultural growth of our faculty, staff, and students and to providing those opportunities for growth and continuous improvement throughout our community.