Mat-Su College / University of Alaska Anchorage
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Welcome to Mat-Su College...
Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) is an extended college of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). MSC was changed from its previous designation as a community college by University System restructuring in 1987. Now serving nearly 1,650 students per semester, MSC was known originally as Palmer Community College, and provided its first course offerings to residents of the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys in 1958. In 1963, when the Borough government was formed, the name of the College was changed to correspond to the boundaries of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
The main campus is located on a 950 acre site on Trunk Road, about halfway between Palmer and Wasilla. A modern 102,676 square foot facility houses the majority of the educational activities.
Mission of Matanuska-Susitna College
Educate students and prepare them for future learning, employment, and community engagement through a challenging and rigorous curriculum combined with exceptional support.
Matanuska-Susitna College values:
Academic freedom and the free exchange of ideas
Appreciation of diverse cultures and ways of thinking
Both creative expression and technology
Honesty, integrity, fairness, and mutual respect
Intellectual development and self-enrichment
Meaningful access to higher education
As exemplary leaders in the delivery of higher education in the Valley, Matanuska-Susitna College promotes the intellectual development and well being of the individual, community, state, nation, and world.