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Mission & Strategic Plan

Mission

De La Salle statueManhattan College is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning that embraces qualified men and women of all faiths, cultures, and traditions. The mission of Manhattan College is to provide a contemporary, person-centered educational experience that prepares graduates for lives of personal development, professional success, civic engagement, and service to their fellow human beings. The College pursues this mission through programs that integrate a broad liberal education with concentration in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences or with professional preparation in business, education and engineering.

Established in 1853 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the College continues to draw its inspiration from the heritage of John Baptist de La Salle, the innovator of modern pedagogy and patron saint of teachers. Among the hallmarks of this Lasallian heritage are excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct, and commitment to social justice.

Mission Office

Learn more about the Office of Mission, which strives to enhance and promote the ways we integrate our Lasallian Catholic identity into the education of all students at Manhattan. 

Strategic Plan

Manhattan College is engaged in a multi-year, multi-phase strategic plan that serves as the guide for College operations and initiatives.

Strategic Vision for Phase III of the Strategic Plan: 2020-2025

Manhattan College will enhance its distinctive integration of a broad liberal education with concentrations in specific disciplines in the arts and sciences as well as with professional preparation in business, education and engineering, inspired by creative fidelity to its Lasallian Catholic core identity and building on its location as a residential campus in the global capital city of New York together with its extraordinarily broad range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and co-curricular opportunities. The College’s widely recognized excellence in providing an engaging and transformative educational experience will prepare graduates for successful personal and professional lives as they search for wisdom and contribute to the greater good of the human family. 

Phase III of Manhattan College's strategic plan is comprised of several areas. Read the full document below.

Strategic Plan Document