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Our Mission, Vision, Values, and Four Pillars of Success Guide Us on our Shared Journey


Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business.


Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service.


Respect: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity, partnerships with students.

Integrity: including accountability, transparency and ethics.

Creativity: fostering flexibility and innovation.

Collaboration: across disciplines and with all partners.

Excellence: in all we do.

Pillars of Success

Optimized Growth in Enrollment and Programs

Kettering has an extraordinary ability to attract top talent, whether it's award-winning students or world-class faculty members. We will expand our enrollment intentionally through strategic financial aid packages and fixed-tuition guarantees to attract and retain a more diversified student population. We will aim our efforts at students and families who value private, experiential and applied learning. 

Global Leadership in STEM Education

Now is the time to focus the global talent conversation on what Kettering does best - deliver an education that couples theory and practice better than any other institution in the world. We renew our commitment to experiential and applied learning in collaboration with our extraordinary faculty and industry partners to deliver amazing classroom and applied research experiences.

Community Vitality

The City of Flint and the surrounding area are important attributes of the Kettering experience. It is imperative that we actively engage in the economic renewal of our city and region by fueling innovation and entrepreneurship in our graduates and by collaborating with our educational partners in the region.

Engaged Stakeholders

The University is only as strong as our relationships with alumni, corporate partners, educators, neighbors, and friends. We will strengthen a culture of engagement and giving with all our stakeholders to support Kettering's mission.

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