Our Mission & Vision Statement


As Pennsylvania's premier public liberal arts institution, Mansfield University offers students a personalized education that emphasizes character development, scholarly growth, cultural awareness, and community service. By preparing our students for productive careers and meaningful lives, we positively influence the world.


As Pennsylvania's only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities (COPLAC),  Mansfield University is the state's premier public liberal arts institution. We are committed to enhancing our identity as a small, distinctive, affordable alternative to private liberal arts colleges.