Mission & Vision

The mission of the Institute of Science and Technology is to provide high quality, accessible, affordable, online applied science education, and to deliver rigorous certificate and degree programs that utilize adaptive eLearning to enhance student success and achievement.

The Vision is that IST will be recognized as a leader in applied scientific education through practical and real-world training, thereby producing graduates that are prepared to make significant contributions for the betterment of society.

Now more than ever, people need easy access to practical education that will give them skills and knowledge they can take directly into the workplace. IST meets that need by providing high-quality, accessible education in fields of study that are in demand. IST provides a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place and to earn degrees that are credible to both academic institutions and employers to better serve the needs of today’s technology rich environments.

The programs offered at the Institute of Science and Technology are specifically focused on the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Cyber Security, and E-Learning.

The Institute of Science and Technology has been granted exemption in the state of Missouri as “a not-for-profit school owned, controlled and operated by a bonafide eleemosynary (charitable) organization that provides instruction with no financial charge to its students and at which no part of the instructional cost of defrayed by or through programs of governmental student financial aid, including grants and loans, provided directly to or for individuals students.” The status of exemption does not constitute approval or recognition of the instruction or its programs of instruction by the Coordinating Board, the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, or the State of Missouri.