To educate and produce well-trained, development-oriented and forward-looking professional and technical manpower for the socio-economic, political and technological development of the Philippines. It shall endeavor to expand the frontiers of knowledge and its uses to society through research in technology, the natural resources, physical and social sciences.
The Western Mindanao State University shall be the Center of Excellence and leading institution in human resource development and research in the country and the ASEAN region with international recognition.
The College of Law is one of the only two school in the city. Formally organized in 1981, the college specializes in Islamic Jurisprudence that caters to the legal needs of the Muslim communities in the region. It has Produced lawyers that are now in both government and private practice.