Mission and Values

Our Mission

Mitchell Community College, a learning-centered institution, provides affordable, high-quality educational and training programs and services to meet the changing and diverse lifelong learning needs of a multi-culturally diverse citizenry who live and work in a global society.

Our Purpose

Mitchell Community College commits its resources to:

  • Provide associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to meet the pre-service and in-service workforce development needs for industry, business, government and service occupations.
  • Provide associate degree programs for the first two years of academic courses leading to baccalaureate and professional degrees.
  • Provide each student the opportunity to develop the skills and values necessary to succeed in college.
  • Provide student development services including admissions, financial aid, counseling, career planning, job placement, testing and student activities.
  • Provide educational opportunities to meet the professional, personal, and cultural needs of the community.
  • Serve the adult population with basic education and salable skills; to enhance personal development through general and continuing education.

Our Belief

The Faculty, Staff and administration of Mitchell Community College are committed to the philosophy of the comprehensive community college. We believe:

  • Students and student success is the focal point of all efforts of the college
  • We are an open-access community college that respects and celebrates diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • We have a responsibility to enhance the social, civic, cultural, and economic development of our community and its place in a global society
  • We provide educational opportunities for those who might otherwise not have them
  • We make data driven decisions and monitor our progress toward stated goals
  • We provide our employees with a safe and supportive work environment with the opportunity to grow and learn
  • We must foster an environment of trust and teamwork as we move toward a common goal
  • We must perform each day with competence, innovation and integrity
  • We make a positive difference in the lives of our students, our employees and our community…our work matters