• President meeting with a group of students

​Mission and Vision

The Community College of Baltimore County provides an accessible, affordable and high-quality education that prepares students for transfer and career success, strengthens the regional workforce and enriches our community.

We will be the institution of choice for students, where together we make teaching purposeful, learning powerful, completion primary, and community paramount.



We want our students to succeed and make progress toward the completion of their educational goals through degree or certificate attainment, transfer, workplace certification, career enhancement or personal enrichment.


We are committed to ensuring our students grow as active learners, develop a passion for life-long learning, and use what they have learned to their benefit.


We value innovation and support a climate of discovery. We encourage students, faculty and staff to explore new ideas, methods and processes.


We have high expectations for the work of our employees, the academic rigor of our offerings, the scholarship of our students, and the involvement of the community and the workplace in the college's future.


We inspire public trust by maintaining ethical and collaborative relationships with our faculty, students, staff, alumni and communities. We share our achievements and challenges honestly and openly.


We celebrate the differences and similarities of our students, employees and the communities we proudly serve. We value the diversity of people, cultures, ideas and viewpoints and we honor the dignity of all persons. We insist on open and honest communications, fairness, mutual respect, collegiality and civility at all times. We are committed to preparing students to be active citizens, ready to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse world and a changing global marketplace.


We emphasize quality as a standard for all we do and consistently look for ways to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.


We support sustainable practices and prudently manage resources dedicated to advancing the college’s mission and strategic directions.


We encourage continuous dialogue among students, faculty and staff, and support ongoing cooperative relationships with our partners in the community regarding their educational, cultural, recreation and workforce needs.