• president of ccbc giving a speech on commencement day

College mission, vision and values

CCBC's 3-year strategic plan lays out where we are, where we’re headed, and what we believe.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

Our Values


We provide educational services for members of the community regardless of any economic, social or physical limitations.


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


We prepare 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 value the diversity of people, cultures, ideas and viewpoints and honor the dignity of all persons. 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 value innovation and support a climate of discovery. We encourage students, faculty and staff to explore new ideas, methods and processes.


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 insist upon fairness, mutual respect, collegiality and civility at all times.


We have high standards for the work of our faculty and staff, the academic rigor of our offerings, the knowledge and performance of our students, and the involvement of the community and workplace in the college’s future.


We are committed to seeing our students become lifelong learners and contribute to the improvement of the county, state and society.


We employ sustainable fiscal and environmental practices to responsibly manage our resources toward advancing the college’s mission and strategic directions. This includes viewing the responsibility to manage public money as a public trust.