Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

Del Mar College empowers student learners in our communities through comprehensive, accessible, quality education.

Mission Statement

Del Mar College provides access to quality education, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning for student and community success.

Core Values

  • Learning: meeting individual needs
  • Student Success: achieving full potential
  • Excellence: high-quality instruction
  • Integrity: honesty and transparency
  • Access: open to all
  • Accountability: responsibility to stakeholders
  • Innovation: progressive programs and services
  • Diversity: valuing differences

Guiding Principles

Quality Education

Challenge students to engage in academic and occupational programs through high-quality teaching and learning.

Academic Excellence

Promote the full range of intellectual achievement from basic literacy to successful academic transfer.

Academic Freedom and Responsibility

Provide the foundation for a learning environment that promotes academic excellence, independent and creative thinking, and respect for the individual.

Workforce Preparation

Collaborate with business and industry partners to equip students to compete in the marketplace and to augment economic development.

Student Success

Empower students inside and outside of the classroom to achieve their greatest potential.

Educational Access

Provide affordable educational opportunities for all, developing responsible citizens who enhance their communities.

Personal Enrichment

Foster lifelong learning, citizenship, and health and wellness through educational, cultural, and recreational pursuits.

Adopted by the Del Mar College Board of Regents
August 9, 2011

Page last updated August 9, 2017.