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    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