Mission Statement

Our Mission

Foothill College offers educational excellence to diverse students seeking transfer, career preparation and enhancement, and basic skills mastery. We are committed to innovation, ongoing improvement, accessibility and serving our community.

Our Vision

Foothill College educates students from diverse backgrounds that represent the demographics of the Bay Area, with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented populations. Foothill students master content and skills which are critical for their future success. They develop and act upon a sense of responsibility to be stewards of the public good.

Adopted by PaRC in Fall 2014.

Our Values

Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Openness, Transparency, Forgiveness, Sustainability

Our Purpose

To provide access to educational opportunity for all with innovation and distinction.

Foothill College offers:
  • an associate in arts or associate in science degree, or specialty certificate;
  • preparation for transfer to another college, university or post secondary institution;
  • career education, training, and services;
  • basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), leadership skills and student development; and
  • student support services to promote student success.

Foothill's success is measured by the following quality indicators:

  • Access: Educational Opportunity for All
  • Student Success: Completion of Student Goals
  • Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Support of Learning
  • Climate for Learning
  • Fiscal and Enrollment Stability
  • Reputation: Innovation and Distinctiveness

Adopted by the College Roundtable, February. 24, 1999;
Revised by the College Roundtable, June 24, 2009

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