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MSJC Mission Statement

Mission Statement

MSJC’s purpose is to provide an accessible education, to instill hope, and to empower our students to transform their lives and those around them. We provide equity-minded education to combat systemic barriers, promote social mobility, and provide opportunities for educational advancement.
MSJC offers degrees and certifications for career and university preparation, as well as opportunities for lifelong learning and enrichment.
As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, we serve a diverse student population from various identities, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, life experiences, abilities, and educational needs that represent our community. MSJC is committed to learning and achievement through inclusive and culturally affirming environments that celebrate student voices and create space for self-exploration and growth. We encourage self-advocacy, civic responsibility, and commitment to becoming ambassadors of change in our communities and our world.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on December 14, 2023


Vision Statement

 Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.


Values Statement

We are students, employees and a community. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches and, at times, saves lives. We commit to opportunities that inspire the following values in ourselves:

Excellence – We challenge students by setting high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.

Collaboration – We believe the best results are achieved through communication and participation among students, employees, industry and the community we serve.

Relationship – We nurture a community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Innovation – We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.

Relevance – We create educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.

Access – We ensure equitable rights of all students by removing barriers to a quality education and promoting a network of support that improves learning opportunities.

Leadership – We empower people throughout the community to support and facilitate positive change.

Diversity – We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.

Integrity – We believe in being true to our core values by consistently demonstrating our character and an institutional commitment to do the right thing. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees on January 19, 2017 



The 5 institutional priorities at the core of the 2017-2020 MSJC Strategic Plan are:

  • Student Success
  • Systematic Planning and Assessment
  • Fiscally Sound Position
  • Institutional Pride and Organizational Culture
  • Community Partnerships and Service