Mission, Vision, Values


Harford Community College provides accessible, innovative, learner-centered educational opportunities. As an open-access institution, the College promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development. The College fosters lifelong learning, global awareness, and social and cultural enrichment.


To be a national higher education leader by transforming lives through imagination, compassion, and rigor.



We foster teamwork and partnerships. Working together enhances results and builds community.


We share information and ideas, listen with open minds, and strive for clarity.


We embrace differences, respect intellectual and academic freedom, promote critical discourse, and encourage socio-cultural and global awareness.


We are creative and passionate in our work. Our highly qualified faculty and staff, learner-centered programs and services, and beautiful campus reflect our commitment to intentional improvement.


We cultivate bold vision, creative exploration, and responsible risk taking.


We adhere to high ethical standards. Honesty, sincerity, fairness, respect, transparency, and trust serve as our foundation.

Lifelong Learning

We prepare our students and ourselves to contribute to our community as critical thinkers, knowledgeable citizens, and creative problem solvers. We believe that learning should be engaging and enjoyable.


We are accessible and responsive to our students, our community, and each other. Helping people achieve their goals is central to our mission.


We are responsible stewards of our resources. We work together to protect our natural resources, renew our human resources, and expand our financial and physical resources.

Equity and Inclusion Statement

As the anchor institution for higher education in Harford County, Harford Community College embraces equity and inclusion as guiding principles for best serving our students and all Harford County residents. Collectively, we benefit from the collaborative learning environment that is fostered when everyone’s unique voices and life experiences are welcomed. Our policies, practices, and pedagogies are designed to create a pluralistic environment that is free from intolerance and honors our College’s values. Through education and awareness, we empower members of our community to contribute to the advancement of social justice in our global society.