Mission, Vision, and Values



Recognizing that students are the primary reason that Northampton Community College exists, we seek to provide excellent, accessible and comprehensive learning experiences in partnership with the dynamic, diverse communities we serve.

Northampton's Statement of Values

We believe that learning thrives when there is a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world in which we live. As such, we value:


  • Quality in the educational and training experiences that we provide, which is based on our dedication to teaching and learning


  • Creative problem solving, responsiveness, entrepreneurship and our ability to adapt quickly to a changing world


  • Commitment to the long term health of the institution, the community, the economy and the environment


  • Institutional and individual responsibility for our actions, growth and development


  • Academic and personal honesty, fairness, ethical conduct and respect for others in our learning and working environments

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • An environment that fosters and values every person's contributions, celebrating the ways in which cultures, identities, and backgrounds enrich the college community and enhance our academic excellence.


  • Involvement in and collaboration with the college, local and global communities


As one of the leading community colleges in the nation, we will:

  • Promote the highest level of student success in achieving academic, personal and professional goals
  • Provide state-of-the-art education and training in every community we serve
  • Be the college of choice for innovative programming
  • Encourage every member of our community to have a lifelong connection to the college
  • Respect and affirm the dignity of all people