Vision, Mission & Values
Columbus State Community College is Central Ohio’s front door to higher education and a leader in advancing our region’s prosperity.
To educate and inspire, providing our students with the opportunity to achieve their goals.
We welcome and engage all students in creating individualized, accessible and mutually accountable pathways that allow them to pursue their goals.
We reflect the demographics of Central Ohio, and we leverage the college's rich diversity for the benefit of our local and global communities.
We expect excellence and accountability in ourselves and our students.
We embrace bold ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit, and we are responsive to the changing needs of students, employers, and other stakeholders.
We are a community of teachers and learners who believe that fulfilling lives are grounded in self-awareness and continuous learning.
We recognize that more can be accomplished collaboratively than individually, and we seek like-minded partners to advance our shared goals.
We are careful and thoughtful stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
We lead by action and example to help our community pursue opportunities and address the challenges of the 21st century.
General Education Statement
General education at Columbus State Community College provides students with a well‐rounded educational experience that develops critical thinking skills and a broader knowledge of the larger world around them. Through a variety of academic disciplines, students develop and refine intellectual virtues like curiosity, open‐mindedness, and analytical judgment. Students also explore ideas, concepts, values, beliefs, social institutions, and cultural experiences that build a basis for civic virtues like public mindedness and an appreciation of the varieties of human existence.