Mission Statement

Our Mission:

St. Philip's College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college whose mission is to empower our diverse student population through educational achievement and career readiness. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip's College is a vital facet of the community, responding to the needs of a population rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip's College creates an environment fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement while expanding its commitment to opportunity and access.

The college fulfills its mission by offering:
  1. General courses in arts and sciences leading to an associate degree.
  2. Transfer education for students desiring to attend senior institutions.
  3. Developmental courses that improve the basic skills of students whose academic foundations require strengthening.
  4. Applied Science and technical programs leading to an associate degree or certificate designed to prepare students for employment and/or to update crucial skills.
  5. Workforce and Career development training programs for business, industry and government.
  6. Continuing education programs for occupational and educational enrichment or certification.
  7. Counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their educational and professional goals.
  8. Educational support services including library services, tutoring, open use computer labs and writing center.
  9. Services and appropriate accommodations for special populations, to include adult literacy and distance education.
  10. Quality social, cultural, and intellectual enrichment experiences for the community.
  11. Opportunities for participation in community service and economic development projects.