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Mission and Vision

The following statements provided the roadmap and guidebook the organization uses to develop its strategic thinking. These statements indicate where the college is going and helps to prioritize ECC's strategy options. They also tell college officials what to bring along on the journey and provide benchmarks for determining progress.


Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing excellent, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in a multi-campus environment committed to continuous improvement.


ECC strives toward a future where education is accessible and convenient to all, and where students can acquire specific competencies, college credit or a degree along with resources to achieve their goals.

Institutional Goal Statements

Erie Community College will achieve its mission through the implementation of these institutional goals. The college addresses each goal with a proactive approach, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to open communications throughout the college and community.

Students attaining goals: All students attending ECC academic, job training, or lifelong learning programs will achieve their self-defined goals.

Resources in place: Sufficient capital investment support to accomplish the college master facilities plan and maintain continuing investment in buildings and equipment will be available.

Perception of quality: There will be broad awareness of the quality of instruction and value of the education offered at ECC. Build pride internally and community-wide for ECC.

Flexibility around student wants: ECC will have an anytime, anyplace learning environment, supported by services, using a variety of modalities.

Educational experience: The educational experience for all ECC students will be challenging and expansive – even life changing – with students demonstrating successful learning outcomes and great satisfaction with their ECC experience.

Diversity: The College will have an inclusive environment that attracts and retains faculty, staff, and students who embrace diversity. Every aspect of the college, including student life, teaching, training, hiring, and community involvement will encompass diversity.

Safety and security: All students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be safe to pursue their academic and co-curricular activities and achieve goals.

Campus development: The campus/academic configuration will be developed to serve the needs of our current and potential students, taking advantage of opportunities and advancing the development of a one-college concept.

A valued resource: ECC will be the partner with whom everyone wants to work. Business, government and other organizations will trust ECC to deliver for them.


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