College Mission 

Our Vision

City College of San Francisco values and fosters superior levels of educational
participation and academic success among all students. Reaching out to and including
all populations, we strive to provide an affordable and unparalleled learning experience
in a supportive and caring environment that leads students to successfully complete their

A Teaching and Learning Community

Our principal distinction will be the high quality of instruction. The educational experience
will feature successful learning in areas as varied as basic skills, academic courses,
advanced honors, career and technical courses, retooling of job skills, and preparation
for transfer to other educational institutions. Learning opportunities will extend to a broad
array of courses and programs to offer any student a pathway to educational and career

An Inclusive Community
We will continue to reach out to all people, especially to those communities that
encounter barriers to education; develop sustainable campuses and sites to better serve
students and neighborhoods; diversify and improve programs and services for the
benefit of the community; build partnerships with public, private, and community-based
agencies to better respond to educational, economic, environmental, and societal needs;
foster the participation of our students and employees in community life; and welcome
students from around the world.  Committed to lifelong educational opportunities for all,
we will exchange expertise and innovation with colleagues in the state, the nation and the

A Diverse Community
In our community, respect and trust are common virtues, and all people are enriched by
diversity and multicultural understanding. We will maintain a supportive, positive, and
productive working environment for our diverse faculty and staff, as well as a responsive
environment in which student needs are met in a friendly, timely, and caring manner.


Mission Statement

The Mission statement of the San Francisco Community College District is:

Consistent with our Vision, City College of San Francisco provides educational programs
and services that promote successful learning and student achievement to meet the
needs of our diverse community:

Our primary mission is to provide programs and services leading to

•  Transfer to baccalaureate institutions;
•  Achievement of Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences;
•  Acquisition of certificates and career skills needed for success in the
•  Basic Skills, including learning English as a Second Language and
   Transitional Studies.

In the pursuit of their educational goals, students will learn critical thinking and
information competency; effective communication skills; cultural, social, and
environmental awareness; and personal and career development skills.

In addition, the college offers other programs and services consistent with our primary
mission, only as resources allow and whenever possible in collaboration with partnering
agencies and community-based organizations.

City College of San Francisco belongs to the community and continually strives to
provide an accessible, affordable, and high quality education to all its students. The
College is committed to providing an array of academic and student development
services that support students’ success in attaining their academic, cultural, and civic
achievements. To enhance student success and close equity achievement gaps, the
college identifies and regularly assesses student learning outcomes to improve
institutional effectiveness. As a part of its commitment to serve as a sustainable
community resource, our CCSF mission statement drives institutional planning, decision
making and resource allocation.


The Vision and Mission statements are reviewed annually