Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community.
Carroll Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. View the entire mission statement.
our community’s first choice for learning. View our Compass Strategic Priorities.
Carroll Community College, we demonstrate the following values in all we do:
Community: Carroll is the
community’s college, and building community is highlighted in its mission
statement. Through associate degree programs, career education, support for
entrepreneurs, corporate training, kids’ summer camps, adult personal
enrichment, cultural events, athletics, and its many partnerships with
community and governmental organizations, the College is dedicated to enriching
the community it serves.
Accountability: The College is a good
steward of the public’s trust and is transparent and accountable in all it
does. It assesses its mission accomplishment through benchmarked institutional
effectiveness measures, national and state peer comparisons, and regular
program reviews. Student learning outcomes are continuously assessed and
curricula revised to ensure the highest quality educational experience for
students. Assessment data are regularly shared with the College’s governing board,
the County government, and the public.
Respect: Carroll Community
College is an organization that values, recognizes, and rewards just, humane,
honest, and respectful human interaction; ethical and truthful representation
of the college to students and the community; positive and collaborative
problem-solving; and solutions-oriented action. Carroll fosters engagement and
a sense of belonging by providing a safe learning and working environment that
models respect, acceptance, inclusion, and empathy towards diverse ways of
thinking and being.
Reflection: Inscribed within the
Seal of Carroll Community College are three ideals of an educated person:
“Knowledge, Truth and Wisdom.” To inspire these ideals, the College encourages
students and employees to reflect on their learning and personal experiences to
build knowledge, distinguish truth and develop wisdom.
Opportunity: Carroll strives to
provide an affordable education accessible to all who can benefit from its
offerings, with transitional education to prepare students for college work and
flexible learning options including online and evening classes to fit our
students’ busy lives.
Learning: The words “Enter to
Learn” are chiseled above the College’s main entrance, heralding its primary
and defining mission. The phrase is also emblematic of Carroll’s institutional
culture of organizational learning and continuous improvement.
Leadership: Carroll challenges its
students and employees to take responsibility for and control of their lives
and become engaged citizens and leaders in their chosen careers. Similarly, the
College embraces the challenge of being a thought leader in the community it
FY2020 strategic initiatives to advance Compass 2020 priorities.Endorsed by the Planning Advisory Council, September 16, 2019
Guiding College Planning through June 30, 2025
Provide an empowering educational experience to support students from initial contact through completion of their educational goals.
Expand community partnerships to support economic development, and introduce programs to meet emerging workforce needs and attract new student populations to the College.
Prepare students for diverse work environments and a dynamic, connected global community.
Assess institutional effectiveness and act on the results to ensure academic rigor, program impact, continuous improvement, and institutional advancement.
Garner and shepherd resources to accomplish the College’s mission and vision, attract and retain a diverse, highly skilled faculty and staff, and ensure student,faculty, staff, and visitor safety.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on March 20, 2019.
Carroll offers a variety of programs designed for academic and career-oriented preparation. We have transfer agreements with numerous 4-year colleges and universities, making Carroll the smart choice for students seeking a seamless transition.
Our Continuing Education division offers more than 1,000 on-campus, online and hybrid classes to help you enhance your career, empower your employees or enrich your personal interests.