Mission, Values and Goals

Mission Statement

In keeping with our values and goals, Santa Fe College, a comprehensive public institution of higher education serving North Central Florida and beyond, adds value to the lives of our students and enriches our community through excellence in teaching and learning, innovative educational programs and student services, and community leadership and service.


Santa Fe College is a dynamic, innovative learning community committed to

  • Draw on our culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity to innovate and excel.
  • Be a student-ready college providing a continuum of lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Advance student success through assessment and continuous improvement of programs, services, and operations.
  • Prepare active and responsible contributors to local and global society.
  • Cultivate honesty, integrity, and respectful discourse.
  • Employ professional development to enable faculty and staff to contribute fully to achievement of mission.
  • Embrace academic freedom as the means of creating distinctive and engaging learning experiences.
  • Collaborate with our community to enrich individual lives and regional vitality through education.
  • Use our environmental, social, and economic resources ethically and sustainably.


Outreach and Access
Identify, assess and meet community needs to promote open access to the college.

Delivery Alternatives
Assess student needs and outcomes as well as create innovative and flexible learning opportunities.

Educational Programs
Provide learning opportunities and academic support to ensure the highest levels of academic performance.

Student Affairs
Provide research-based, learner-centered program of services that supports access and student engagement from matriculation to goal attainment.

Workforce Development
Provide student-centered workforce programs in collaboration with local employers and economic development agencies.

Human Resources
Recruit, develop, assess and retain quality full- and part-time faculty and staff.

Provide information and communications technology infrastructure and services to support the college's mission.

Develop, obtain and allocate the necessary resources to implement the college's mission.

Sustainability Education and Operations
Create, develop and enhance programs to reduce waste, conserve energy and green space, protect water resources, and promote wellness of students, faculty and staff.