Hocking College will be an exemplary learning community that creates a culture of high-quality learner-centered education, dynamic educational change, and community and economic responsiveness.


  • Excellence in Education

  • We value experience-based learning, student success and development both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation

  • As we teach, so shall we learn. We value a quality learning and working environment through the development of data- informed processes and a climate that fosters creativity. We seek to discover best practices to serve our students in excellence.

  • Responsive and Relevant Programming

  • As a dynamic and evolving institution, we value building and reinforcing relevant, experience-based programming, allowing our student body to engage in an exploration of their future careers or transfer to other institutions. Our flexibility allows for the responsiveness necessary to develop and maintain programs that meet specific workforce demands and transfer needs through our partnerships in economic development and higher education.

  • Stewardship and Accountability

  • We value stewardship of the resources with which we have been entrusted. We value acting in a fiscally responsible way, placing accountability and transparency as the cornerstone of each action. Integrity is the backbone of our decision-making, built on mutual respect. Sustainability is ingrained in our planning and reinforces our caretaking of the environment for today and for the student body of our future.

  • Commitment to Community

  • We value an environment that encourages input from our students, our community, and each other. We foster a culture of community, both within the bounds of Hocking College and in the society in which we work and live. We value new, continued and renewed partnerships that unite the campus and community. Service learning is an integral part of student success and encourages us to keep our thoughts trained to the greater good of our decisions.

  • Accessible

  • As an open-access institution, we value our entire student population: the career-focused student, the transfer student and the lifelong learner. We are committed to providing opportunities for all those seeking an education, providing supportive services to enhance the learning experience.

  • Diversity

  • We celebrate and learn from the cultures and ethnicities of the world, with a commitment to a respectfulness for all individuals, including those of all races, religions, sexes, ages, orientations, ideologies and physical challenges.

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