Our Mission

College of Marin’s commitment to educational excellence is rooted in equity practices and fostering success for all members of our diverse community by offering:

  • preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities
  • associate degrees and certificates
  • career technical education
  • basic skills improvement
  • English as a second language
  • lifelong learning
  • community and cultural enrichment

College of Marin responds to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment that promotes social, racial, and environmental justice.

The District believes that our commitment and accountability to diversity, equity, and belonging enriches the District’s mission and supports students in achieving their educational goals.

The mission is evaluated on an annual basis and revised regularly.
Last updated: February 14, 2023.

Our Values

Student and Community Centered Education

We promote student success by providing programs and services that are learner-centered and reflect the changing needs of our students and surrounding community.

Academic Excellence and Innovation

We are dedicated to academic excellence and encourage innovation. We foster intellectual inquiry by encouraging critical thinking, information literacy, and technical competence. We continually evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.

Collaboration and Open Communication

We cultivate a culture of mutual respect, open communication, collaborative working relationships, and participation in decision-making among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve.


We cherish a learning environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds and recognizes the knowledge and experiences among its students, faculty, and staff. We provide open access and strive to remove barriers to student success.


We will apply environmentally sustainable and green principles in our college community to ensure the future of our planet.


We will be accountable for our decisions and actions on behalf of the students, college, and community. Our decisions will be academically, fiscally, and environmentally responsible.