Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission:

Saddleback College empowers its diverse student body to achieve personal, academic, and economic
advancement through equitable and innovative educational experiences.

Our Vision:

Inspired by a passion for teaching and learning and a belief in human potential, Saddleback College
transforms the lives of its students by offering high-quality, career-building, and life-enriching education.

Our Values:

Saddleback College embraces:


We empower students through challenging, collaborative, and engaging educational experiences.


We dedicate ourselves to excellence in academics, student support, and service to the community.


We create a welcoming environment in which all members of our college community have equitable opportunities and feel capable, nurtured, and respected.


We promote honesty, transparency, and accountability.


We cultivate a learning environment open to diverse perspectives and the free exchange of ideas.


We strive to develop strong and lasting partnerships across the college and with the surrounding community.


We place our highest priority on helping students achieve their academic and career goals.


We promote environmental sustainability and use our resources responsibly.