About the College

Mission + Vision

Onondaga Community College is Central New York’s partner in education for success. Achieving our mission through:

  • Student Access, Retention, Completion, Transfer
  • Academic Excellence
  • Student Engagement and Support
  • Career and Workforce Advancement
  • Responsible Stewardship of Resources
  • Community Engagement



Our Core Values

  • Student First – Keep students at the center of all we do.
  • Learning – Embrace the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and free expression of ideas in a safe environment to advance the individual and the community.
  • Excellence – Strive for continual improvement and innovation to seek our highest potential.
  • Diversity – Enrich learning through an inclusive campus environment that respects human dignity and difference.
  • Community – Foster active and productive participation in building a mutually supportive environment for members of the campus and broader communities.
  • Responsibility – Build a culture of integrity and accountability to develop both self and others.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

An education at Onondaga inspires students to:


  • Skills and acquire knowledge that will benefit them in their academic, professional, and personal lives                
  • Responsible ways to gather information and use technology
  • Effective ways to exchange ideas with others


  • Critically about problems and creatively about solutions                                                                                               
  • Carefully about their own ideas and the ideas of others
  • Earnestly about how they relate to other people and the world around them


  • In ways that demonstrate and promote good citizenship                                                                                                                          
  • Ethically in their academic, professional, and personal lives