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Mission, Vision, & Accreditation

Mission Statement

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College provides quality, affordable opportunities for learning that meet regional needs in a supportive, student-oriented environment.


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be a nurturing, dynamic center for teaching and learning. We will be a model for individual development and a catalyst for regional renewal.

Core Values

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College strives to be a community of learners where every student, employee and community member is respected and supported. The College is deeply committed to the following values:

Student Success - creating a student-centered environment where individuals are challenged, encouraged and supported to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals as well as develop a spirit of intellectual curiosity and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Quality and Accountability - establishing performance standards throughout the institution, developing measures to document effectiveness along with a commitment to continuous improvement in pursuit of excellence.

Integrity and Ethics - holding each member of the organization to high professional and personal standards. These principles are also embodied in the Statement on Professional Ethics adopted by the College’s Faculty.

Collaboration and Collegiality - informing and involving members of the College community in discussion and problem solving at all levels in an atmosphere marked by civility and cordiality conducted with respect for personal and professional differences remembering as well the value of humor and humility.

Responsiveness to Diverse and Changing Community Needs - developing innovative and creative responses to the region’s dynamic economic, workforce and social needs based on interactions with all segments of the community.


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. 

Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
View the College's accreditation status.

National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
PO Box 578
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
877.572.8693 (fax)
View our current accreditation status.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2354 (fax)
View our current accreditation status.