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Mission, Vision & Values


The mission of College of The Albemarle (COA) is to transform lives in an accessible, supportive educational environment that promotes academic excellence, lifelong learning, workforce development, and community relationships through exceptional service that fosters student success and improves the quality of life for all.


COA’s vision is to transform lives by inspiring and empowering the individuals and communities of our region.

Core Values

Integrity: We value honesty, dignity and trust.
Respect: We value and care about people.
Diversity: We value equity and inclusion.
Community: We value relationships and service to others.
Collaboration: We value communication, unity and partnerships.

Equal Opportunity

COA is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and strives to treat all students, employees and applicants — for admission or employment — with respect. It’s the college’s policy to comply with the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other acts banning discrimination because of race, national origin, color, religion, gender, disability, age or political affiliation.