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Mission, Vision & Values


College of The Albemarle’s (COA) mission is to transform lives in an accessible, supportive environment that promotes academic excellence, student success, workforce development, community partnerships and responsible stewardship.


COA inspires excellence, transforms lives, and positively impacts the individuals and communities of our region.

Core Values

Community: We value relationships and partnerships.
Integrity: We value honesty, dignity and trust.
Respect: We value people, time and resources.
Diversity: We value all backgrounds and perspectives.
Teamwork: We value unity and communication.

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.