Navarro College provides educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals and that promote life-long learning for all communities served.
Through visionary leadership, outstanding teaching and high-quality service, Navarro College will achieve distinction as an exemplary two-year institution where quality teaching and learning prevail and students are well prepared to engage in higher levels of education, leadership and employment.
Navarro College seeks to maintain a stimulating and culturally diverse environment wherein students will be inspired to commit themselves to a high level of personal integrity and intellectual rigor. Through an integrated program of general education and support services, students are afforded the opportunity to develop abilities, which enable them to be responsible stewards of their talents, skills and material resources and to acquire a passion for life-long learning. An open door, public, comprehensive community college, Navarro College primarily serves the educational, civic and business communities in Navarro, Ellis, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties. The college also attracts students from the rest of Texas, from throughout the United States and many other countries, welcoming students from all cultural, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Navarro College is alert to the changing educational requirements of its constituency and the social and political forces at work within the communities it serves and responds to these changing needs with enthusiasm, creativity, intelligence and hard work.
The college operates in harmony with its enabling statute identified in the Texas Education Code, Section 130.003, which states that the charge of each public community college shall be to provide:
• technical programs up to two years in length leading to an associate degree or certificates;
• vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled or skilled occupations;
• freshman or sophomore courses in arts and science;
• continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading;
• compensatory education programs designed to fulfill commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;
• a continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
• workforce development program designed to meet local and statewide needs;
• adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and such other purposes may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for post-secondary education in Texas.
In evaluating its mission Navarro College considers institutional research an essential element in determining how effectively it achieves the purposes stated above. In addition, the college supports academic research consistent with the primary function of the institution.
We believe in:
• providing an accepting, comfortable and safe learning environment conducive to personal growth and development;
• recruiting and cultivating a caring faculty and staff dedicated to teaching and service excellence;
• ensuring universal access to affordable higher education through both traditional and innovative delivery systems;
• encouraging students to participate actively in the learning and decision-making process; and in upholding the dignity and worth of every human being.