Carrington College Mission Statement

Complete dedication to education

The mission of Carrington College® is to provide learning opportunities to individuals in the communities it serves through postsecondary programs of study, which include general studies and professional preparation in career-focused majors.

The college achieves its mission by:

  • Offering associate degree and certificate programs in liberal studies, healthcare, wellness, legal, business, and technical disciplines.
  • Providing a supportive, student-centered learning environment, which enables students to meet their educational and career goals and achieve positive learning outcomes.
  • Using a skills-based and outcome-based approach to education.
  • Providing excellent educational programs and services to students that meet student, employer, and community needs.

The Carrington College philosophy centers on outcome-based learning. The College’s focus on retention, career services, and job performance results in graduates who are highly qualified and motivated employees. The communities served by the College benefit from this focus on outcome-based learning and the College’s ability to adapt to its changing needs.

Carrington College faculty, administrators, and staff are committed to students developing specific vocational knowledge and skills, as well as core student learning outcomes in critical thinking, information management, and technical literacy, personal and professional development, communication skills, respect, and responsibility throughout their experience at Carrington College.

In degree programs, a broad base of general education course offerings provide students with communication, critical thinking, mathematical, and computer skills; as well as perspectives from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Carrington College encourages students to work to achieve their highest potential while attaining their career goals. The College strives for excellence and quality in everything it does and instills in its students the same aspirations.

Not just a career path, your career path

Our programs are designed to prepare you for a variety of positions in your field of study. Finding the right career is where we come in. We can help you explore opportunities to find the career that’s right for you. One that fits your strengths and that can help you reach your goals.

In the decades since our founding, we’ve forged vital relationships with hundreds of employers. Employers who understand our commitment to education, and who respect the strength of our students. So it’s no surprise that Carrington College has built a solid reputation as a source of qualified graduates.

Our Career Services department can offer you the assistance you need to evaluate your options and the guidance you deserve to apply for a position that matches your interests and expertise. These services are available to all Carrington College graduates at no charge, and include job search training, resume writing and interview preparation.

One big, happy, smart and supportive family

There’s no such thing as the typical Carrington College student. Individuals who come here are different ages, they come from different backgrounds, and have different interests. But all are committed to making a change. All are driven to moving ahead. The beauty of Carrington College is that it brings together diverse experiences and perspectives to create turbo-charged learning environments. Real-world students, say hello to real-world education.

Our faculty members, just like our students, are united by their diversity. But the one thing they all share is a love for what they do. That’s why the hands-on approach of our programs is so effective. Lab work, classroom exercises and clinical practice are the tools our instructors use to encourage dynamic interaction, as well as to make sure students get the personalized, individual attention they need.