Statement of Vision, Mission and Values


Palo Verde College will be known for excellence–educationally, socially, economically and culturally.


Palo Verde College is a California community college that supports an exemplary learning environment with high quality educational programs and services. The College promotes student success and lifelong learning for a diverse community of learners.



Palo Verde College is committed to excellence. The College expects quality instruction and services, and applauds the achievement of its students, faculty and staff.


Palo Verde College facilitates lifelong learning and encourages scholastic achievement. The College believes that knowledge, understanding, and their application are keys to a better future.

Integrity and Ethics

Palo Verde College maintains the highest standards of ethics and integrity. The College consistently demands respect, honesty and fairness in its educational programs, professional interactions and community relations.


Palo Verde College celebrates diversity in its students, in its faculty and staff, and in its community. Diversity enriches us all and strengthens our community.


Palo Verde College supports and encourages creativity and innovation.

Civic Responsibility

Palo Verde College supports the continuous development of civic responsibility.