Mission Statement and Goals
As one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York, BMCC shares CUNY's mission
to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population.
In addition, Borough of Manhattan Community College is dedicated to providing general, liberal
arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations
of students of all ages.
The College is committed to offering quality education in pluralistic urban environment, to fostering
excellence in teaching, to facilitate the enhancement of learning, and to sustaining full access to higher
education for those who seek fulfillment of personal, career or socioeconomic goals. BMCC is also committed
to providing collaborative programs and services responsive to the educational, cultural and recreational
needs of the community.
Consistent with its stated mission, the College supports the following goals:
- To provide higher education to a diverse
urban constituency in support of CUNY's
policy of open admissions.
- To provide a collegiate environment conducive
to the advancement and reinforcement
of teaching and learning.
- To provide all students with a level of proficiency
in basic skills to assure their readiness
for, and likely success in, college and the
- To enable and encourage students to make
sensible and informed choices in setting their
academic, career and personal goals.
- To provide for all students a general education
that fosters personal development,
intellectual curiosity and critical thinking to
enhance informed and effective participation in society.
- To promote multicultural awareness and understanding
in our college community and respect
for pluralism and diversity in our society.
- To prepare liberal arts and career students
for transfer to four-year colleges.
- To prepare students in career programs for
employment and career mobility.
- To encourage lifelong learning independent of
- To enhance cultural, recreational and social
life of the community.
- To maintain a governance structure that facilitates
the participation of faculty, administrators,
and students in the life of the College and
encourages contributions and involvement by
alumni and advisory groups.