2-year Colleges and their Missions

2-year colleges chosen from Peterson's catalog [mission statement available].
  Type of College Mission Statement Keywords  
2-year College Name (Public/Private) (Open-access, hands-on, etc.) Additional Comments
Allentown Business School Private Hands-on  
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Private   Single purpose to train actors.
Arizona Western College Public Open-access  
Art Institute of Dallas Private   "worth and potential of each student..."
Art Intstitute of Fort Lauderdale Private    
Art Institute of Houston Private    
Art Institute of Philadelphia Private   "teaching the skills employers look for..."
Atlantic Cape Community College Public   "to train workers...in casino industry..."
Baltimore International College Private   "knowledge and ability...in hospitality industry..."
Bauder College Private    
Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology Private   Career preparation (10% go to 4-year college).
Berkeley College Private   Business school.
Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts Private Hands-on  
Briarwood College Private    
Central Pennsylvania Business School Private Career-oriented  
Centralia College Public Open-learning  
College of St. Catherine-Minneapolis Private   Careers in health care.
Colorado Community College & Occ. Ed. System Public    
Colorado Mountain College Public    
Community College of Allegheny County Public    
Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago Private   "needs of food service industry..."
Dean College Private   Transfer to 4-year institutions.
DeVry Institute Private Career-oriented  
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Private    
Finger Lakes Community College Public Open-access, student-centered  
Fisher College Private    
Franklin Institute of Boston Private Hands-on  
Green River Community College Public   Vision is: "every student discovers success."
Harcum College Private   Higher learning for women.
Hesser College Private   Can go on to baccalaureate.
Holy Cross College Private    
Indiana Business College Private Career-oriented  
International College of Hospitality Management Private   Prepare for hospitality services career.
International Fine Arts College Private    
Lincoln College Private   Prepare for 4-year college.
Lincoln College at Normal Private   Prepare for 4-year college.
Maccormac College Private Career-oriented  
Manor Junior College Private Self-actualization  
Maria College Private   Prepare for career in health industry.
Massachusetts Communications College Private Hands-on  
McIntosh College Private Career-oriented Business oriented career preparation.
Miami-Dade Community College Public Learner-centered  
Middlesex County College Public    
Mitchell College Private    
Monroe College Private   Can go on to baccalaureate.
Morrison Institute of Technology Private Open admissions  
Mount Ida College Private   Can go on to baccalaureate.
New Hampshire Technical Institute Public    
New Mexico Military Institute Private    
New York College for Wholistic Health Education Private    
Newbury College Private Hands-on  
Northwestern Business College Private Career-oriented "Empower students to realize their full potential."
Paul Smith's College Private Learning by doing  
Pennsylvania College of Technology Private Hands-on  
Pima Community College Public    
Potomac State College of West Virginia University Public   Can go on to baccalaureate.
Restaurant School Private Hands-on  
Sage Junior College of Albany Private   "Solid liberal arts education."
Santa Monica College Public Individual interaction "Community-based foundation."
Spartanburg Methodist College Private Values-oriented  
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology Public    
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Public    
SUNY College of Technology at Canton Public    
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Public Hands-on  
Valley Forge Military College Private    
Vermont Technical College Private Open door  
Wayne County Community College Public Open door  
White Pines College (now Chester College - a 4-yr institution) Private    


Last Updated on 2/20/04
By Harold A. Geller
Email: hgeller@gmu.edu