Mission Statement, Core Values, and Vision Statement

Mission Statement 

Texas College is a Historically Black College founded in 1894, by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, now the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME). Our mission continues to embody the principles of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The College shall prepare students with competencies in critical and creative thinking related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in areas of study. Additionally, the College shall provide an environment to inspire intellectual, spiritual, ethical, moral, and social development, which empowers graduates to engage in life-long learning, leadership, and service.

(Restated October 26, 2023)

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Core Values

The Mission Statement of the College is delivered through operationalizing the support of the institution’s Core Values. The Core Values are the guiding principles that are foundational in the holistic development of the teaching-learning process. The Core Values are defined as:

Academic Excellence

Developing a culture of curiosity and creativity that will challenge the frontiers of teaching/learning; stimulate research; raise the level of analytical reasoning and inquiry; and enable students to acquire leadership, human relations, communication and technology skills.


Instilling the pursuit of character, honesty and sincerity of purpose as the moral rubrics upon which the behaviors of graduates and the College family are anchored.


Implanting diligence, enterprise and pride in the application of skills, knowledge and abilities developed during the course of study at Texas College.

Social Responsibility

Promoting in the College community a conscious awareness that we are all stewards of the resources entrusted to our care.


Emphasizing openness to divergent points of view, applying an eclectic approach to rational and analytical thinking.

Community Service

Encouraging self-extension in service to others as the heart and soul of our educational enterprise.

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Vision Statement

Texas College - a creative, culturally diverse, inclusive environment, preparing students who aspire to be purpose-driven, financially secure and marketable leaders.

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