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Our Mission

Cornell College offers an innovative and rigorous learning community where faculty and staff collaborate with students to develop the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and moral courage necessary for a lifetime of learning and engaged citizenship.

Our Core Values

A liberal education that celebrates discovery and embraces the integration and application of knowledge.

Intellectual, moral, and personal growth.

Civic and social responsibility.

The dignity and worth of each individual in a diverse community

The Liberal Arts

As a liberal arts college, Cornell prepares students holistically, training them to think critically and to always be lifelong learners. Cornellians are prepared to take on the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow, even the careers and industries we can't even begin to imagine right now. A liberal arts education fosters adaptability, creativity, and innovation while building up essential skills that transcend across careers: strong communication and ethics as well as an appreciation for diversity and personal well-being.