Mission Statement

Colby-Sawyer College is a private, independent college offering undergraduate and graduate educational programs based in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to prepare students for their professions and lives of ongoing learning. Faculty, staff, and students strive for excellence in the college’s engaged teaching and learning community to foster students’ academic, intellectual, and personal growth. The college prepares students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon, a dynamic, diverse, and interdependent world. Colby-Sawyer College was founded as an academy in 1837 and has been engaged in higher education since 1928. (Adopted by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 16, 2015)

Vision Statement

As we look ahead to Colby-Sawyer’s next decade and beyond, we strive to become an
institution known for the following characteristics:

  • An institution that is financially sustainable
  • A first-choice college for prospective students
  • An employer-of-choice for faculty and staff
  • A community that reflects and respects diversity of all types
  • A curriculum that offers innovative pedagogy
  • A leader in sustainability
  • Graduates who make meaningful contributions to their professions and communities.