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Vision & Mission

Statement of Values

Holding true to its vision and working continuously on mission, Gulf Coast State College affirms these values as essential to all the College is and does:

  • Boldness of vision
  • Responsiveness to the community
  • Culture of honesty and trust
  • Open expression of ideas
  • Diversity of thought and culture
  • Flexibility and agility
  • Ease of access and affordability
  • Outstanding teaching and service
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Purposeful work


Gulf Coast State College will deliver life-changing learning opportunities and will join as a full partner in dynamic cultural and economic development of the region.


Gulf Coast State College holds students and community of central importance. The College provides many opportunities for learning and offers a range of programs and services to help students become well-educated, productive citizens. The College is equally dedicated to collaborating with the community to help create or improve economic well-being and to offer the space of the College for social dialog, events of art and culture and other moments that enhance our quality of life.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.