Independent Minds, Working Together

Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The College of Wooster is a community of independent minds, working together to prepare students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community. We engage motivated students in a rigorous and dynamic liberal education. Mentored by a faculty nationally recognized for excellence in teaching, Wooster graduates are creative and independent thinkers with exceptional abilities to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight.

Core Values

These are the values that govern our shared pursuits, the ideas that we hold true.

  • Education in the Liberal Arts Tradition
  • A Focus on Research and Collaboration
  • A Community of Learners
  • Independence of Thought
  • Social and Intellectual Responsibility
  • Diversity and Inclusivity

Read more about each of these core values.

Graduate Qualities

By putting those values into action, the College helps students develop a very specific set of personal and intellectual capacities by the time they graduate. Read more about these graduate qualities.

Vision Statement

Our collective endeavor is to prosper as a distinguished independent liberal arts college, to thrive as a vigorous intellectual community, and to create a reputation that reflects our achievements. We seek to be leaders in liberal learning, building on our tradition of graduating independent thinkers who are well prepared to seek solutions to significant problems, to create and communicate new knowledge and insight, and to make significant contributions to our complex and interdependent world.