The Laredo College 2018-2023 strategic plan, represents a culmination of broad-based discussions with all key stakeholders as well as a comprehensive review of key data elements. The goals and strategies outlined in the following pages present a comprehensive focus on students, partnerships, innovation, and transformation to guide Laredo College over the next five years.



Laredo College is a learner-centered institution transforming students’ lives through educational programs and services to fulfill the dynamic needs of its local, regional, national, and global community.



Laredo College aspires to cultivate a learning, teaching, and working environment that facilitates student success and promotes institutional excellence.


Core Values

Learner Centered: It’s all about students!

           Realization of educational and professional goals.

Learning Connections: It’s all about partnerships!

     Collaboration with all stakeholders.      

Leadership & Change: It’s all about innovation!

           Empowerment for our students, faculty, and staff.

Life Changing: It’s all about transformation!

      Excellence & Innovation that responds to student and community needs.                


Institutional Goals

Goal 1: Student Success

Ensure students have adequate access and support for the achievement, completion and success of their educational goals.

Goal 2: College of the 21st Century

Design and implement collaborative pathways to enhance student learning through innovative teaching and services.

Goal 3: Institutional Positioning

Optimize institutional positioning in response to community needs and uphold excellence in all programs and services.

Goal 4: Resource

Secure and retain appropriate financial, physical, and human resources to ensure continued and effective college operations and growth.


Equal Opportunity Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.