Mission, Vision & Values
Ridgewater provides quality educational opportunities for diverse student learners in an inclusive, supportive, and accessible environment.
Ridgewater will be a dynamic educational leader exemplifying innovation and excellence within a student-centered learning environment.
Ridgewater values a learning environment that:
- Focuses on student needs and student success
- Equips students to think critically and creatively, solve problems, and adapt to a rapidly changing world
- Embraces diversity of thought, supports diversity of individual background, and affirms the worth and dignity of each individual
- Focuses on continuous improvement by establishing success indicators, measuring against those indicators, and using the results to make strategic decisions
- Promotes ethical and honest behavior and accountability at institutional and individual levels
- Demonstrates and reinforces the value of lifelong learning
- Reaches beyond the College’s walls to the community, the region, and the world.