Cornell College Mission Statement
Cornell College, founded in 1853 in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a nationally recognized residential liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At a Time curriculum.
Cornell College offers an innovative and rigorous learning community where faculty and staff collaborate with students to develop the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and moral courage necessary for a lifetime of learning and engaged citizenship.
- A liberal education that celebrates discovery and embraces the integration and application of knowledge
- Intellectual, moral and personal growth
- Civic and social responsibility
- The dignity and worth of each individual in a diverse community
Approved by the Board of Trustees, May, 2012