Vision, Mission, Purposes, and Values

Welcome to Eastern Arizona College, where our commitment to inspiring and empowering students for lifetime success is at the heart of everything we do. Guided by our vision to create a sense of community and provide world-class education, we strive to prepare individuals for the complexities of an ever-changing world. As a student-centered institution, our mission is to offer accessible, culturally enriching, and innovative educational programs. We proudly support our students with university transfer degrees, workforce-ready associate degrees, and certificates, while also providing quality support services to help them achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Through our values of accountability, inclusion, innovation, integrity, quality, and tradition, we are dedicated to fostering an environment that promotes leadership, citizenship, and lifelong learning. Join us in our endeavor to support the educational, cultural, and economic needs of our community.



Inspire and empower students for lifetime success through a sense of community and world-class education.


Eastern Arizona College is a student-centered institution that prepares individuals to thrive in a complex, ever-changing world through accessibility, cultural development, and innovative educational programs.


The College shall:

  • Provide university transfer degree programs and courses.
  • Offer associate degree and certificate programs that meet workforce needs of the local and global communities.
  • Maintain quality support services to assist students in identifying and achieving personal, educational, and career goals.
  • Support the educational, cultural, and economic needs of the community.
  • Offer activities and programs that promote general student welfare while fostering an environment in which students can develop leadership, citizenship, and character.
  • Provide innovative activities and programs that foster life-long learning.
  • Facilitate opportunities beyond traditional two-year programs through collaborative partnerships.


  • Accountability
  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Tradition