Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is an urban public institution that offers associate degree programs in an environment that nurtures student success. Based on extensive research, Guttman Community College integrates excellence in teaching, proactive and responsive student supports, and external partnerships. Our primary objective is to increase the number of students, especially those not effectively served in higher education, who persist in their study programs and attain a degree in a timely manner. We offer a clearly defined educational pathway, including an integrated first-year curriculum that is inquiry-based and majors that prepare students for careers and baccalaureate study. Guttman programs are academically rigorous, multidisciplinary, and experientially based.
Community is at the center of Guttman Community College’s mission, and students are at the center of the College. Guttman fosters an environment of cooperation and collaboration, where students, faculty, and staff respect and appreciate each other’s perspectives, commonalities, differences, and contributions. Students address compelling urban issues and move into the wider community through experiential learning and internships. Graduates will have the intellectual tools and confidence to be engaged citizens and responsible leaders.
College is a time and a place and an idea—an opportunity to cultivate the knowledge and experience required to meet intellectual, creative, and professional goals. Guttman Community College supports students in developing the capacity to interpret and evaluate ideas they encounter both in and out of the classroom and make informed judgments. Students will learn to express their ideas effectively and know that their voices are valued. They will graduate with a greater sense of responsibility for their academic success and personal growth, prepared to pursue additional studies, careers, and lifelong learning.