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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

In October 2019, Rappahannock Community College began its process to create a new Strategic Plan for 2020-2025. The Administrative Council, a college governance committee, led this effort. A vision statement and core values were also developed and approved by the local College Board. The values, which the entire college community had input in the development of, are the basis for the goals of the Strategic Plan. These Strategic Priorities will be addressed during the next five years by each annual plan developed by the president and operational units at the College.


The RCC Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 describes the planning process and all of the documents resulting from that process.


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RCC Strategic Plan for 2020-2025

Mission and Vision


Rappahannock Community College provides inclusive access to exceptional training and educational opportunities meeting the community’s needs and preparing individuals for success as learners, employees, and citizens.



RCC transforms lives, strengthens communities, and inspires excellence.



IDEAL – Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Excellence, Access, Learning for Life.

  • Integrity – We expect honesty and model accountability.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – We value cultural and individual perspectives in our workplace, classroom, and community.
  • Excellence – We maintain high academic standards through student-centered learning, relevant curricula, and holistic support services.
  • Access – We provide convenient, affordable, and flexible educational opportunities for all.
  • Learning for Life – We educate for today and tomorrow.


Economic Impact and Value

RCC influences both the lives of its students and the regional economy by:
  • playing a key role in helping students increase their employability;
  • retaining students in the region, generating new dollars and opportunities;
  • serving regional businesses and the community;
  • contributing to increased tax revenues and public sector savings.

The Economic Impact study was conducted by Lightcast for the Virginia Community College System based on data from fiscal year 2021-2022.
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View the Executive Summary