Our Mission

Our Mission

Consistent with the mission of The City University of New York to provide access to higher education for all who seek it, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College was established in the South Bronx to meet the higher educational needs of people from this and similar communities who historically have been excluded from higher education.

The mission of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is to offer access to higher education leading to intellectual growth and socio-economic mobility through the development of linguistic, mathematical, technological, and critical thinking proficiencies needed for lifelong learning and for success in a variety of programs including careers, liberal arts, transfer, and those professional programs leading to licensure.

The College takes pride in its historical role in educating students from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics and African Americans. An integral part of fulfilling its mission is to provide transitional language instruction for all English-as-a-Second-Language learners along with Spanish/English bilingual education offerings to foster a multicultural environment for all students. Hostos Community College, in addition to offering degree programs, is determined to be a resource to the South Bronx and other communities served by the College by providing continuing education, cultural events, and expertise for the further development of the communities it serves.


Access to Higher Education
Provide access to higher education
for all who seek it

Diversity & Multiculturalism
Ethnic - Racial - Cultural - Linguistic

English/Math Skills Development
Integral part of its mission - Transitional language
instruction for all ESL learners - Developmental
Education (as foundation for intellectual growth)

Intellectual Growth/Lifelong Learning
Linguistic - Mathematical - Technological
Critical thinking - Spanish/English bilingual
education offerings

Socio-economic Mobility
Careers - Liberal Arts - Transfer -
Professional Programs

Community Resources
Continuing education - Cultural events -
Community development and service