Paroramic view of the HCC campus

Mission,Vision & Values


Hopkinsville Community College is an inclusive, student-centered educational institution that provides accessible, innovative, and comprehensive learning opportunities within a supportive community that encourages academic excellence. The college sustains strong educational, community, military, agricultural, and economic partnerships to improve quality of life in the southern Pennyrile region and Fort Campbell.

Hopkinsville Community College promotes excellence in teaching and learning by offering:

  • Degree, diploma, and certificate programs and courses that enable students to:
    • transfer to four-year institutions, and
    • acquire the knowledge and skills for new or continued employment;
  • Developmental, academic and support services that promote student success;
  • Customized business and industry training;
  • Continuing education and community outreach; and
  • Adult education

Last approved by the KCTCS Board of Regents
December 2015


The Commonwealth’s premier community college, strengthening community and challenging students to maximize their potential.


  • Open access balanced with excellence
  • Student success
  • Education and lifelong learning
  • Stewardship of human, fiscal, capital and environmental resources
  • Integrity
  • Community engagement
  • Leadership
  • Personal responsibility
  • Continuous improvement and responsiveness to change
  • Inclusion and multiculturalism
  • Partnership with the military community

Hopkinsville Community College is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and is a public two-year degree granting institution.

Hopkinsville Community College is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Hopkinsville Community College.

Note: The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.