The College community adopted the following mission statement in February 1997:
Gateway Community College offers high-quality instruction and comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning. We respond to the changing academic, occupational, technological, and cultural needs of a diverse population.
To realize this mission, Gateway Community College:
Offers a broad range of credit and credit-free liberal arts and sciences, technical, and career associate degree and certificate programs and courses leading to transfer, employment, and lifelong learning;
Encourages student success and inclusion through stimulating learning opportunities, innovative teaching, support services, and co-curricular activities;
Supports economic development through partnerships with business, industry, government, and our community by providing workforce development, business development, and technology transfer;
Strengthens our community through the sponsorship of intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational events and activities;
Engages students and community members as active, responsible leaders.