The Kennedy-King College philosophy, derived from the philosophy of the City Colleges of Chicago as defined by the Illinois Master Plan for Higher Education and the Illinois Public Community College Act, is to accept all eligible students and to provide them with an education appropriate to their needs, that will allow them to achieve the kind of economic, cultural, and social life they desire.
Kennedy-King College is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, accessible education and training opportunities that respond to changing community needs and that enables individuals to reach their full potential and successfully compete in the global marketplace. To this end, the College adopted the following purposes:
Offer quality curricula that prepares students to successfully compete in the workforce or to achieve higher education goals. Provide a comprehensive general education program in the liberal arts and sciences.
Provide an educational delivery system that upgrades skill levels, enhances employability, and responds to changing needs of the local, regional and national labor markets. Provide adult programs for basic educational attainment, English language proficiency, and lifelong learning throughout the community.
Provide a comprehensive, systematic, student support system that enhances students' opportunities for successful matriculation.
Ensure that students who complete programs are academically, socially and vocationally competent individuals.