Kilgore College prepares students for success in life by providing educational opportunities that have high quality, great value, easy access, and community focus.
● Taking as its motto “Emphasis Excellence,” Kilgore College promotes high quality in all of its operations: teaching and learning which lead to certificates and associate degrees, administrative and educational support services, and public service.
● Kilgore College promotes great value primarily for its 20-member school district service area in Northeast Texas by providing educational opportunities at a competitive cost.
● Kilgore College promotes easy access through open-door admission, distance learning opportunities, dual credit courses, developmental education, and a comprehensive financial aid program.
● Kilgore College promotes community focus through workforce education programs and through public service endeavors including workforce and small business development, Adult Education and Literacy, continuing education, service learning, athletics and the fine arts.
The mission statement of Kilgore College is consistent with the Texas Education Code § 130.0011, which states that the mission of public junior colleges shall be two-year institutions primarily serving their local taxing districts and service areas in Texas and offering vocational, technical, and academic courses for certification or associate degrees, as well as continuing education, remedial and compensatory education consistent with open-admission policies.