HFC Mission, Vision, and Values


Henry Ford College transforms lives and builds better futures by providing outstanding education. As a student-centered, evidence-based college, our success is measured by the success of our students. We empower learners through the development of independent, critical and creative thinking, and we foster diversity, inclusion, understanding, and acceptance to prepare learners to succeed in a global society. We anticipate and respond to the needs of our stakeholders, exceed their expectations and serve the public good.



Decades of proven success in building better futures for our students and our community demonstrate a high standard of expertise rooted in growth, aspiration, achievement, and continued drive toward the exciting path that lies ahead.


First Choice, Best Choice

For every student in our region who aspires to a successful future in a supportive, affordable, welcoming environment that is rich with diversity and opportunity.


We have a PASSION for:

  • teaching and learning;
  • exploring diverse perspectives and ideas;
  • creating a student-centered environment;
  • transforming lives through continuous learning; and
  • excellence in all that we do.

We demonstrate INTEGRITY through:

  • accountability;
  • responsible stewardship;
  • ethical conduct;
  • honest dialogue; and
  • sustainable practices.

We promote INGENUITY by:

  • being agile, flexible, and responsive;
  • rewarding discovery, creativity, and innovation;
  • collecting, evaluating, and acting on evidence;
  • thinking critically; and
  • continuously reimagining the future.

We show RESPECT for one another when we:

  • collaborate and rely on teamwork;
  • celebrate diversity and inclusiveness;
  • maintain transparent practices;
  • show compassion and empathy; and
  • are engaged and committed to our shared work.