“Education is the hope of the world.”

SUNY Cobleskill has never been “just another school.”

Rather, our students are encouraged and inspired, day in and day out, to see themselves as part of a world in need of responsible growth, sustainable co-existence with nature, and carefully managed renewal.

As a result, students here learn by doing, while becoming intimately familiar with the opportunities for imagination and creativity that exist in agriculture, technology, the humanities and beyond.

And when they graduate, SUNY Cobleskill students step into a future for which they have been eminently well prepared. Not just educated, but experienced. Not just versed in theory, but adept in practice.

It is a future alight with possibilities – a future now theirs to design.

To Grow By constantly expanding their knowledge and their capabilities, our students are poised to help nourish and invigorate the world. To Sustain Real progress cannot continue unless what is achieved is also sustained. That is the long view. That is our view. To Renew Our students so often spark fresh thinking, those who follow inherit new ideas upon which to build their own bold legacies.

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Vision As the premier educational institution of agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain and to renew the world and its citizens.

We continue to be guided by our founding vision:
“Education is the hope of the world…If our young men and women are to grow quality in their lives they must learn to direct their own thinking, their own wanting, and their own doing.” (1921 College Catalogue)
Mission SUNY Cobleskill sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. We cultivate our students to positively affect the cultural, economic, natural and technological forces in their lives.

In pursuit of our mission we strive to honor our history, teach by doing, forge pathways for success, think globally and across disciplines, cultivate sustainability, embrace and support our community, and promote personal growth.
Values SUNY Cobleskill is a campus community characterized by empathy, inclusivity, respect, personal growth, integrity, and a collaborative spirit fostering well-being and sustainable practices. We recognize and celebrate student, faculty and staff achievements. We take pride in our campus and encourage collaboration with our surrounding communities.

Charting the Course

Our goal is to sustain a thriving and effective college through:

Fulfilling our Vision – The framework and the message

Honoring our Mission – Removing limitations

Living our Values – From many, one

Achieving Operational Excellence – A healthy, thriving workplace

Strengthening Vibrant Community Partnerships – Ever broader bridges

These are the initiatives that we have formulated, and to which we have committed ourselves and this unique college – the lines on the map that will guide us to our goal.

  • Determining and implementing a contemporary institutional structure for forward-thinking presentation of ourselves to internal and external audiences
  • Developing an institution-wide branding campaign and narrative that reflects the vision, mission and values
  • Maximizing learner access, progression and success
  • Creating greater opportunities for diversity, inclusion, belonging and community – to be “One Coby”
  • Achieving fiscal and operational sustainability
  • Being a great place to work
  • Fostering effective partnerships that will have an impact on economic and human capacity within and beyond our local community
  • Creating global citizens