Mission and Vision

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Who we are, what we value

Our Mission

Marymount California University is a Catholic institution that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds into a quality, values-based education. We foster a student-centered approach to learning that promotes the development of the whole person. Inspired by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, we challenge our students to pursue lives of leadership and service.

Our Vision

Marymount California University empowers its students through an educational program that develops principled thinkers in the Catholic liberal arts tradition. We promote an open and welcoming campus that builds skills for lifelong learning. We assist students to reach their goals in higher education. We strive to graduate students who embody the virtues of integrity, respect for human dignity and commitment to justice.

Our Core Values


Rooted in the Catholic intellectual and faith tradition, we educate and challenge students to think critically and to grow spiritually.


We welcome freedom of inquiry and diversity of experience within a community of educators and learners who seek truth, moral wisdom and global understanding.


We strive for academic and professional excellence in an educational experience that builds character and values the whole person.


We encourage our students to seek a more just world and to lead lives of compassionate service to others.