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SDSU's Imperial Valley Campus
Founded in 1959 on the original site of the first Calexico High School, SDSU-IV offers 12 bachelor’s and five master’s degrees, including a nationally-acclaimed teacher education program. With fewer than a thousand students, the IV Campus provides a uniquely intimate educational experience. Due to our proximity to the Mexican border, our campus serves a diverse student body comprised largely of groups that are historically under-represented in higher education. Given our regional focus, responsive curriculum and community engagement, the IV Campus has become a powerful engine of economic growth for the region. The 2012-13 academic year saw the first class of 102 freshmen entering SDSU-IV through the Imperial Valley University Partnership, an innovative educational initiative undertaken by SDSU-IV, Imperial Valley College, and the Imperial County Office of Education that offers Imperial Valley students accessible, affordable, high quality education with a clear path to a Bachelor’s degree in four years.
As the Imperial Valley’s population increases, the region’s educational system must keep stride. SDSU’s Imperial Valley campus, a four-year, public university, provides an educated workforce in support of both the public and private sectors of our county. Our intent is to address the expanding needs of the Imperial Valley, such as sustainable energy, while simultaneously creating a culture which embraces higher education and the opportunities it affords.