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, SDSU-IV 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.
Offers majors in English, mathematics, history, liberal studies, psychology, Latin
American studies, social science and Spanish and Sciences.
Courses and assignments are designed following the idea that the quality of teaching
and learning are enhanced when educators, students and parents work together to ensure
exemplary practices, student achievement, and active involvement.
Programs stress both academic and practical experiences that prepare students for
successful and productive careers in a variety of professional fields including Business
Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Public Administration.