July 5, 2017 California needs 1.1 million more workers with bachelor’s degrees by 2030 to keep up with economic demand, PPIC research has found. Three regions will play an especially critical role in addressing this challenge: Los Angeles County, the Inland Empire, and the San Joaquin Valley. Improving college enrollment and graduation rates in these regions could help close more than half of this projected statewide skills gap, according to a…

Sonya Christian and Lynnette Zelezny January 20, 2019 Bakersfield is home to two major institutions of higher education — Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield. Each has a rich history and tradition of serving students and meeting the needs of the Bakersfield community. Since opening its doors to 13 students in 1913, BC has grown to serve more than 33,000 students annually. And since its founding in 1965, CSUB has grown…

A national educational movement that started in 2009 is becoming more powerful and widespread each year, extending now from coast to coast. Complete College America is an initiative encouraging college students to earn their degrees as expeditiously and conscientiously as they can. In the last decade, studies have shown students who create an aggressive educational plan and follow it are more likely to graduate than those who slowly and gradually move toward graduation.…

CHSU Now Offers the First 4-Year Medical School in the Valley December 2018 California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is proud to announce that our College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) now has approval to accept applications from students for Osteopathic Medical school! “We are exceedingly proud to hold the distinction of being the first, 4-year medical school in the Valley,” exclaimed Dr. John Graneto, Dean of the CHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.…

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/25/18  Contact:Angel Ramirez, Communications Manager (559) 698-4665 or angelr@csufresno.edu Higher education leaders and legislators will convene to revisit policy and legislative action that will have a great impact on higher education at the annual CVHEC Policy and Legislative Summit (Fresno, CA – October 26, 2018) – The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) will hold its annual Higher Education Policy and Legislative Summit on Friday, October 26,…

May 6, 2018 More than 50 presidents, CEOs, college chancellors and board of trustee members representing more than 30 colleges attended the “Doing What Matters” CEO Institute at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Thursday. Hosted by College of the Canyons, the one-day symposium, which also attracted representatives from various Economic Development partnerships throughout the state, focused on what it means to lead campuses and make a positive impact…

National University Ranked Among Top Twenty Universities Nationwide Serving Primary Adult Learners November 27, 2017 2017 Washington Monthly offers the only such comprehensive ranking assessment of institutions serving the adult learner population La Jolla, Calif. – The private, nonprofit National University is among the top colleges and universities in the United States for adult learners, according to an exhaustive new report by Washington Monthly, a nonprofit magazine that is known for its annual rankings of…

Media Release Fresno, CA – A key feature of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium’s (CVHEC) Higher Education Legislative and Policy Summit is a discussion on strategy solutions to increase the Central Valley’s degree attainment rates. Higher education leaders, including all of the Central Valley Presidents and Chancellors of 25 colleges and universities from Stockton to Bakersfield, will convene in Fresno on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15…

Fresno, California – Lumina Foundation has announced the Fresno Compact in partnership with the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC) as one of 17 communities across the country designated as a Talent Hub. Fresno, among the other cities, earned this new designation by meeting rigorous standards for creating environments that attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students, many of whom are people of color, the first in their families…