CollegeNext is a project of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC), a non-profit incorporated partnership of 27 accredited public and private colleges and universities, and community college districts. CVHEC is funded by the California Education Policy Fund and the Department of Labor. Since 2000, CVHEC has been dedicated to making a positive impact on the educational achievements of the 10-county region from Stockton to Bakersfield that it serves.
We unite to increase higher education participation and success in the Central Valley.
1.Building and nurturing a college going culture in which a higher percentage of our Valley residents obtain associates and bachelor’s degrees. 2.Enhancing cooperation between two-year and four year institutions to increase the student transfer rate. 3.Establishing an effective policy voice and advocacy for higher education in the Central Valley. 4.Encourage Valley higher education institutions to provide programs meeting the workforce preparation needs of Valley employers. Supporting the effectiveness of our member institutions through appropriate collaborative initiatives including professional development and data collection and analysis.