A Regional Approach for Student Success

We know that most students study and work in the region they call home and that their economic success is increasingly dependent on earning a college certificate or degree. The College Next partnership brings K-12 districts together with community colleges and California State University (CSU) campuses throughout a region to smooth the pathway from high school to college and career. By creating a pipeline through which data follows students as they move from K-12 to post secondary, and by helping students develop and launch a plan for life after high school, College Next empowers students with options for their future.

Counties included in the  College Next  campaign.

Counties included in the College Next campaign.


K-12 Partners

Unifying many secondary and post secondary educational institutions and programs requires robust collaboration among many different stakeholders. College Next is dependent upon the partnerships listed below that are integral to the program’s success.


The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 114 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy.


The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California have access to a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for post secondary education and training.



The California State University is made up of 23 campuses across the state that educate 481,000 students every year. With its commitment to quality, opportunity and student success, the CSU is the largest and most diverse public four-year university system in the nation.