College Next has brought the California Community Colleges and the California State University systems together to smooth the transition from high school to college and beyond.


"...a unified approach."

eloy ortiz oakley

Chancellor, California Community Colleges

The partnership represents a vital inter-segmental collaboration that will bolster the college-going culture in key regions of the state and pave the way for improved educational outcomes for students. Together, the chancellor’s offices of the California Community Colleges and the California State University are investing in a unified approach to help students prepare for and successfully transition to college.

Timothy P. White

Chancellor, The California State University

As a first-generation student, like so many in California, my undergraduate experience started at Diablo Valley College before continuing to the California State University and University of California. The new partnerships taking place in the College Next regions represent what is possible when students’ college and career goals are met with the tools to achieve them. I celebrate school districts, colleges, and universities for creating these new opportunities. This is a clear example of our transformative power when we work together for students and communities.


"...new partnerships taking place."


"...perfectly aligned…"

marty alvarado

Executive Vice Chancellor for Educational Services,
California Community Colleges

Our campuses are committed to using high school transcript data to ensure course placements that maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. As we move towards defining clearer pathways for students to achieve their post secondary goals, the first step is helping students to understand their academic and career options. The tools available to both students and educators on CaliforniaColleges.edu are perfectly aligned with these commitments. They lead students through intentional college- and career-planning activities, and they allow the most complete and timely transcript data to follow students and support the placement process.


Loren J. Blanchard

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, The California State University

The California State University is working to strengthen student success, increase graduation rates and eliminate achievement and equity gaps for all students. As part of our efforts, we are committed to the adoption of the California College Guidance Initiative throughout the state. The College Next partnerships provide tomorrow's college students with access to guidance and support as they plan, prepare and pay for college. As a result, students are better supported as they move through California's educational system and have the necessary foundation to be successful and earn a college degree.


"...students are better supported."