San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus' new $2.1 million grant will not only bring new courses to the campus but ultimately will create a more prosperous Valley.
Additional courses in speech communication, English as a second language, mathematics, writing and science give many Valley residents an opportunity for an education. More Valley residents coming out of the SDSU-IV campus will produce a better educated society, a society in which graduates from SDSU-IV can bring their skills back into the community.
SDSU-IV campus' limitations on scheduling and course allotment have forced some students to travel to the San Diego campus for some classes or simply go to universities elsewhere. There also have been limited opportunities for students at the campus because of the rotating schedule of some required classes. If a class is offered only one semester every other year, the only two choices for some students are to extend graduation to a later date or take the class at the San Diego campus. Cutting into such hours of travel may entice some people in the Valley who prefer not to drive long distances to pursue higher education.