Higher education in the Imperial Valley has just gotten a boost in the form of the expansion of the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus. By fall 2002 those wishing to pursue a higher education will be able to attend one of two local SDSU campuses, one in Calexico and a new one in Brawley.
Thanks to the efforts of locals looking out for the needs of the Imperial Valley, coupled with the generosity of the Alamitos Land Co. and the support of the California State University system, an SDSU site will be built in Brawley. The facility will be known as the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus - Brawley.
University officials estimate that within 10 years more than 1,700 students will attend the two local SDSU campuses. All courses offered at the Calexico campus will be offered at the Brawley campus. The only difference is Calexico will focus on international business while Brawley will focus on agricultural business.