Central Valley Promise

  • State: California
  • Coverage: Central Valley
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2018
  • Funding Source: public-private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: one semester

School(s): Reedly College, West Hills College Coalinga, Fresno City College

The Central Valley Promise allows students in give central San Joaquin Valley school districts to attend one semester of community college for free and later be guaranteed a spot at Fresno State University. There are currently three pathways as part of the program: the East Side Pathway, which allows Kings Canyon Unified and Sanger Unified students free access to Reedley College; the West Side Pathway, which allows Mendota Unified and Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified students free access to West Hills College Coalinga; and the Urban Pathway, which allows Fresno Unified students free access to Fresno City College.

Program Links

  • Address:
    1525 East Weldon Avenue
  • Fresno, CA 93704
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (559) 244-5900

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POLICY BRIEF: How Harper College Established Its Promise


California College Promise Project – The College Promise Guidebook for California and Beyond


POLICY BRIEF: What Can States Learn from Local College Promise Programs?


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