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Join us in changing the college-going culture in the Coachella Valley

Number of high school seniors in Coachella Valley

5,000+

PERCENTAGE OF COACHELLA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO CONTINUE EDUCATION PAST HIGH SCHOOL

60%

Number of colleges in Coachella Valley

10



Time it takes an average student to complete college degree

4 to 6 years

NUMBER OF KINDERGARTNERS IN COACHELLA VALLEY

5,600+

Celebrating 5 years of the Regional College Fair

Next? Think Big Regional College Fair is celebrating its 5th year in providing information access to higher education for our Coachella Valley students from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs to Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage and Indio, Coachella, Thermal and Mecca and every place in between. While we will celebrate your future successes virtually this year, we look forward to the time we can all be together again. Take a look at our photo gallery to see how much fun we’ve had through the years.

I’m going to college!


Welcome to our Virtual College Fair portal. Please explore this site for your future college and career plans. Next? Think Big is a collaborative effort among many organizations and educational partners to create opportunities for access to higher education for our Coachella Valley students. This website shares information on exploring college and career options, financial aid, and preparing for college. The site was built as a tool for students, parents, teachers and counselors. We hope you enjoy your journey of creating and planning for your future. What’s Next? Think Big!

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