The San Bernardino Community College District was established by an election held
on March 26, 1926. At the time, it was known as the San Bernardino Valley Union Junior
College District, and it was the first union district formed in the state.
San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) was the first college opened by the District and the first class offerings at the current SBVC campus site were in the 1927-28 academic year. The College enrolled nearly 300 students for the fall 1927 semester with fifty-four course offerings.
In 1967, the District office began the development of a new campus in Yucaipa following a special election. Crafton Hills College (CHC) opened in 1971, serving the East Valley. The College is sited on 523 acres of land donated by Ruben and Lester Finkelstein and primarily serves communities in eastern San Bernardino County. The College offers more than thirty-eight majors in the liberal arts, sciences, vocational, and technical studies.
Currently, the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) serves 27,000 students through Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College. The SBBCCD provides 200 plus academic and career education programs. Annually, the SBCCD’s economic impact is over $621 million. For nearly 100 years, we have provided access to affordable, award-winning higher education and career training programs for the residents of:
- Big Bear
- Grand Terrace
- Loma Linda
- San Bernardino
- and beyond!
We educate the health care professionals that serve our medical needs, veterans who have served our country, police and firefighters who keep us safe, and skilled workers who fuel our economy.
Our public mission goes beyond our campuses. We are home to the EMPIRE | KVCR 91.9 FM and TV 24, the primary PBS television and NPR radio affiliate station for Inland Southern California. Created as a shared vision with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, in 2011 we launched FNX | First Nations Experience, the first and only national broadcast television network exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous programming.