The presidents of Sacramento State University and Sierra College – a CSU campus and a community college, respectively – signed a presidential agreement and letter of intent to create Sacramento State Placer, a satellite campus that will serve as a shared learning space for the two schools. “We are building a ‘communiversity’ model here of concurrent enrollment that will be a game changer for educational attainment in this region,” Sac State President Luke Wood said.

“Ultimately our goal isn’t to just enroll students,” Wood said, “but it’s to graduate students with the ability to create better lives for themselves and their families.”

Sacramento State Placer will be built on 301 acres donated by a local philanthropist and businessman as part of a larger 2,213-acre master-planned community. The four-phase development process is planned to ultimately serve 12,000 full-time equivalent students.

The campus will serve as a co-location site for Sac State and Sierra College with dual admission, concurrent enrollment and shared financial aid, as well as combined counseling and other support services. Read more about it here.