Continuing Education Enrollments, 2002-03 to 2008-09
UC Extension is completely self-supporting and its offerings are dependent upon user demand, which varies due to many factors, including the strength of the local economy.
Each campus extension program addresses particular educational needs in its own geographic area.
A substantial economic multiplier effect is associated with regional economic impacts from extension programs and activities at every campus. A recent study of UCLA's extension programs, for example, estimated an annual contribution of $250 million to the regional economy, 70 percent of which was attributable to students' increased earning power after completing an extension program.
Decline in UC's extension enrollments since 2002-03 may be due to increasing competition from other university extension programs and the dramatic recent growth in student enrollments at for-profit universities.
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Source: UC Extension Financial Statements.
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