UC leaders present plan to enroll thousands more California students
Against the backdrop of record-breaking student applications, UC leaders have presented a plan to increase enrollment by 23,000 students over the next eight years, for a total of 33,000 more students by 2030. This increase would be the equivalent of adding another campus to the 10-campus system.
The 2030 Capacity Plan (PDF) lays out a path to achieve this significant level of growth in an organic, responsible way that considers the needs of campuses and their surrounding communities. The plan relies on a mix of strategies that support the dual goals of increasing access to a UC education for more Californians and supporting students as they earn a UC degree.
“The University has a responsibility to train the next generation of doctors and nurses, judges and lawyers, business leaders, elected officials, researchers, and faculty — ones that reflect California,” President Drake wrote in a letter included in a report on the plan. “We recognize the demand for a UC education is great.”