UCSC Review Winter 1997
Fall enrollment up; total reaches 10,215
The number of new students who entered UCSC last fall increased by more than 200 over fall 1995, and the total number of students is also up.
UCSC enrolled 3,288 new students last quarter, compared to 3,042 new students in fall 1995. A total of 10,215 students were enrolled, compared to 9,923 in 1995.
"We were very aggressive in making sure that our admitted students knew about the academic quality of UCSC and our commitment to undergraduate education," says Francisco Hernandez, vice chancellor for student affairs.
It's important for enrollment to increase next year, adds Hernandez.
A change in University of California budgeting means that UC campuses will receive $6,800 in block-grant funding for each new student they enroll, regardless of whether a student is an undergraduate or graduate student.
"In this new budget environment, it's critical for us to maintain and increase our enrollments, in order to continue to increase our capacity to offer a high-quality academic experience," says Hernandez.