UC to Increase Enrollment by Only a Few Hundred

The University of California system likely will only be able to add a few hundred extra students this fall, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Legislative leaders are currently debating how much money to add to the state budget to expand UC enrollment, but UC President Janet Napolitano told the Times that even if they approve a significant increase, the effect would not be felt until the class that enters college in fall 2016. "We're late in the process" to be adding students this year, she told the Times. "Realistically for this fall," UC would be able to add only 500 or 600 students.

Napolitano reached an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown last month to increase state aid to the university system in return for UC's promise to freeze in-state tuition for two years. The issue of how much to expand enrollment was left to the Legislature.


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