July 10, 2001
Summer Session Proves Popular
Nearly 4,500 students have signed up
for state-supported classes in the fledgling summer session
at California State University, Sacramento - four times as
many who enrolled in last year's first official summer offering.
Higher than expected interest led the University to add seven
sections of popular classes. The interest has also increased
hope that students will embrace a full, state-supported academic
program offered year-round.
State-supported summer session offers students inexpensive
fees, greater flexibility and an opportunity to finish their
CSUS has had summer classes in the past, but they were not
state supported, meaning students paid the full cost. The
fee for a typical unsupported class today is about $435. Students
in the University's state-supported summer session this year
pay $445 part-time (typically two classes) and $745 full-time
(typically three or more classes).
CSUS offered its first state-supported summer session in 1998
as a pilot program aimed at helping students complete their
teaching credentials faster. About 200 students signed up,
and 250 took classes in summer 1999.
Last summer, the program became an official summer session
and was expanded to include popular general education classes
and remedial classes. Enrollment was 1,140.
The large growth this year was possible because of an additional
$19.9 million the Legislature provided the CSU system to support
summer classes at fees comparable to fall and spring semesters.
Such growth, and an expansion of alternative schedules such
as evening and weekend programs, is vital as CSUS works to
maintain broad access as a large new generation reaches college
age. In just two years, the University's enrollment is up
by more than 2,000 to 25,714. Fall 2001 enrollment is expected
to exceed 27,000.
More information about summer session is available at (916)
278-8088 or email@example.com. Media assistance is available
by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
further information send E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Public Affairs (916)
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