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Report 03-7: Commission Review of a Proposal by California State University Bakersfield to Establish the CSUB Antelope Valley Educational Center

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

April 2003

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This report reviews a proposal by the California State University Board of Trustees and California State University, Bakersfield, to establish a permanent Stated-approved education center in Antelope Valley. The proposed center would be named the CSU Bakersfield Antelope Valley Education Center, and it would serve the growing populations of northern Los Angeles County and unincorporated areas of south-central Kern County. California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), has operated an off-campus center in the Antelope Valley since the late 1980s.

In 1996, the center moved to leased quarters situated on the Antelope Valley community college campus, where enrollment growth has been phenomenal. As of academic year 2001-02, more than 800 students were enrolled in upper-division courses and education credential programs at the center. The 544 Full-time Equivalent Student (FTES) enrollment now exceeds the 500 FTES minimum enrollment threshold required for State-approved center status. State University planners anticipate that FTES enrollments will increase by about 52 percent between academic year 2001 and year 2012, or by 417 additional FTE students. By achieving State-approved status, the center would become eligible to compete for State capital outlay and support budget funding.

Related Topics: Facilities Review

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