For 2009-2010, Extended Education processed 257,746 registrations and served 17,665 annual full-time equivalent students.
California State University Extended and Continuing Education brings education and training opportunities to people in local communities throughout the state-and around the world. Through its 23 campus-based self-support units, Extended and Continuing Education enables individuals, corporations, and public agencies to benefit from the CSU's vast educational resources through such opportunities as degree programs, certificates, non-credit courses, and custom-designed workforce development programs. Each year Extended and Continuing Education serves over 300,000 individuals in its wide array of offerings.
Extended and Continuing Education units on each CSU campus operate on a self-support basis, without General Fund (State) allocations. As such, they are market-driven, responding rapidly to the changing needs and demands of the diverse continuing education marketplace in California and beyond. They conduct market surveys and create marketing strategies and programs to address and meet workforce needs, frequently bringing together diverse disciplines to create innovative programs.
Extended and Continuing Education is vital to the CSU as its "rapid-response team," meeting the education and training needs of individuals and groups that might not otherwise be served by the CSU. Whether providing leading edge learning opportunities to address emerging job markets, meeting the needs of local economies, or creating programs for public and community entities, Extended and Continuing Education can quickly design, develop, and deliver high quality education and training. CSU Extended and Continuing Education directly and indirectly contributes to California's economy and improves the quality of life for individuals and groups throughout the state and around the world.