Operating a campus on a self-supporting basis

Through continuing education. Here's an example of continuing education enterprise: running a few, select, degree programs at small campus entirely through tuition and fees. We run some programs like that here, but not an entire campus. I have to wonder if they're funding a full range of student services through that same revenue stream, or if they have help from the main campus. From Signonsandiego.com.

Tiny CSU campus growing fast
CSUSM’s Temecula campus is the only university outpost between San Marcos, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.

“This is a very underserved population,” Lingold said.

The key to the exponential growth — besides demand — is that the Temecula program’s operations are fully self-supporting. With the California State University system facing a $650 million reduction in state funding for the 2011-12 fiscal year, its 23 campuses are reducing the number of classes offered and leaving faculty positions vacant.

“The only way the university could offer classes up here was through (the department of) Extended Learning on a self-supporting basis, totally funded with the students’ tuition,” said Lingold.


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