UC seeks more graduate students

Daily Planet wire services
Saturday November 18, 2000

The University of California has announced it will add a total of 11,000 graduate students to its 10-campus system in an effort to grow the California economy. 

The university plans to add the thousands of students over the next decade and says they will help meet the state's work force needs. 

Senior Vice President C. Judson King said, “As a hightechnology state and innovation leader, California willrely on highly educated workers to provide acompetitive advantage in the global marketplace.” To attract and retain students, the university will increase funding to dedicated research and teaching assistants, increase fee waivers for assistants, and examine other opportunities to augment graduate student financial support. 

Officials say UC graduate enrollment has been “virtually level for decades,” compared with undergraduate enrollment that has doubled during the past 30 years.