Cal Banking on Golden Summer Enrollment

Thursday, May 27, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM PDT
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Cal Banking on Golden Summer Enrollment

Thousands of records were compromised at UC Berkeley.

The University of California Berkeley is banking on increased summer enrollment to raise some extra cash for its academic departments.

Summer classes started this week with 14,000 students -- about 1,000 more than last year.

Some of the earnings from summer courses go directly to academic departments. That means that departments can get extra money for basic expenses. During the fall and spring terms, earnings go into central campus accounts.

More students on campus in the summer also fills residence halls and brings business to nearby restaurants and shops.

Other UC campuses are also boosting enrollment for the summer. UC Merced, for example, expects double or triple its enrollment this summer.

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