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CSU Officials Dealing With Record Enrollment

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As the Cal State university system grapples with record enrollment, its governing board took steps today to expand campus access and streamline the path to a bachelor´s degree.

Trustees of the nation´s largest public university system considered a resolution that would require Cal State´s 23 campuses to expand summer terms, schedule off-peak classes and develop satellite campuses. The trustees are expected to adopt the resolution at its next board meeting in May.

Enrollment has reached a record of nearly 407,000 students. C.S.U. officials have estimated enrollment could grow by another 100,000 students a year by 2011. Currently, the San Diego and Long Beach campuses are at capacity. A handful of others are nearing capacity or have overcrowded degree programs.