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About UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies

UC San Diego serves the lifelong learner by addressing the career skills and personal development needs of individuals, organizations, and our global community. UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies offers year-round continuing and professional education to 100,000 enrollments annually, which translates to more than 30,000 students in over 4,400 courses, panels and events delivered in-person, online, and 3D-virtual reality classrooms. Certificate and degree-related programs, community partnerships, public-service lectures, and special events meet rapidly evolving academic, specialist, and personal enrichment needs. As an integral part of UC San Diego, UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies programs are developed with advisory boards and taught by working professionals who adhere to the same rigor and standard of excellence upheld by the University.    

 


UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies Facts and Figures

  • Fully self-supporting, operating year-round, with a budget of $47 million annually
  • More than 200 academic, staff, management, executive and career positions
  • Retains teaching cohort of 1,000 instructors, who are largely working professionals, and nearly 1,500 industry advisors who collaborate on cutting-edge programming ranging from foreign language to 5G technology
  • Managing the dynamic, new downtown center for UC San Diego in the heart of East Village (set to open in 2021)
  • Supports a robust online learning platform, operating 24/7 with web-casting and video-conferencing capability
  • Handles more than 100,000 enrollment transactions annually
  • Operates two award-winning academic television stations — University of California Television (UCTV) and University of California San Diego Television (UCSD-TV) dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge of faculty throughout the University of California system
  • Actively working in federal, state, local, and private research initiatives
  • Built a first-of-its-kind Income Share Agreement with San Diego Workforce Partnership dedicated to helping unemployed and underrepresented individuals break into technology careers

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Inside Division of Extended Studies

"I am a 'connector.' I am curious about people and their stories. Through my current profession at Extension, I get to apply my curiosity and connector-superpower to help others gain access to tools to go after their personal, professional, academic, and/or passion goals, globally."
-Gwendolyne Guzmán Rose, Manager, International Relations, 14 years