The university Stockton deserves

“The analysis clearly shows that Stockton and the surrounding metropolitan area are the most underserved region in California, and that there would be local, regional and statewide economic development benefits from establishing a new CSU-Stockton campus.”

— “Impact Assessment of a Proposed Public Comprehensive University: California State University Stockton,” by UOP’s Center for Business & Policy Research.

Here’s the report. CSU Stockton Impact Study_2017_4_24

If you read it, you’ll agree that any leader worth their salt around here will fight for this university.

Here’s more from Jeffrey Michael, the Executive Director, Center for Business and Policy Research at UOP

“…The LAO calculated that each region had a campus capable of handling the incremental enrollment growth expected in that region – conclusion no new campus needed.

“However, the LAO did not evaluate the equity of the current distribution of campuses and what regions are currently underserved. (His research) indicates that the “Upper Central Valley” of Stockton-Modesto and foothills to the West is woefully underserved relative to the rest of the state.

“It should also be noted that the last new CSU campus went into the well-served Central Coast region, and supposedly a leading candidate for the next, Chula Vista is in the well-served South Coast region.”

 

 

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