CSUB summer economics program culminates with largest class in history

CSUB LogoCalifornia State University, Bakersfield is proud to announce that the largest class in the history of its Enterprise College completed the program today.  A total of 235 in-coming senior students from 15 schools of the Kern High School District (KHSD) participated in this year’s three-week program (June 17 – July 3), which educates students in the principles of economics and the essentials of leadership.

Enterprise College was founded in 1976, and is offered through a partnership between CSUB and KHSD. High school students entering their senior year with at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average and enrollment in at least one College Preparation or Honors course during their junior year, are eligible to apply. CSUB’s School of Business and Public Administration coordinates and offers the classes. Upon completion, students receive credit for the college course Economics 100 (5 quarter units) as well as credit for their senior-year required economics course.

“We increased our class size from 140 last year to 235 this year,” said Dr. Abbas Grammy, Professor of Economics at CSUB and Director and Instructor of Enterprise College. “I am pleased that more students are responding to the opportunity of collecting both high school and college credit. Because of the program, many students who participate choose CSUB to complete their long-term educational goals.”

Enterprise College instructors include Grammy, and Drs. Aaron Hedge, Donna Simmons, Hoseein Bidgoli, Steven Daniels and Vince Carter. In addition, Dr. Charles Wall, Emeritus Professor of Management, Bakersfield College, provided students with the valuable lessons of community involvement. The program is funded through the Young Scholars Program and the Mid State Development Corporation, which allows the student cost to be reduced from $1,000 to only $100.

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