UCLA History and Current "Intentions" for UC

We have been running some scanned photos from “California of the Southland,” a book published by the UCLA alumni in 1937.  Here we seen registration in 1936.  If you read the caption, you will note that women made up a slightly larger percent of enrollment back then.

Let’s move to enrollment nowadays.  When the legislature passes a budget, it includes various statements of “intent” about how money should be used.  UC’s budget – despite constitutional autonomy – does not escape from such quasi-directives.  Technically, UC might not use money as directed, but not doing so could affect next year’s allocation, so…

In any event, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) compiles of lists of intention.  For UC, we find: 

Item 6440-001-0001—University of California: Enrollment Funding. The Legislative Analyst, in consultation with the University of California, the California State University, and the Department of Finance, shall review the state’s current approach to enrollment funding, including a review of current funding per student and the marginal cost funding formula, and submit a report to the Legislature by January 1, 2014 with recommendations on how to fund enrollment going forward to promote access, quality, and other state higher education goals. 

You can find this statement on page 10 and the entire list of intentions at:


There are other intentions for UC in the area of capital projects at Merced and San Diego (Scripps) which you can find on pages 27-28.

One thing you can be sure of:

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