UCSB shutters Ventura Center for Off-Campus studies
The University of California, Santa Barbara, plans to close its Ventura Center for Off-Campus Studies, according to a release from the university.
Campus officials said financial considerations drove the decision because UCSB cut $45 million from its budget this year after reductions in state support for the UC system.
Many of the 65 students at the Ventura program are working adults and who have taken classes at a community college before transferring to pursue a four-year degree through UCSB, the university said. Campus officials say they will work to assist those who want to finish their degrees.