SF State’s College of Extended Learning renamed College of Professional and Global Education

Author: Strategic Marketing and Communications
January 3, 2023
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Based in the University’s Downtown Campus, CPaGE offers weekend, evening and online courses, online degree completion, international education and much more

San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning is now the College of Professional & Global Education (CPaGE). The name change better reflects CPaGE’s current programming and mission: to provide student-driven educational opportunities for students to enhance their careers domestically or internationally, whether in the form of a degree or certificate.

The College of Professional & Global Education has over 60 programs, including online degree completion programs. The programs are achievable for new students, returning students, individuals in the midst of their careers and those who seek deepening knowledge in areas of their choosing. Many of these programs are online or hybrid.

Located in the heart of the Financial District, CPaGE is based at San Francisco State’s Downtown Campus, offering a different experience from the SF State main campus. Surrounded by innovative companies such as Google, Salesforce and more, students in all CPaGE programs can experience this unique location when classes are on-site. 

CPaGE global programs offer international students the opportunity to live in one of the world’s most famous cities, tour the beautiful state of California and participate in fun events at SF State with their American counterparts, all while taking courses to improve academic and language skills, earn a certificate or enroll in a pathway program to degree-seeking status at SF State.

“The new name will truly reflect SF State’s commitment to providing an accessible and affordable education pathway for all non-matriculated students and the international population,” said CPaGE Dean Alex Hwu. “The old name of ‘extended learning’ is very confusing for our partners and makes students feel that the courses are of lesser quality or not part of SF State’s offerings. CPaGE is welcomed by our staff and faculty members; it highlights their dedication to student success and social upward mobility for all learners. At the same time, it will align well for our strategic planning effort for the next three to five years.”

“I have worked with Dean Hwu for many years and am very excited about this latest accomplishment,” added Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Amy Sueyoshi. “This name change will have a positive effect for all of SF State as we work to better serve our local and international communities.”

Learn more about CPaGE programs.