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Praise from our students takes us to our happy place—the East Bay.

Best of Oakland 2018

We are proud to announce that we’ve been named “Best Continuing Education for 2018” in an Oakland Magazine reader's poll. An East Bay institution since 1891, UC Berkeley Extension now helps tens of thousands of students achieve their continuing education goals in Berkeley, San Francisco, Belmont and online.


Reflecting on the award, Dean Diana Wu most appreciates that the recognition comes from the local community. "It's particularly gratifying to receive this honor from our neighbors and friends. We strive to serve Berkeley and the East Bay. That local focus has been part of Extension's mission statement for more than 100 years."

As the continuing and professional education division of UC Berkeley, our academic programs reflect the strengths of our main campus, which means that you’ll receive Berkeley-quality education without having to apply for formal admission to the University.

Our instructors bring years of field experience to the classroom, providing valuable insights into how they tackled challenges and built their careers. Our instructors not only love to teach, but love to teach their subjects. Berkeley campus faculty and advisory boards comprising professionals review our courses and instructors, ensuring high academic standards and content that is in demand from employers.

Taking courses here means that you become part of a robust learning and professional community. Network with your classmates and your instructors. Attend a public event centered on a thought-provoking subject or career advancement. Your experience with us will be educational, inspiring and lifelong.

Thank you for trusting us with your professional and continuing education needs. We are proud of this honor and of every student who strives to achieve their educational and professional goals.