This descriptive study was designed to assess the educational impact of the regional centers on the research, teaching and extension functions of the Colegio de Postgraduados of Mexico. Data were collected by hand-delivered questionnaires and analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance and Pearson's correlation. According to the findings, campus faculty and students participated infrequently in the regional centers. Campus faculty perceived that they did not improve their professional competencies very much as a result of their activities in the regional centers, but regional center faculty felt strongly that they gained knowledge about the regions and practical experiences. Lack of communication among faculty members and lack of institutional support were the main reasons for low participation. There were no significant relationships between faculty perception of basic agricultural education principles and their degree of participation in the regional centers. Students perceived that the Colegio de Postgraduados was following educational principles.