Saturday, March 18, 2017

U California System suggests 20 percent ceiling on non-resident enrollment - Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive

A 20 percent cap on out-of-state undergraduate students has been proposed for the University of California System, following months of protest by parents in the state who feel their children have been shut out of the schools their tax dollars fund, The Mercury News reported. Legislators in the state threatened to withhold more than $18 million from the flagship system if leaders did not put a cap on out-of-state enrollment, after a state audit found in-state students were being hurt by the 16.5 percent non-resident enrollment. A spokeswoman for the college told the Associated Press that out-of-state students brought $550 million to the campus in the 2016-2017 school year. The top-three campuses in the system enroll 24.4 percent of non-resident students at UC Berkeley, 22.9 percent at UC San Diego, and 22.8 percent at UCLA, and under the new proposal, they would each be allowed to maintain their current levels. UC Irvine and UC Merced enroll 18.9 percent and less than one percent of non-resident students, respectively.

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