Thursday, January 15, 2015

Out of staters may be hard to stop

They keep coming.
Despite Governor Brown's proposed cap on out-of-state enrollments and despite higher tuition, out of staters keep applying to UC:

A surge in interest from out-of-state and international students drove another year of record application numbers at the University of California, according to data released this week by the university. As reported last month, 193,873 prospective freshmen or transfer students applied to at least one of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses this year, an increase of 5.8 percent over fall 2014 and the 11th consecutive year of growth. The increase was especially sharp among out-of-state and international applicants, whose numbers climbed by 16.6 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively, to 31,651 and 29,839. In recent years, UC campuses have aggressively recruited nonresident students who pay a supplemental fee that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars annually to the university.
California students still make up more than two-thirds of UC applicants, although they showed a more modest gain of 2.7 percent...

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