Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The University of California is looking increasingly to out-of-state and international students to replace money lost to state budget cuts. As Marianne Russ reports, that trend was evident in admissions data released Monday.
UC has admitted more than 72,000 students for the next school year. That’s more than last year. But most of the increase comes from out-of-state and international students. Those groups account for nearly 18 percent of admissions. That’s up from about 12 percent in 2009:
“We now enroll more than 11-thousand California students for whom we receive no state enrollment funding.”
Pamela Burnett is with the office of undergraduate admissions. She says in-state enrollment growth has been limited by state budget cuts. But she says non-California students pay more to attend and the extra money helps campuses hire more faculty and increase course offerings.
Eighty-two percent of students accepted this year are from California – down from 89 percent two years ago. Burnett says that number will likely go up as the acceptance period begins.