UC Schools Could Shut out Locals in Favor of Out-of-State Bucks
With the California state budget in peril, our university systems are struggling, which is why the University of California system is entertaining the idea of increasing how many out-of-state students they accept and decreasing how many in-state students, all in the name of profit. Since out-of-state students' tuition averages more than twice what a student with California residency pays, the UCs would be bringing in more money. According to a video report on MyFox Los Angeles, UC officials are mulling the possibility of upping their out-of-state enrollment to 15 to 20% from its current 6%, using schools in other states who take in more out-of-staters in general as inspiration. Some, however, see this as a bad move for the UC schools, that will come at the expense of California's students, including Lt. Governor John Garimendi, who calls this "bad public policy."