University of California Enrolls Fewer Actual Californians

So California education is in trouble. With less money from the legislature the Golden State’s public universities decided it was time to let in more students from outside. That’s because out-of-state students pay more, a lot more.

According to an article by Nanette Asimov in the San Francisco Chronicle:

All UC campuses offered admission to more California residents than nonresidents, 78 to 22 percent, on average, including international students. But the trend at the Berkeley, San Diego and Riverside campuses reflects a new willingness by the UC regents to enroll more higher-paying students from outside the state.

UC Berkeley is offering admission to 17 percent fewer California residents than in 2009: from 11,184 to 9,303. At the same time, its out-of-state offers have nearly tripled since then: from 1,026 to 2,920.

Nonresidents pay about $35,000 to attend University of California schools. California residents pay about $12,000 a year.

As Berkeley explained last year:

“Nonresident students pay three times as much in tuition and fees as students from California. The additional nonresident funds will help UC Berkeley maintain academic excellence for all students.”

And this year, apparently, the school will “maintain academic excellence” even more.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer