February 2016 Newsletter
Flagship Colleges Seeking Out-of-State Students
Wow. It’s already February!
Beatrice Schultz, CFP®
Westface College Planning
Nation’s Prominent Public Universities are Shifting to Out-of-state Students
America’s most prominent public universities were founded to serve the people of their states, but they are enrolling record numbers of students from elsewhere to maximize tuition revenue as state support for higher education withers.
The shift has buttressed the finances and reshaped the profile of schools across the country, from the University of California’s famed campuses in Berkeley and Los Angeles to the universities of Arkansas, Oregon, Missouri, South Carolina and numerous other places. Forty-three of the 50 schools known as “state flagships” enrolled a smaller share of freshmen from within their states in 2014 than they had a decade earlier, federal data show. At 10 flagships, state residents formed less than half the freshman class.
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February 2016 – Issue #52
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