University Of California Lures Out-Of-State Freshmen Who Pay Higher Tuition

BERKELEY (KCBS) – One of every seven students enrolled at the University of California this fall will be a freshman from out of state who will pay an extra $23,000 in tuition.

Admissions officials said most of the 5,000 non-resident freshmen who notified the university they intend to register this fall will attend UC Berkeley, where they will make up nearly one-third of the incoming class.

“They began growing that population not just this year but in recent years,” said Pamela Burnett, interim director of admissions for all 10 UC campuses.

Non-Californian freshmen have jumped from being just 8 percent of their class last year to 12 percent this year.

Nevertheless, Burnett conceded, enrollment at UC Merced remains well below expectations.

“We would like more people to appreciate everything that the newest campus has to offer.”

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  • Milan Moravec

    $50,600 Foreigners displace Californians qualified for public university education at Cal. I love University of California (UC) having been a student and lecturer. But today I am concerned that at times I do not recognize the UC I love. Like so many Alumni, Donors, Legislators, and Californians I am deeply disappointed by the pervasive failures of UC senior management and Regents.
    Californians are reeling from 19% unemployment (includes those working part time, and those no longer searching), mortgage defaults, loss of unemployment benefits. And those who still have jobs are working longer for less. Chancellor/Faculty wages must reflect California’s ability to pay, not what others are paid.
    However we also understand that there need to be reasonable limits that reflect economic realities. UC Berkeley (Cal) planned pay raises for generously paid Faculty is arrogance.
    UC Berkeley (ranked # 70 Forbes) tuition increases exceed national average rate of increase. Chancellor Birgeneau’s leadership molds Cal into the most expensive public university in the USA.
    Can we do better with a spirit of shared sacrifices by UC Faculty, Provosts, and Chancellors?
    (17,000 earn more than $100,000)
    No furloughs.
    18 percent decrease UCOP salaries, $50 million budget cut.
    18 percent prune chancellors’ salaries.
    15 percent trim tenured faculty salaries, increase teaching.
    10 percent non-tenured faculty pay decrease, increase research, teaching.
    100% elimination of Academic Senate, Academic Council budgets.

    There is no question the necessary realignments with economic reality are painful.

    UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge the public trust gap with reassurances salaries reflect depressed California wages. With UC’s shared financial sacrifices, the sky above UC will not fall.

    Yours is the opinion that can make the difference, email UC Board of Regents

  • Kathy

    California taxpayers should not spend one dime to educate foreign and out-of-state students as long as there is a legal California/US resident student wishing to attend. Our state is broke. We cannot afford to subsize the world and their wishes by illegal immigration through student visas and the California Dream Act.

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