UC Proposes 20 Percent Cap on Out-of-State Enrollment

The University of California proposed a 20 percent systemwide cap on nonresident undergraduate enrollment, reports The Los Angeles Times and Inside Higher Ed.

The proposal is a response to a threat by lawmakers last year to withhold $18.5 million if the system did not cap out-of-state students. The policy would be the first of its kind at UC and would be reviewed every 5 years, taking state support into consideration. The UC Regents will consider the proposal next week. It is not clear whether the limit will satisfy them enough to release the funds to UC.

Faculty members have expressed disappointment with the proposal, but parents in California support it. 

In fall 2016, UC enrolled 34,673 nonresident students—16.5 percent of the system's 210,170 graduates.


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