There will be fewer spots next year for out-of-state students trying to gain admission to California’s most selective public universities.
The University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, San Diego; and the University of California, Berkeley, will accept fewer nonresidents next year as lawmakers use a record state budget to accept more state residents and quell rising anger that California schools are failing to give priority to the people who pay state taxes.
Nonresident students, who pay more in tuition, will be limited to 18% of the student body at those campuses, down from nearly 23%, according to state data. The reduction will start in the fall of 2022 and be carried out over the next five years. The shift will make room for about 4,500 additional California students, according to Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D., Sacramento) who chairs the education finance committee.
The change is part of California’s budget, which is expected to pass the state legislature Monday night and to be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week. California has funding this year to support the change. Its selective public universities also rejected more students this year.
“There’s been a lot of concern for a long time that the UC is shutting its doors on California students,” said Assemblyman Phil Ting (D., San Francisco), chairman of the Assembly Budget committee. “We want to make a strong statement that not only are we reopening UC’s doors but we are doing so for the schools most in demand.”
Source: WSJ – US News