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UC Berkeley Aims For More Diversity, Also Dollar Signs

Posted By Valerie Woolard On Aug 31, 2009 @ 3:51 pm In News | Comments Disabled

diversity Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced last week that next year UC Berkeley will be admitting even more international and out-of-state students—because they need the cash [1].

The move shouldn’t be terribly surprising, given that in-state students pay about $9,750 per year in fees compared to $32,400 for out-of-state students.

Now, given that UC Berkeley is a state university, this move could ruffle some feathers, but given that Berkeley is in the midst of a massive budget deficit and gets only about 25 percent of its funding from the state, it might be about time they looked into foreign (and non-Californian) backers.

But this is also not the first time this has happened, last year international and out-of-state enrollment increased by threefold [2].

Image Source: chrisjfry [3] under Creative Commons
Chancellor: UC Berkeley to admit more out-of-staters [Mercury News [1]]
UC Hopes to Expand Non-State Admission [Daily Cal [2]]


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[1] because they need the cash: http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_13208822

[2] international and out-of-state enrollment increased by threefold: http://www.dailycal.org/article/103747/uc_hopes_to_expand_non-state_admission

[3] chrisjfry: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjfry/323461344/

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