Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tuition Moves and Resident and Non Resident Enrollment Moves in Public Higher Ed

Washington Post
Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out-of-state students

..."2004, 94 percent of UCLA’s freshmen were Californians. Ten years later, the share was 73 percent. The number of Californians entering as freshmen at Westwood remained relatively stable — averaging about 4,100 from 2008 to 2014 — but the number of non­residents surged after the economic recession in 2007 to 2009.

There was an out-of-state spike at Berkeley, too, creating political problems. Three of every 10 freshmen at the California

Flagship in 2014 came from out of state, up from 1 in 10 a decade earlier. "


Students criticize Cal State tuition increase proposal
An automatic tuition increase is far from a done deal and a hike for the next fiscal year is unlikely. Governor Jerry Brown is requiring Cal State keep tuition flat in order to receive a proposed $148 million funding increase next fiscal year.


"Want to graduate in 4 years? Go to a private school
Jerry Brown wants more public college graduates faster, but how?"


This next story, a long read with links to multiple items, covers multiple state systems:
"The high cost of higher education — and steep surge in Illinois from pension costs"

"No student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university,” Hillary Clinton said at an event there in the fall.

But while the presidential candidates debate major new investments in public higher education, states will spend 2016 pursuing a more modest agenda. States only have limited funds to work with, even as many lawmakers say they want college to be more affordable and states aim to increase the share of residents who hold a postsecondary degree or certificate.

“The pressure on higher ed budgets is going to continue. So the question is, how do states navigate that?” said Andrew Kelly, director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a right-leaning think tank in Washington, D.C.

Rather than blockbuster new investments, expect 2016 to bring tuition freezes, tweaks to scholarship programs, and policies that push institutions to do more with existing funding. Even ambitious-sounding changes, such as eliminating tuition for community college students, likely will be target...


AEI’s Kelly said he worries that upping state spending just shifts the cost of college from families to the government, without forcing institutions to become more efficient.

Tuition freezes, after all, don’t hold tuition down over the long term. They only tend to last for a year or two, and they don’t address the forces that push up the cost of running a university — from inflation to administration costs to labor costs to students’ demand for expensive amenities.

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office argued against a tuition freeze that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown proposed in his 2013-14 budget by explaining that extended tuition freezes at the state’s colleges and universities have been followed by periods of steep tuition increases.

“The proposal also would have the limited near-term effect of reducing the incentive students and their families have to hold higher education institutions accountable for keeping costs low and maintaining quality,” the report said. (The University of California and California State University systems froze tuition in 2013-14, but in 2014 UC announced a plan to raise tuition).

To hold down costs and further their workforce goals, a growing number of states are changing the way they distribute higher education funding....


Invest in California's future, reinvest in higher education

If you're stuck with underperforming ,then -this  KQED article covers K-12 and teacher salaries and pensions, and prop 30 extension moves and more:

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