Saturday, April 2, 2016

4300 in UC Anti- Californiaism? UC Berkeley $8.10 and Cal "students pay more than $1,000 per year in campus-based fees"

"UC system favors nonresidents? Another layer of tarnish"
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_29710026/mercury-news-editorial-uc-system-favors-nonresidents-another
includes:
"The report contains a number of inflammatory findings, but two stood out.

First, it revealed that from 2010 to 2014, nonresident enrollment increased by 82 percent, or 18,000 students, while enrollment of Californians dropped by 1 percent, or about 2,200 students.

Second, during that same period, about 16,000 nonresident students admitted had grade-point averages and test scores lower than 4,300 Californians who were denied entry."

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UC Faculty role in the increase in non resident enrollment and relaxing of admissions standards for only that group, and faculty financial gain from Higher tuition was discussed in KQED coverage if you missed that, see
This panel interview they did
- it could come across as greedy, opportunistic
Some comments:
Faculty benefit most from the increased revenue, they approved this non resident Enrollment scheme in 2011,

- that comes up about? 20 minutes in to the hour long discussion.

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The non resident admissions practices can have spill over effects on other policies
Commentary: UC’s Enrollment Policies Have Far-Reaching Local Implications
http://www.davisvanguard.org/2016/03/commentary-ucs-enrollment-policies-far-reaching-local-implications/

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Other Numbers from earlier coverage:

See the comparison info graph here:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/uc-audit-20160329-snap-htmlstory.html - it lists Cal at the lower end of UC campuses, at $8.10
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How do the fees compare UC campus by UC campus?
UC Berkeley students pay more than $1,000 per year in campus-based fees
http://www.dailycal.org/2016/03/31/uc-berkeley-students-pay-1000-per-year-campus-based-fees/

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