UC has admitted more than 72-thousand students for the next
school year. That's more than last year. But most of
the increase comes from out-of-state and international
students. Those groups account for nearly 18 percent of
admissions. That's up from about 12 percent in 2009:
"We now enroll more than 11-thousand California students for
whom we receive no state enrollment funding."
Pamela Burnett is with the office of undergraduate
admissions. She says in-state enrollment growth has been
limited by state budget cuts. But she says non-California
students pay more to attend and the extra money helps campuses hire
more faculty and increase course offerings. 82 percent of
students accepted this year are from California - down from 89
percent two years ago. Burnett says that number will likely
go up as the acceptance period begins.