California state to limit foreign university students

California state universities, one of the largest higher education networks in the United States, will limit the number of undergraduates they accept from outside the state, including foreign students, beginning later this year, writes Bruce Alpert for Voice of America.

A new policy takes effect at the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year and will limit enrolment of non-California residents to 18% of the student population at five University of California campuses: Santa Barbara, Davis, Santa Cruz, Riverside and Merced. The other four campuses, in Los Angeles (UCLA), Berkeley, Irvine and San Diego, have more than 18% non-Californian students.

The state Board of Regents approved the new limits following the release of an auditor’s report that said California high school graduates who otherwise were qualified for university admission had been losing out to non-state residents. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block told the regents earlier this year that higher tuition from non-state residents helped the university avoid cuts in class offerings as state education spending dropped.
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