State Audit Slams UC For High Rate of Out of State Admissions

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The University of California is favoring thousands of out-of-state students over more qualified state residents who pay lower tuition fees, according to a state audit released this week. The university encourages out-of-state enrollment to bring in more revenue, says the audit, which also finds that nonresident enrollment has quadrupled in the last decade. Critics, including some state legislators, say that the UC is neglecting its mandate to serve Californians. But UC President Janet Napolitano called the criticism unfounded and fired back with a UC report finding that the university is using the additional tuition funds to enroll more in-state students.

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Steve Montiel, press secretary, University of California Office of the President

Elaine Howle, California State Auditor

Nanette Asimov, higher education reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Catharine Baker, assemblymember, 16th District, California State Assembly

Kevin Sabo, president, UC Student Association