07-26-2016, 08:03 PM
This is common in many states. Budgets limit how many in- state (subsidized) students can be allowed in but out of state paying full tuition are often not limited. Schools welcome the additional revenues. California said that if they did not increase the out of state students, tuition would have had to rise over $2500. Those in- state who were accepted to Cal schools rose during the time period, but the ones who actually ended up attending was flat. Tuition rates were also flat during that time.
Some state systems have over 50% out of state students. California currently has about 15% but a deal with the governor would limit that to ten percent in the future (in exchange for more tax dollars to make up for the lost revenues for the school).