Skip to comments.Audit says California's biggest university so cash-hungry that it changed admissions standards
Posted on 03/30/2016 2:02:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The University of California System is frequently lauded as one of the best public-education systems in the world.
But a scathing new state audit of the system tells a story of manipulation of admissions standards for financial gain, as the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The audit claims that the university knowingly admitted out-of-state-applicants with lower qualifications in an effort to boost income from increased tuition.
"This report concludes that over the past several years, the university has undermined its commitment to resident students," the audit reads. "The university made substantial efforts to enroll nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition than residents."
In-state applicants pay $13,400 a year for tuition versus the $38,108 out-of-state applicants must pay.
The audit asserts that, from the 2010-11 school year through the 2014-15 school year, out-of-state enrollment increased a whopping 82%, while in-state enrollment decreased 1%.
It also claims that "the university admitted nearly 16,000 nonresidents whose scores fell below the median scores for admitted residents at the same campus on every academic test score and grade point average that we evaluated."
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Out of state? Try out of the country.
They should just charge $100,000 per year and let the taxpayers pick up the tab. Better yet, why not just charge $1,000,000 per year?
That is how shallow these college elitists are.
RE: Out of state? Try out of the country.
Unless those from out of country pay tuition, how’s that going to boost their cash?
might help if illegal aliens paid full freight out-of-state rates, instead of being given free-ride “scholarships”.
but illegal aliens get in state tuition benefits
Foreign students pay full freight.
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The comments on the article are funny. Some are saying that Prop 13, a conservative proposition that slows the rate of property taxes so people can afford to stay in their homes, is the problem. They are saying that property taxes should be much higher....HIGHER?? Our home in California sold for the same price we paid then in Arizona. 3,330 sq ft home vs 4,000 sq ft home; 8,000 sg ft land vs 2 1/2 acres land, and property taxes in AZ are HALF what they were in California. Liberals will squeeze the cash cow until it dies and then expect other states to bail them out. And a fair amount of the income taxes in CA subsidize the UC and CSU systems. California is a classic example of what the Libs are doing to the whole country. Is it any wonder that the majority of Americans want to get rid of ALL the politicians right now?
Universities teach a lot that is just not university level. Most of the so called “studies” courses, communications, a big portion of Liberal Arts as they are taught today should be covered elsewhere. Accounting, finance and economics are college level certainly along with the hard sciences and engineering are valid university level. Physical anthropology yes but cultural by itself I have questions about as do I on Sociology and non medical psychology. There are studies there but they are so distorted today as to being useless.
It would save a lot if only capable students were admitted to study serious disciplines.
The world needs ditchdiggers, too.
Lowering admission standards to raise cash is bad. Giving preference to someone from out of state because you can legally charge them more is bad. But consider that illegal aliens get lower standards through affirmative action, and then get taxpayer-subsidized tuition rates.
So whoever wrote this article is horrified that students from Wisconsin can pay full tuition to attend the U of California, but has no problem with illegal aliens getting in on taxpayer subsidies. Apparently, they think that the State of California is on a fiscal suicide mission.
I’m anold miner but I sure didn’t need college for that.
Foreign students typically pay out-of-state tuition rates.
As a side note to this thread, please consider how the states can find state revenues to fund their schools.
Note that one of the very few federal social spending programs that the states have actually delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, to regulate, tax and spend for is the run the US Mail Service (1.8.7).
In fact, a previous generation of state sovereignty-respecting justices had clarified that Congress is prohibited from appropriating taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue that Congress cannot justify under its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
The problem is that the corrupt legislative and executive branches of the federal government have, for the longest time, been taxing and spending for things way outside the scope of the US Mail Service, spending taxpayer dollars for things that the states have never constitutionally authorized the feds to tax and spend for.
So if patriots were to get their low-information state lawmakers up to speed on the major constitutional problem that the corrupt feds are arguably stealing state revenues by means of unconstitutional federal taxes and put a stop to such thievery, then the states would probably find lots of hidden state revenues to pay for things like schools.
Remember in November !
So if patriots elect Trump, Cruz, or whatever conservative they elect, they will also need to elect a new, state sovereignty-respecting Congress that will work within its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers to support the president, and also put a stop to unconstitutional federal taxes.
In fact, note that such a Congress will also probably be willing to fire state sovereignty-ignoring activist justices.
manipulation of admissions standards for financial gain
Sure Sounds like a FELONY??
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