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  •  there aren't 20,000 fiirst year students.... (0+ / 0-)

    at Wisconsin, Michigan or Illinois.  They have enrollments that are around 45K with about 20-25K coming from grad students.  So maybe the first year class is admitting 10K but not expecting them all to attend or last to graduation.  And big state schools do give preference to state residents in admission.  And that preference is spread around the state- as University of Virginia how many come from Northern VA?

    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

    by murrayewv on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:17:38 PM PDT

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    •  sorry if i was unclear, the 20K referred to those (1+ / 0-)
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      3 unis combined.

      interestingly, there are twice as many seniors as frosh at some of these schools -- the increment is due to the kids who can't afford to attend while working on their general ed requirements.

      as to in-state vs out-of-state, the word on the street, at any rate, is that many of the state schools are preferentially taking out-of-state students, who are more profitable. might be an urban legend, i don't know, but it doesn't have any bearing on my assertion, which is that the children of the middle class are being priced out of the flagship unis by the children of the upper middle class. although you might be surprised to see how many kids from New York and the Chicago burbs attend UW-Madison, I'm speaking less about them than about the kids of the gladsacks in Waukesha -- the ones who aren't good enough to attend the elite schools of choice (typically in these parts, Notre Dame ...).

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:47:05 PM PDT

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      •  The MI legislature passed a law (1+ / 0-)
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        mandating how many instate students U of M had to admit because it seems they were taking too many out of state students for the tuition increase.

        •  Love it. (1+ / 0-)
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          You must take this percentage of in-state students, but we're going to cut your funding so you can't make up the balance by taking more out-of-state students (because we're p-o'd that you negotiated union contracts).

          I feel sorry for my University.  Probably going to have to contribute some money to help make up what Republicans are short-changing the school for.

          •  That's a different (1+ / 0-)
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            especially you are republican.  They need to give tax cuts to corporations, create a budget deficit to defund state universities and public education.  Because that will make Michigan great again!  Through magical thinking.

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