UNC considers admitting more out-of-state students

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Submitted: Thu, 01/10/2013 - 2:12pm
Updated: Fri, 01/11/2013 - 12:07am

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — The University of North Carolina is considering admitting more out-of-state students in an effort to boost revenue.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the UNC system is considering raising its 18 percent limit on the number of out-of-state freshmen admitted to its campuses.

The school has limited out-of-state enrollment for decades in order to provide room for North Carolina residents.

North Carolina residents pay tuition and fees of $7,500 while students from out of state pay more than $28,000.

UNC President Tom Ross says one idea would be to keep the 18 percent out-of-state limit for the entire system, but allow some campuses to exceed that figure.

UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University and North Carolina A&T are in big demand from those who live outside North Carolina.

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  • Guest2020 says:

    I don’t care what the outside demand is. I have payed income tax since I was fifteen years old. Add to that taxes on utilities, gas, cars and houses and everything I buy from a retail store and I have more than earned the right for my children to go to these schools. If the colleges are having money issues, then they need to do like the rest of us and cut the fat.

  • taxpayer says:

    they’ll continue with the tuition increases. The UNC system is just like the Federal Government. “We have a revenue problem…not a spending problem”

  • Vog46 says:

    I am a northerner. The vernacular IS strange like this one $3.49
    Is said “Three dollars and forty nine cent.”

    I never understood the lack of “cents” to the vernacular used here.
    Then again – I’ve never heard a Southerner say something was “wicked awesome”, or “Pahk the cahr”. Northerners REALLY massacre the English language………


  • taxpayer says:

    to edumacate them Northerners and learn them our vernacular…such as “hey”, and “y’all”. :)

  • justin says:

    The UNC higher eduction system is still one of the most affordable in the nation – that’s according to US News & World Reports, Forbe’s Magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges. No, college isn’t cheap, and that’s why so many out-of-state students want to come to UNC schools. And UNC’s out-of-state tuitions are lower than many in-state tuitions, especially the northern schools.

  • Guest7969 says:

    I think is they should be allowing MORE in-state students. THAT is where their loyalties should be! After all, WE are the ones propping the UNC college systems up with tax dollars! Give more NC resident students a chance!

  • Vog46 says:

    Not more in state students
    Tuition in state: $22,340
    Out of state tuition: $43,848

    Almost a 100% mark up! Profit margins are much better for OOS students.


  • B M says:

    exactly! the UNC College system was meant to provide an affordable education to the the students, not become a cash cow, way to many chiefs and not enough indians in NC scholl systems! NEWSFLASH, now that the demorats are no longer in control things are gonna change in NC, and for the better, all this uncontrolled spending will slowly gring to a halt, the education system will improve, and the cost of living will start to come down, adios 140 years of corruption.

  • Guest, Just Another says:

    This is best described as collusion. These universities are getting together and manipulating the system across the board. Reduce the number of instate, forcing the majority to search out of state. Its a “win-win” for these universities/colleges, and a definite losing situation for potential students. How many will now not be able to continue their education? This is shameful.
    Economy is down, cost of attending is climbing, student debt is skyrocketing, loans are being tightened, all that is left is that a “privileged few” will be attending higher education, and the masses will be pushed out.

  • Guesttoo says:

    If the UNC system is in such high demand, simply leave the 18% cap where it is and double the out of state tuition. It would be like allowing twice as many non-North Carolianians in.

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