Sacramento lawmaker would expand UC resident enrollment by 30,000

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sacramento Bee

Lawmakers would like to see the University of California admit more resident high-schoolers and fewer students from outside the state. UC says it can’t do that without funding increases. Can the two sides finally come to an agreement?

At a budget subcommittee hearing Tuesday, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, unveiled a spending proposal to expand California enrollment at the university by 30,000 students, or 17 percent, over the next six years. The plan would also mandate a reduction of nearly a third – about 10,000 – in the number of nonresidents, bringing them down to 10 percent of undergraduate students.