Assemblymember McCarty’s statement on University of California’s admission numbers

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Statement on the University of California (UC) admissions numbers for 2016-17 from Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance:

“Preliminary UC admissions are good news for Californians, and in accord with our 2015-16 budget, which focused on expanded in-state enrollment.  Also of positive note are increases from underrepresented minority groups, specifically for Latinos and African American students.  However there is still a lot of work to be done.  For too many years, we’ve seen the impact of rationed UC access for California students.  We look forward to pending UC Regents non-resident student policy, which will set a cap for out-of-state students.  Lastly, we’re optimistic the upcoming budget year will give us another opportunity to re-invest in higher education.”

CONTACT: Bryan C. Singh, Office (916) 319-2007