ERIC Number: ED394373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Non-Resident First-Time-In-College Students in Florida Public Postsecondary Institutions. Report and Recommendations.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
This study examined the enrollment rates and policies related to non-resident first-time-in-college (FTIC) students at State University System (SUS) institutions in Florida. It found that non-resident FTIC students were not taking SUS admission spaces from qualified Florida residents in any great numbers. Nevertheless, it recommends that: (1) the high school grades and test scores of non-resident FTIC students should at least equal to those of resident FTIC students at selective SUS institutions; (2) SUS institutions should cease the alternative admission of non-resident FTIC students so long as academically qualified resident FTIC students are turned away; (3) non-resident FTIC enrollments should be capped near current levels, at 15 percent; (4) resident community college graduates should receive priority over non-resident students for admission to SUS institutions; (5) non-resident students pay the full cost of college-level remedial instruction at public institutions; (6) a non-residency classification policy audit be conducted; (7) school registrars meet biennially to discuss residency classification problems; and (8) residency status be indicated on all transcripts issued by public postsecondary institutions. Three appendixes provide information on home state enrollments, state reciprocity agreements, and relevant state statutes. (MDM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Higher Education, In State Students, Out of State Students, Public Colleges, Residence Requirements, State Legislation, State Standards, State Universities, Statewide Planning
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 224 Collins Bldg., Dept. of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; State University System of Florida