ERIC Number: ED052716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-7
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Non-Resident Students at State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
Carbone, Robert F.; Jenson, Oscar
This report provides information on 2 issues related to the nonresident student: policies covering their admission and procedures for establishing tuition levels. Data were collected from a questionnaire distributed to 117 state universities and land-grant colleges. The survey focused on: quotas or limitations on admission of nonresidents; nonresident admissions policies as a technique for ensuring diversity in university student bodies; tuition differentials for resident and nonresident students; the basis for determining tuition differentials; and the body or agency responsible for determining tuition differentials. Data gleaned from the 98 responding institutions are discussed and tabulated. It was found that 3 out of 5 responding major public universities find it unnecessary to place tight controls on admission of nonresidents; all institutions work under the assumption that a mix of students is beneficial to the educational environment, although few appear to have a systematic approach to nonresident admissions or to select their students with an eye toward achieving a more desirable mix; the differential between resident and nonresident tuition is substantial in all parts of the country; and nonresidents, more than their fellow students, are coming under increasing pressure. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Coll. of Education.