California's private colleges seize opportunity as public universities stumble
- More California students are turning to private institutions and out-of-state schools due to the last five years of funding cuts take their toll on the state's public higher education systems.
- The $2.5 billion in funding cuts since 2008 have hurt the state's promise of giving students and affordable education, leading state schools to increase tuition, cut faculty and lower enrollment.
- Independent schools have seized the opportunity by luring students with increased financial aid offerings, small classes, course availability and a higher likelihood of graduating on time.
From the article:
California's public higher education crisis has a flip side: swelling enrollment, expanding faculty, and state-of-the-art construction at the state's private colleges and universities. ...
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