As state universities, including those in Ohio, continue to court out-of-state students it has become a contentious issues in some states.
Officials have become concerned as qualified in-state students are rejected at top public colleges that enroll a large number of out-of-state students, who provided needed tuition revenue.
For years, some Northern Virginia lawmakers have proposed expanding access to state schools by tightening limits on the number of out-of-state students schools can accept, the Washington Post reported. This year, some local elected officials are taking up the fight as well.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a legislative agenda this fall that proposes a 25 percent cap on the portion of out-of-state students in Virginia’s institutes of higher education. The University of Virginia and the College of William and Mary draw thousands of applications from across the country. About 35 percent of their students are from outside Virginia.