U of Calif. Davis Chancellor Unveils Revenue Plan With More Nonresident Students

Ann McClure's picture
Friday, September 23, 2011

UC Davis is moving to add 5,000 students, many of them from outside California, in a bid to increase revenue and reduce its dependence on volatile state funding.

The plan, unveiled in a speech Wednesday by Chancellor Linda Katehi, is in line with a concerted effort across the University of California system to admit more non-California students to stabilize UC's finances. Nonresidents pay more than twice as much as Californians in tuition and fees.

Katehi's plan would take that strategy a step further. It would swell UC Davis' student population by 15 percent, all in the undergraduate ranks. The school would grow to a total of 37,000 students, making Davis the second-largest campus behind UCLA.

As many as half the additional students could come from outside the state, enabling the expansion to pay for itself, she said in an interview.

Read more »