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Are public universities neglecting in-state students?

BY Laura Anderson
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Marguerite Roza

Published April 2016 by The New York Times

As state universities accept more nonresident students (and their higher tuition), The New York Times asked Edunomics Lab director Marguerite Roza to weigh in on this “Room for Debate” question: “Are public universities neglecting in-state students?”

In her commentary, “Public Universities Must Not Solve Budget Gaps by Limiting Access to In-State Students,” Roza argues that chasing after nonresident students threatens the very nature of public universities as institutions that serve the state. She outlines creative options that could maintain better access to public universities for state residents while still respecting tight state funds.

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