A published report says that 25 percent of University of Illinois undergraduates at the flagship campus are from outside Illinois, which is a departure from years past when officials pledged to limit out-of-state enrollment. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/VnpPdy) the change is expected to continue.
In 2006 when the university announced plans to enroll more students from
outside Illinois, there was public outcry and the plan was dropped. Officials
said they’d limit out-of-state enrollment to roughly 12 percent.
Enrollment at the Urbana-Champaign campus is nearly 32,000, more than 3,500
students a decade ago. But there are 200 fewer from Illinois while the number of
international students _ who pay more tuition _ skyrocketed.
The Tribune reports the university is accepting more out-of-staters and
Illinois students are increasingly turning down admission.