Education scam: UC Berkeley admits more out-of-state students because they pay more

by editor on July 8, 2011

The folks at U.C. Berkeley really are geniuses. They’ve come up with a very clever way to fund their leftist utopia. Why, if we didn’t know better, we’d almost think they were money-grubbing capitalists.

The San Francisco Chronicle has the devious details:

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Out of state students will soon be greeted at the border and escorted to the nearest state university

The number of out-of-state students is soaring at UC Berkeley, with new figures showing more than a quarter of newcomers on campus – freshmen and transfer students – won’t be from California this year. That’s up from 23 percent last year, and 15 percent two years ago.

More important for the campus, the nonresidents pay nearly three times the tuition of in-state students, and will bring in $80 million this year, up from $54 million last year, spokeswoman Janet Gilmore said.

How big is the scam? Well, let’s just say there’s a lot of BS in every BA degree.

… Nonresidents pay about $35,000 for a year at UC, compared with $12,000 for California residents. UC has calculated that every 1 percent increase in nonresident students brings in nearly $1 million. Last year, 6 percent of all undergrads across the system – not just newcomers – were nonresidents. UC’s Board of Regents wants to increase that to 10 percent, although it will be several years before that goal is reached, even with this fall’s new students.

There’s an old saying that every trend begins in California. Universities in other states will soon catch on to this scam. Next thing you know all students in all states will only be accepted at out of state schools.

Sure, it’ll cost parents a small fortune, but their financial pain will surely be assuaged by the knowledge that leftist professors’ salaries and retirement plans will be safe.

H/T: CO2Insanity

Source: SFGate.com

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Milan Moravec
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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau displaces instate Californians for $50,600. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) displaces qualified for public university education at Cal. Californians with $50,600 FOREIGN students

University of California Berkeley, ranked # 70 Forbes, is not increasing enrollment. $50,600 FOREIGN students are accepted into Cal. at the expense of qualified instate students.

Yours is the opinion that can make the difference: email UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

FormerlyDeanH
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Classy.

Nick Jackson
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Hmm. You know you are in America when only one person likes a reasonable comment and one person dislikes everything said by conservative shitheads. And for those of you that don’t understand my statement (everyone but Olivia), I am calling the vast majority of Americans ignorant and uneducated. I was also the one to dislike all the statements by you and like Olivias.

brm
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“Hmm. You know you are in America when only one person likes a reasonable comment …”

Well Nick, feel free to fire that GPS up and get the hell out of Dodge.

brm
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“…I was also the one to dislike all the statements by you and like Olivias.”

OMG, YOU are Livvie’s boyfriend?! LOL! Somehow, I was expecting someone, oh I don’t know, more manly, maybe?

What a hoot!

Nick Jackson
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“I was expecting someone, oh I don’t know, more manly, maybe”?

So let me get this straight. You are saying that manly means uneducated and conservative?

brm
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Aw, did I hurt your little troll feelings??

drb
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Guess I did too. Oh well.

Babydoll102187
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The only kind of men are who are unmanly are conservative? Do you know many soldiers or veterans? Many of them would call themselves conservative and liberal.

FormerlyDeanH
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Boyfriend, or alter ego? Troll with two connections.

brm
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I was thinking that same thing when s/he made the second remark. The first one felt like it was written by a kindergartner. The second one had that certain something, that snarkiness, that I associate with Oblivia’s other alter egos. Coincidence? Hmmmm.

drb
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hhhhmmm, Olivia posted for a while then stopped, next, Nick started posting then stopped. Now Olivia is posting again on another thread. Curious isn’t it.

KimmyQueen
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Oblivia probably has multiple personalities… She is insane. She is a liberal you know. 🙂

drb
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Yes, I know…bless her heart.

drb
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don’t care

drb
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Hey Poppa, I’ve been trolled today too. Do I get a drink as well?? If so can I have a glass of red wine rather than beer?

KimmyQueen
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Or maybe a Cosmo?

drb
Member

OOOOOOOOO…I do like me some pomagranate cosmos!

KimmyQueen
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Thanks Nick for coming out of the woodworks and claiming your trolling ways. So you have a problem with people on a conservative blog thumbing down a liberal crapper poster? So your contention is that on a liberal blog a conservative would be respected and welcomed to state their case there WITHOUT any adversity? Wow that grass you are smoking must be potent.

You can leave I am already bored with you and you can take your Olivia with you.

Babydoll102187
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“I am calling the vast majority of Americans ignorant and uneducated”

I think that its is a pretty ingnorant and intolerant statement to make.
Sounds like there is no room for differing opinions unless they align with yours, or any other life styles to live unless they are excatly like yours. I suggest you broaden your perspective on the people of this country before you judge so harshly.

sa_rose
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Go to any major university in the United States and see how many students are in state and how many are out of state. I know in Texas, where the larger state schools (A&M, UT, Tech) are so very difficult to get accepted to in your freshman year, the student body is filled with not just out of state, but overseas students. Even at the small community college one of my kids attended for 2 years, her roommate was from China (on full scholarship), and her best friend was on full scholarship for tennis from some other country. This is nothing new! And graduate school is even worse!

KimmyQueen
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Actually it may get to the point where the only resident students they will accept are illegal students or children of illegal immigrants and then dare call them diversity students. Disgusting.

Olivia
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Actually it may get to the point where the only resident students they will accept are illegal students or children of illegal immigrants and then dare call them diversity students. Disgusting.

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Sounds a flimsy excuse a right wing student might come up with, to explain why s/he was rejected.

LA Sunset
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//Sounds a flimsy excuse a right wing student might come up with, to explain why s/he was rejected.//

Sounds like a flimsy comment from someone who doesn’t know what she is talking about, putting a spin on something she thinks she does.

KimmyQueen
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LOL. Well Olivia hasn’t garnered the reputation of being reasonable nor knowing what the heck she is talking about.

hisham
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BTW, this scam is as old as the hills. This very same shit was going on when I was attending the University of South Florida, in Tampa, back in the mid to late 70’s. The only thing we weren’t doing, as far as I know, was subsidizing foreign students. Back in those days the majority of the foreign studentbody were Iranians who spent a lot of time, in the late 70’s, rioting on campus, covering their faces with pillow cases, burning shit, calling in bomb threats on test days, and being general pains in the ass for the rest of us!

Olivia
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Back in those days the majority of the foreign studentbody were Iranians who spent a lot of time, in the late 70′s, rioting on campus, covering their faces with pillow cases, burning shit, calling in bomb threats on test days, and being general pains in the ass for the rest of us!
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Sounds like somebody is talking out of his hind end again.

That’s the second biggest pile of BS I’ve seen on this board this week, Hisham. THe only one to beat it (so far) was that piece of drivel claiming that John Lennon had become an evangelical Republican before his death.

Why the need to make up such ridiculous tall tales? 😀

hisham
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Well because Miss Oblivious, I was there and you were not! I’d say the only one talking shit here is you! I’m sure if you go back far enough into the news media past you’ll be able to scroll up some old microfiche archives at the Tampa Tribune or maybe a paper out of Clearwater, Coral Gables, or St. Petersburg, I don’t know, but you can check for yourself and stop calling me a liar while you’re at it. I gladly gave you your 8th thumbs down for that little tiff!

FormerlyDeanH
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USF eh? My son is got a scholarship there in 2005. He’s wrapping up his doctorate there now. I moved here a couple years after he got down here. Tampa is a wacky area.

hisham
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It was a fair enough place when I was there from ’75 to ’78 but I can only imagine what it’s like now!

SSDD
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I bet the illegal alien students pay the in-state rate though, right?

Lanny
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Let me put on my liberal thinking cap:
If illegal aliens pay “in state” rates, and UC schools are intentionally reducing the number of “in state” enrollees, doesn’t that mean UC is racist?

Olivia
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Let me put on my liberal thinking cap:
If illegal aliens pay “in state” rates, and UC schools are intentionally reducing the number of “in state” enrollees, doesn’t that mean UC is racist?

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It all depends. Which race do you see them demeaning, Lanny?

RockingHorseGuy
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Hey! It feels almost as good to give Olivia her first thumb down as the third. Just getting the ball rolling.

Babydoll102187
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Oh you beat to it RHG!, 2nds on this one!

drb
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3rds!

Babydoll102187
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Hooray! 🙂

hisham
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Sloppy 10ths!

FormerlyDeanH
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Party! eeeee… yeewwww….

RockingHorseGuy
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Best get with it, hisham.

GhostntheMachine
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Basking in the warm glow of 9th is kinda sweet too. I’d hate to be penalized 15 yards for piling on, but it’s so much damn fun. Back in the day (pre dial-up even), people like Oblivia tended to really urinate me off, then I learned to just laugh at ’em because they can’t deal with it well.

brm
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“It all depends. Which race do you see them demeaning…”

Well, Muslims of course!

/snork

Lanny
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Olivia: “Which race do you see them demeaning, Lanny?”

You must not get much news out of California sweetheart. Without exception, the local media reminds us if ANY “undocumented immigrant” is EVER inconvenienced in ANY way, it is proof of institutional racism against ALL ethnic, cultural, and racial minorities.
The media then instructs us to blame the problem on any or all of the following:
white males
corporations
the founding fathers
the rich (aka: the wealthy)
the GOP
Christopher Columbus
big oil
anyone who opposes Obamacare
NASCAR
CEOs
Ronald Reagan
fat-cats
Fox News (or Rupert Murdoch)
the NRA
capitalism
Rush Limbaugh (or Sarah Palin or “teabaggers”)
global warming
right-to-life zealots
any law that prohibits roosters within city limits
corporate jets
and
wait for it …
wait for it …
George Bush

hisham
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Hell no! They’re f***ing subsidized!

rs
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And it’s propped up by a student loan system that’s equally corrupt.

TeriDavisNewman
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What the article fails to mention: ILLEGAL ALIENS GET IN-STATE TUITION RATES. That’s outrageous beyond belief. If I wanted to go to this bastion of communistic indoctrination, I would pay 3 times as much as a CRIMINAL illegal alien. America is going down fast folks and we have got to step up now.

RockingHorseGuy
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And my beloved California is leading the way.

LA Sunset
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University of Socialist Shitheads and Radicals—USSR for short.

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