CSU officials freeze spring enrollment
March 20, 2012
Amidst uncertain financing, California State University officials announced plans to freeze enrollment at most campuses, including Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, in the spring and possibly wait-list all fall applicants while waiting for the outcome of a proposed tax initiative on the November ballot. [LATimes]
The freeze will deny tens of thousands of student entry into state universities while helping system officials deal with 750 million in funding cuts in the 2011-2012 fiscal year and help it prepare for a possible $200-million cut next year.
“Out-of-state students, who represent only about 3 percent to 4 percent of the system’s total, will probably not be affected because their higher tuition covers the cost of instruction,” officials told the LA Times.
In addition to discussing enrollment at Tuesday’s meeting, university officials will consider awarding a 10 percent pay increases to incoming presidents at the Fullerton and East Bay campuses.