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Source: USA Today

New data shows that public universities are seeking to recruit students from out-of-state more aggressively than ever before.

According to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, at least 240 public universities across the U.S. have decreased the number of in-state students that they’re admitting, with more efforts concentrated on drawing in out-of-state and international students.

Though some local in-state families are arguing that it poses serious challenges for tax-paying families who can’t get into their own schools, others believe that the efforts will help to improve diversity, which is a huge measure of success for universities.

Though out-of-state fees might have been a motive for some universities to collect more money, USA Today reports that universities have been offering more scholarships to lure in out-of-state students, and ultimately expand their geographic diversity among students.

Read Full Story: USA Today

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Public Universities are Seeking Out-of-State Students More Than Ever

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