More out-of-state students don’t bring colleges higher tuition revenue, study finds

From The Chronicle: “Robert Kelchen, a professor of higher education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, used Department of Education data to study revenue and expenditures at public four-year universities that increased their shares of nonresident students. He found that an increase in out-of-state students was associated with a decrease in per-student tuition revenue …. More-selective colleges saw a decrease in revenue and per-student expenditure when they enrolled more out-of-state students, while less-selective colleges saw no difference in revenue or student expenditures when they did the same. … Earlier studies he cited have shown that ‘increases in nonresident enrollment squeeze out in-state students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds,’ particularly at more-selective institutions.”

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