- Author: The Wall Street Journal
The University of California has admitted more Hispanics than whites for the first time, reflecting demographic shifts in the country's largest state. The state university system also admitted more students from other states and abroad, who pay higher tuition, a national trend at state universities.
Latinos account for 28.8% of the 61,120 Californians admitted for this fall's freshman class at the UC system's nine undergraduate campuses, up from 27.6% last year and topping the 26.8% share of whites, preliminary data show.
Both trail the 36.2% share for Asians, the largest freshman group for the past few years. Blacks represented 4.2% of those admitted, the same as in 2013.
Hispanics represent California's largest...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Sallie Mae has conducted How America Pays for College 2012, providing information about the resources American families invest in an undergraduate college education. This study focuses on the planning and payment behaviors in a given academic year, and assesses all of the resources families use, including non-education specific sources of saving and borrowing such as retirement funds or credit cards.
How America Pays for College depicts the average amounts and proportion of total costs paid from each funding source that a “typical” family pays for college. The study focuses on...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: EFE
Seven of every 10 California Hispanics say that success in life depends on getting a university education, but the majority of Latino parents are concerned about the cost of their children's college schooling, according to a story by EFE.
According to the report "Californians and Higher Education," released by the Public Policy Institute of California, 70 percent of state residents think that qualified and motivated students cannot enter a university because of the high tuition prices.
"Most Californians say budget cuts...