Budget cuts to higher education are causing students in California to study in different states, according to a report by Arizona State University News. On Nov. 1, ASU reported an approximate 42 percent increase of new freshmen from California between 2008 and 2010. The U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System conducted an annual fall enrollment survey. In each even-numbered year, colleges and universities are required to report the total number of first-time, full-time students by their states of origin. The report shows the growing trend of an increasing number of students migrating away from home to attend college in other states.
“I came to ASU because my best friend wanted to go here,” said Jenna Engstrom, a California native now attending ASU. “At the same time, I didn’t get into any schools in California that I wanted to go to.”