California’s public universities are ranked among the best colleges nationally and globally, but more Californians are ditching the Golden State for education from elsewhere, the Huffington Post reports. Some $2.5 billion in state budget cuts has led to steep tuition hikes, enrollment freezes and a shortage in class availability at California’s public colleges. Some state universities turned to seek more out-of-state students who pay higher fees and tuition to fill budget holes — a practice that angers students who feel they deserve the first crack at their public schools. As in-state tuition and fees exceed an average of $13,200 and a cost of attendance between $19,500 to $33,000, it makes a $25,445 non-resident tuition bill at The Ohio State University look like the better buy. The prospect of more cuts to California state universities doesn’t help…

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