State funding pressures could "radically reduce" university's mission
Could California State University one day limit enrollment to transfers, admitting burgeoning numbers of community college students but turning away new freshmen?
The idea sounds far-fetched, but that scenario was raised Tuesday (Sept. 9) by trustees who cautioned that insufficient state funding could radically reduce the mission of the nation's largest university system.
The warning came during a discussion of the preliminary 2015-16 budget, which predicted growing demand for the 23-campus system. The Cal State system drew a record 761,000 applications for the fall 2014 term.