CU president favors luring more foreign students
DENVER, Colorado – University of Colorado President Bruce Benson says enrolling more foreign students could help the school weather tough economic times, but state law stands in the way.
Out-of-state and foreign students to CU pay more than three times the tuition that a Colorado resident pays. However Colorado statute requires that nonresident freshmen make up no more than 45 percent of the class and 33 percent of total enrollment.
Benson says creating a category for international students, so they wouldn’t be subject to the nonresident cap, would increase revenues without hurting the university’s primary mission of serving residents.
Benson says international students also help to broaden the world view of American students.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com