Thursday, September 4, 2014

The University of Texas — Fayetteville campus

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RECRUITING TEXAS: Dallas bus ads have been among the UA's outreach to Texas students.
  • RECRUITING TEXAS: Dallas bus ads have been among the UA's outreach to Texas students.

The University of Arkansas reported record enrollment yesterday based on preliminary numbers and I mentioned my continuing interest in the explosion of enrollment by out-of-state students, particularly those in border states who enjoy a waiver from out-of-state tuition. These students enjoy much of the subsidy Arkansas students get from Arkansas taxpayer dollars.

Out-of-state students, whether from border states or elsewhere, have propelled campus growth.

Numbers tell the story:

Total enrollment:

2008 — 19,194
2014 — 26,301

% increase: 37 percent

Arkansan enrollment

2008 — 13,165
2014 — 15,359

% increase: 16.6 percent

Out of state enrollment

2008 — 6,029
2014 — 10,942

% increase: 81.4 percent.

In raw numbers, Arkansas enrollment has grown by 2,194 students in seven years and out-of-state enrollment has grown by 4,913, with a huge portion of that growth thanks to Texans.

Here's another fun map, courtesy of the University of Arkansas (or, if you prefer UT-Fayetteville) It helps high school students find college fairs and recruiter visits to find out more about attending UA. It may not take all contacts into account, but this particular version shows more opportunities in the Dallas and Houston areas (particularly DFW) than in Arkansas.

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As noted yesterday, Texas alone accounts for more than 4,100 students or about 16 percent of enrollment at UA. When I looked at this in 2013, I noted that total tuition and fees for Arkansans was $6,354 versus $19,074 for non-residents. But students from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana qualified for residential rates, plus an additional $2,200. A good deal. And apparently attractive, as the home state of low prices everyday knows well. Last year, at least 3,000 students came from qualifying states in addition to Texas.

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