07/15/2010 04:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

University Of California Increases Number Of Non-Resident And International Students

Eight percent of the University of California's class of 2014 will be made up of non-California residents, an increase of two percent from last year.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the majority of the nonresidents attend the Berkeley and Los Angeles branches of the University of California. Berkeley, specifically, expects that the upcoming freshman class will be 22.6 percent nonresident.

The beleaguered UC system, coping with a massive budget shortfall and jam-packed campuses, has gone to great lengths this year to allay its issues, establishing waiting lists at most of its campuses and exploring the possibility of offering online degrees.