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University Of California Continues Bringing In Higher Paying, Out-Of-State Residents

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Students listen to President Barack Obama deliver the commencement address for the University of California, Irvine, Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials say that more than a fifth of all University of California freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington, China and India and each will pay an additional $23,000 in tuition, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue that officials say helps support the education of Californians.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( ) that among the freshman classes at the nine UC undergraduate campuses, the highest percentages from out of state are at UCLA, 30.1 percent; UC Berkeley, 29.8 percent; and UC San Diego, 28.4 percent.

The Times reports that the UC system began aggressively increasing the numbers of non-California undergraduates five years ago to offset reductions in state support and a freeze on in-state tuition.

University officials insist that no California residents are being pushed out to make room for these students.

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