Ed. Note: This is actually a list on out-of-state enrollment at public universities. It’s not law school specific (as I had initially thought). I still think it’s interesting to look at which schools have more out of state pull, so I’m leaving it up.
We’ve been documenting the struggles at the University of California system as it tried to push through tuition hikes. I’ve argued that out-of-state students should think twice before crossing state lines to go to law school in California.
But it looks like they don’t need my advice. Tax Prof Blog reports:
U.S. News & World Report has published a ranking of the public universities in its 2010 ranking of the Best National Universities by the percentage of out-of-state students in the freshman class that entered in Fall 2008.
The list of public schools with less than ten percent out-of-state students is full of U.C. Schools.
After the jump, it’s time for a chart.
Here are the public schools out-of-state students are avoiding:
The California tuition situation partially explains the low out-of-state enrollment at some of the U.C. schools. But what is going on with Texas? Shouldn’t there at least be some kids from Oklahoma going to law school in Austin? Then again, with out-of-state tuition and fees set at $54,278 how terrible would Oklahoma have to be to encourage somebody to pay that freight.
The University of Florida also stands out as a state school without a lot of pull outside of Florida. Carpetbaggers can expect to pay $46,817 in tuition and fees at UF, and it seems that a non-Floridians feel there are better deals elsewhere.
I guess some state schools are only more fun if you are actually from the state.
Public University Rankings by % of Out-of-State Students [Tax Prof Blog]
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