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One of best-kept secrets in college admissions this coming year is that many top state universities will be admitting more out-of-state applicants than they ever have.
This opens up a whole new group of schools that were formerly much more difficult to get into. We’re talking about great schools , sometimes lots more openings, and for a few campuses, slightly easier academic standards!
Ohio State (Zero State if you please) has betrayed the citizens of Ohio, but not w/ selective admissions. They did it by purposely denigrating the other in-state institutions. Bringing Miami U and U Cincy down does not bring OSU up. Yes, they're more level now, but not to the benefit of the state's residents and businesses.
They also did it w/ their open admissions. This was fuel for the education bubble, as demand went up, costs went up for individuals, costs went up for businesses, but the value went down w/ low academic standards.
As for the higher admission rates for out-of-state residents, this truly is a betrayal of each state's citizens. Citizens who had their tax dollars taken w/ the explicit promise that there would be an affordable university for their kids to attend.
Instead, state universities are playing musical chairs, accepting students from other states (at higher tuition rates) leaving in-state residents to return the favor and send their kids to those other states (at similar higher tuition rates).