Enrollment up again at Wash.'s public universities
Enrollment is up again this fall at Washington's public universities, despite cuts in state dollars to support their operations.
Part of the enrollment jump comes from an intentional increase in out-of-state students, who give a university a financial boost through the much higher tuition they pay.
The University of Washington, for example, has about 160 more freshmen this fall - all from outside Washington state or the country. The increase in out-of-state students was intended to help prevent cuts in in-state enrollment and university programs, said Philip A. Ballinger, assistant vice president for enrollment, admissions.