North Dakota Colleges Benefit from University Budget Cuts Nationwide
Budget cuts for public universities have become the norm across the nation which has led many students to leave their home state to go to college according to a new report published by the New York Times.
These budget cuts have also led to higher tuition costs. In the past, it was normal for students to cross state lines to go to a private college, but for public schools, students typically stayed local.
It is typically cheaper for students to remain in-state as well.
Unfortunately though, support for public universities has gone way down in recent years creating the spike in tuition even for in-state students.
One state where tuition prices have skyrocketed is Minnesota which sends away significantly more students than it brings in.
This is a huge boost for North Dakota as many students in Minnesota will make the short travel west to attend NDSU which generally has fairly affordable tuition. Students may attend the University of North Dakota as well though UND is certainly not immune to budget cuts.
But the New York Times report which highlights students leaving their home state to attend college, shows a different picture for North Dakota.
In North Dakota, the state receives about 3,124 students from out of state to attend its public colleges but only sends away 579 students. Minnesota is the state responsible for sending the most students to North Dakota but Minnesota is also the recipient of most students who choose to leave North Dakota.
You can check out the full report from the New York Times here.