Colorado Sun: Colorado’s universities are catering to out-of-state students. Is their public mission at risk?
The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus has trended that direction for years — the result of radically changing its business model to make up for two decades of state budget cuts. Amid two recessions, the university amped up out-of state recruitment efforts and spent hundreds of millions on athletics and luxury amenitiesaimed at competing with public and private schools for wealthy students. It also more than doubled the cost of in-state tuition over 10 years.