CSU Plans to Reduce Enrollment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California State University plans to reduce enrollment next year as the 23-campus system grapples with steep cuts in state funding.

CSU Vice Chancellor Robert Turnage said Monday only eight campuses will admit students for the spring 2013 term and admission will be limited to community college transfer applicants.

School administrators say the 417,000-student system plans to reduce total enrollment by 20,000 to 25,000 students during the 2013-2014 academic year if voters don’t approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan.

University officials will explain the plan to the CSU Board of Trustees when it meets in Long Beach on Tuesday. But campuses don’t need board approval to reduce or expand enrollment.

Turnage says Cal State needs to restrict spring admissions because the state reduced CSU funding by $750 million this year.

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