Posted: Nov 20, 2011 3:29 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States - and pay higher tuition.
The Daily Camera reports that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an outside agency to recruit more international students.
Meanwhile, the University of Colorado has begun sending counselors to regions that have well-known feeder schools to the Boulder campus, including China and the Middle East.
Legislation signed into law last year loosens the state's reins on public universities and allows schools to recruit more international students. State laws previously required Colorado universities to limit the number of nonresident students to one-third of its student population. The law now excludes international students from that cap.
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