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Develop and offer three year degree programs where feasible
Increase nonresident student enrollment from 6% to 10% to generate additional tuition revenue
Ease the community college student transfer process
The Commission also acknowledged that in extreme financial circumstances the UC system might need to consider raising both tuition and nonresident enrollment even more sharply, and consider decreasing resident enrollment and/or financial aid.
The Commission rejected other popular proposals such as differentiated tuition by major or class status, and the practice of cohort tuition pricing.
The UC Commission’s recommendations are familiar to anyone keeping up with current discourse on higher education reforms. While the recommendations may have considerable merit, none constitute the re-imagining recently proposed by one of UC’s own, John Aubrey Douglass.