KQED Interviews Michael Beseda About Tuition Trends Report
Vice Provost of Enrollment Michael Beseda was interviewed by KQED radio for a story about a study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers which said that many private colleges across the nation were offering record amounts of financial aid in attempt to curb enrollment drops because of high tuition and low high school graduating classes. While not the case in California, because the Golden State has not seen the drop-off in high school graduates as has other parts of the country, Beseda commented on how California private colleges were also reaching out to potential students. The attraction, though, to privates colleges in California, Beseda says, comes because many students in the state's public system can't get the classes they want and are opting for private institutions like Saint Mary's. Listen to the story.