Private Colleges are Seeing Enrollments Soar
Saint Mary's College was mentioned in a San Francisco Business Times story about how soaring tuition costs and limited enrollment at state universities is boosting admissions at private colleges.
The article notes that applications rose 6 percent while the freshman class swelled 9 percent this year at Saint Mary's College. As the state's budget woes continue, those numbers are likely to increase, said Michael Beseda, vice provost for enrollment. "Almost anyâ€¦observer's going to say this is going to be a pretty ugly budget year, and California higher education has got to be a place that's going to suffer some of that," he said.