University of North Carolina system may consider limiting enrollment

May 16, 2011
Officials say cuts for 2011-12 may approach $500 million

From The Raleigh News & Observer: Not long ago, the notion that North Carolina's state's public university system might limit access to its campuses was at best far-fetched. But now, as budget cuts continue to chomp away at campuses, system leaders are starting to make the case for capping or even lowering enrollment. After four years and $620 million in budget cuts, proposed cuts to its 2011-12 budget could approach $500 million. A cut that big would prompt significant structural change and some undesirable decisions, officials say.

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