Wis., Minn. tuition reciprocity stokes cross-border rivalry for declining pool of students

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: November 25, 2012 - 4:51 PM
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furry1Nov. 25, 12 1:38 PM

According to the linked article, MN consistently sends 3-4 thousand more students to Wisconsin than come here. That honestly surprised me, but thinking on it there are campuses in Wisconsin that are closer for a lot of students, and the cost of living is going to be cheaper at their outstate locations. With ten thousand students coming here and 13-14 thousand going there, it seems like we're both getting decent deals out of the reciprocity agreement. The more profit driven school administrators likely don't see it that way, but nothing good comes from focusing on profit when education is concerned.

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smfedieNov. 25, 12 3:46 PM

I don't care for the tone of the headline: it makes it sound like Badger/Gopher or Pack/Vikes fans are at each others throats over this - which is misleading and nonsense.

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smfedieNov. 25, 12 3:50 PM

I obviously meant the teaser headline under the LATEST NEWS section. Didn't know what to expect when I opened it up.

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cavellNov. 25, 12 4:11 PM

declining birthrates? fewer students for the U? sounds like higher tuition since the U will not lay off any employees. will probably raise all employee salaries too. might give kaler a bonus when he figures out how to raise U income with fewer students.

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furguson11Nov. 25, 12 7:10 PM

A declining student population? Who knew? Oh yeah, just about everyone.

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DLBabatzNov. 25, 12 7:56 PM

So help explain why this is a news story on November 25, 2012? Sounds like there is no change in the proportion of students choosing to go to the other state for school, and I did not read anything to suggest any changes to the program. Unless I missed something in the story, it is akin to publishing a story announcing that the sky is blue, and water is wet.

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roymercerNov. 25, 12 8:03 PM

This quote says it all: "...students who really want to go to Madison and don't get admitted can get into the Twin Cities." TRANSLATION: We get UW Madison's rejects. Our kids aren't smart enough to get into Wisconsin.

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