North Carolina A&T University fined $2 million for exceeding out-of-state enrollment cap

The North Carolina Agriculture and Technical University (NC A&T) has been fined for exceeding its out-of-state enrollment limits for freshmen. The UNC System Board of Governors voted to fine the school $2 million of its budget with the recommendation that the money goes to the UNC system’s need-based financial program.

NC A&T is a public institution. Typically, public schools are limited in the number of out-of-state students they can accept because they are funded with state money.

The Board of Governors of the UNC System had set a 35% enrollment limit for NC A&T. However, the system indicates that 41% of NC A&T’s freshmen in 2021 came from outside the state.

North Carolina A&T is a Historically Black College. HBCUs all over the country are experiencing growth post-pandemic. This is unique as most colleges and universities are seeing a decline in enrollment. Especially, at brick-and-mortar campuses.

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