Nass supports UW non-resident policy deal
WHITEWATER Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), chairman of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee, is supporting a compromise on the number of non-residents that can be admitted annually to the UW system and a binding commitment that requires the University of Wisconsin-Madison to admit at least 3,500 Wisconsin high school graduates annually, according to a release from the legislator's office.
The UW System initially planned to increase to 30 percent the binding policy limiting non-residents to 25 percent of enrollment. Additionally, officials at UW-Madison offered up a non-binding promise to increase resident freshman admission by 200 students.
The compromise plan calls for limiting non-residents to 27.5 percent of enrollment and UW-Madison will now be required by Board of Regent action to admit at least 3,500 Wisconsin freshmen annually. The 3,500 figure is the historic high mark for Wisconsin freshman at UW-Madison.
“I will fight vigorously to protect the affordability and accessibility of the UW System for Wisconsin families. The compromise on admissions, particularly at UW-Madison, is a big win for the middle class families of this state that desire a fair shot for their kid to get into the flagship campus of our higher education system,” Nass said.