School records show the ratio of out-of-state freshmen at the universities‘ main campuses increased over the past decade, from 37 percent to 40 percent at Penn State and from 17 percent to 35 percent at Pitt. That coincides with a 27 percent reduction in subsidies for Pennsylvania‘s four state-related universities — Pitt, Penn State, Temple and Lincoln — since 2001-02.
Out-of-state students pay full tuition and fees; the state subsidizes resident tuition at the schools.
The difference, according to forms the universities submit to theU.S. Department of Education, is stunning: $24,680 a year for out-of-state undergraduate tuition at Pitt, compared to $15,272 for Pennsylvania residents; at Penn State, $27,206 for out-of-state students, compared to $15,124 for residents.
Source: Allentown Morning Call