CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) _ The board of governors for the University of North Carolina system is considering whether to admit more out-of-state residents to the colleges and universities.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that board members say bringing in more out-of-state students would improve the talent pool in the state and strengthen historically minority campuses.
Some schools near North Carolina's borders with other states have space available for more students.
The move comes as the UNC system faces another round of budget cuts.
But board chairman Peter Hans said Thursday the goal is more about attracting talented to people to North Carolina, rather than raising revenue for the schools from the higher tuition.
Enrollment of non-North Carolina freshmen has been limited to 18 percent of the total at the public schools.