Fewer state residents admitted to University of California

In this file photo, senior Jenna Tokeshi studies at the UCLA campus on May 14, 2015. The UC system announced Thursday, July 2, 2015, that it has accepted a total of 92,324 freshmen for the fall, 67 percent of whom are California residents. That's a drop compared to last year in the number of students from California high schools.
In this file photo, senior Jenna Tokeshi studies at the UCLA campus on May 14, 2015. The UC system announced Thursday, July 2, 2015, that it has accepted a total of 92,324 freshmen for the fall, 67 percent of whom are California residents. That's a drop compared to last year in the number of students from California high schools. Al Seib/LA Times via Getty Images

The number of California high school students admitted to a University of California campus has gone down again while the number from outside the state and abroad has increased.

The UC system announced Thursday that it has accepted a total of 92,324 freshmen for the fall, 67 percent of whom are California residents.

The 61,834 Californians offered a spot is 1,039 less than last year.

The number of non-residents to whom offers were extended grew to 15,173, or 3,453 more than for fall 2014.

The university has been admitting a greater share of out-of-state and international students in recent years to help bring in more revenue.

But Democratic leaders have been pressuring the system to prioritize California residents in admissions decisions over higher-paying nonresidents, who now account for about 14 percent of all UC undergraduates.

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