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WebXtra: More students opting to go to hometown universities

By Philippe Djegal - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  A majority (70%) of high schools reported an increase in the number of students who felt the need to modify their ambitions and choose more affordable options over their "dream schools", that's according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

The reverberations of a shaky economy were also felt on the college side, as 45% of colleges reported a decrease in the number of students accepting admission offers, also known as yield rates in the admission office, compared to 2008.

The survey also found that 35% of the reporting colleges experienced budget cuts.

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