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Colorado Mountain College Sees Immigrant Boost

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(credit: coloradomtn.edu)

(credit: coloradomtn.edu)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – Colorado Mountain College in western Colorado is seeing a large number of students taking advantage of in-state tuition rates for immigrants without legal residence.

The Aspen Daily News reports that CMC’s nine campuses across western Colorado had 148 students who are immigrants who grew up in Colorado.

That’s more than the University of Colorado, which has roughly 43 students across its three Front Range campuses. The Metropolitan State University of Denver has 348 students enrolled under the law. Metro State has offered in-state tuition to undocumented students since 2012

CMC vice president Lin Stickler tells the newspaper that the school has recruited students by placing ads in Spanish-language newspapers and sending recruiters to high schools looking for eligible students.

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