Students, admission of; rules to be established requiring 75% thereof be domiciles. (HB2134)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Admission of in-state students at public institutions of higher education. Provides that the board of visitors or other governing body of each public institution of higher education must establish rules and regulations requiring that at least 75% of students admitted and enrolled at the institution be Virginia domiciles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078279332
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2007Assigned Education sub: Higher Education (Rust)
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2134)


Marshall Covington writes:

This is really about getting even more substandard students into UVA and W&M. When and if the General Assembly decides to adequately fund those institutions, then maybe it should be calling the shots. What a disgrace.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

On the other hand, shouldn't the purpose of our state universities be to educate those who live in the state? Though I have to agree with your point about adequate funding.

Marshall Covington writes:

Sure, but we have over 20 colleges and universities for that purpose. It doesn't hurt, and actually helps, to have a couple which draw talent from other states. Some of that talent stays and creates new businesses and jobs -- for Virginians.

Right now the Commonwealth provides only 8.5% of the operating budget at UVA. Hugo is just pandering for votes in his district, but the end result will be a considerably weakened university. If students aren't strong enough to gain admission to UVA or W&M, what's so bad about them going to JMU, VCU, GMU, etc etc?

Gerbera writes:

I imagine Del. Hugo is trying to look good with his NOVA constituents who complain about not being able to pack even more of their students into UVA and W&M (his alma mater).

Combine this bill with the one that says community college transfers should pay CC tuition for UVA enrollment and I think the school's in for a budget problem. No wonder there're trying to raise private money right now.

By the way, UVA is about 67% Virginian already.