RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina A&T State University will be allowed to admit more out-of-state freshmen, thanks to a vote from the UNC System Board of Governors.
The decision came after a proposal from NC A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin. In a Jan. 3 letter to the board, Martin asked members to approve a 7-percent increase of the cap, raising it from 18- to 25 percent.
A UNC Board of Governors committee approved the proposal Thursday, and the full board issued its approval Friday.
"We're excited about the possibilities," Martin told WFMY News 2. "We realize it's going to be an enormous amount of work, but we are convinced and certainly quite confident that we will make this work on behalf of our university."
School officials assured, in a news release, "no qualified in-state students" would be denied admission to bring in more out-of-state students.
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