In California, Private Colleges Benefit From Public System's Shrinking Capacity

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Brian Stethem, California Lutheran U.

California Lutheran U. is among the private institutions that are reaching out to students affected by cuts at the state's public colleges.

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Brian Stethem, California Lutheran U.

California Lutheran U. is among the private institutions that are reaching out to students affected by cuts at the state's public colleges.

When California State University announced last week that it would limit transfer enrollment next spring and wait-list all applicants for the fall of 2013, pending a vote on a tax proposal, it was just the latest piece of bad news from the state's ailing public higher-education system. But Brandman University, a private, nonprofit institution that offers classes online and on more than 20 campuses, seized the moment, broadcasting that it "offers warmth" from the state system's enrollment