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LLOYD OMDAHL: Out-of-state students help N.D. colleges

Published 01/26/2009, Grand Forks Herald

In a recent flurry of letters to the editor, the North Dakota Taxpayers Association claimed that state taxpayers were “subsidizing” out-of-state college students. Instead of subsidizing out-of-state students, it suggested that reducing the number of out-of-state students would result in cheaper tuition for in-state students. Apparently, the association did not bother to analyze the recent report prepared by Dr. F. Larry Leistritz of North Dakota State University on the economic impact of the institutions of higher learning on the state and particularly on the 11 college cities.

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