Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall - from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students - after state funding fell short of expectations.
The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the final budget puts the 23-campus system's revenue increase at $142 million, the same as committed to the University of California.
Cal State had hoped for a funding boost of $237 million.
The revised budget will accommodate 9,900 additional students - meaning about 10,000 would be turned away.
Meanwhile officials at UC say the number of new students from other states and nations will continue to increase this fall.
The percentage of all new UC freshmen who come from outside California is expected to be 20 percent, up from 18 percent last year.