Colleges report increase in early applications By Lisa M. Krieger Mercury News 12/21/08
In a recession, expensive private colleges like Stanford University lose students to cheaper public universities. That's the conventional thinking. And it's wrong.
San Jose State receives fewer applications for next fall, overcrowding unlikely By Lisa M. Krieger, Mercury News 12/22/2008
A preliminary tally of applications to San Jose State University shows that overcrowding is unlikely to be a problem during the upcoming school year. The school has received a total of 27,799 applications for next fall, down from 34,263 this year.