Large Public Colleges: Affordability, Benefits and More
Students looking for an affordable college education may want to consider attending a public university. From Hawaii to Vermont, every state in the nation supports at least one public university system. Many systems have several campuses, each with its own identity. Some large states, such as California and Texas, have more than one public university system. Public universities tend to be large institutions with excellent facilities, diverse student bodies, world-class professors and Division I sports teams.
Public universities in each state are funded in part by state taxpayers. While the amount of taxpayer subsidies varies from state to state, the overall result is to lower tuition costs below that of private universities. As the cost of attending private college continues to increase beyond the rate of inflation, the lower cost of public universities has become more attractive than ever.