In the United States , a state college or state university is one of the public colleges or universities funded by or associated with the state government. In some cases, these institutions of higher learning are part of a state university system, while in other cases they are not. Several U. Although most of these institutions are associated with state governments, a small number of public institutions are directly funded and governed by the U. Most state universities receive at least part of their funding from the state, although many have substantial income from tuition and fees, endowment proceeds, donations such as from alumni or philanthropists , and revenue from royalties.
State university system
Top Public Universities in the United States
The following is a list of colleges and universities in the U. Many of these schools have multiple campuses. In such cases, only the location of the main campus in Georgia is specified. Most public institutions and traditional private institutions in Georgia are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Cheapest top-ranked colleges in the United States
Below is a list of schools that offer virtual or online education programs and are accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education. This list includes schools that offer fully online programs exclusively, as well as schools that offer at least one fully online program in addition to campus offerings. During the COVID pandemic , many of the colleges and universities in the United States offered classes entirely online, particularly facilitated via Zoom. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article.
But not all colleges are created equal when it comes to value for money. Out of the cheapest universities in the top of the ranking, three-quarters are public universities, where fees for out-of-state students can be more than double those for in-state students. However, even though private colleges mostly charge the same tuition for all students, the rate is often still significantly higher than the out-of-state fees at public universities. New York is overwhelmingly the best represented state in the cheapest but highly ranked colleges, largely because of the excellent public university system covered by City University of New York and Syracuse University. In total, 14 New York colleges feature in the list.