by Greg Smith, Ph.D. Associate Vice President of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs, California State University, East Bay
Why should you study at a public college or university? In short, they offer a huge variety of experiences and unparalleled opportunities for learning, career preparation, and meaningful social and cultural development--all at an affordable cost!
by Jackie G. Vogl Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh
Nowhere else on Earth will you find a public university system like the one in the United States. It's big, accessible, comprehensive, and pretty inexpensive too, especially if you stay "in state." But as affordable as public schools can be, you and your family may not be able to cover all the costs. Don't worry--you're not alone.