State Universities and Private Universities

State Universities and Private Universities

The system of education in the USA offers a ling list of high educational institutions. On its Olympus there are the best universities, which are divided by main financial sources in state and private.

The State universities are founded and subsidized by U.S. state governments (for example, California, Michigan, or Texas) to provide low-cost education to residents of that state. They were founded in order to offer non-expensive high education to the local residences.  They may also be called public universities or include the words “state university” in their title or include a regional element such as “eastern” or “northern.” As usual state universities are very large, some students campuses accounts more than 30,000 or more students, and generally admit a wider range of students than private universities.

State university tuition costs are generally lower than those of private universities. Also, in-state residents (those who live and pay taxes in that particular state) pay much lower tuition than out-of-state residents. International students, as well as those from other states, are considered out-of-state residents and therefore do not benefit from reduced tuition at state institutions. In addition, international students may have to fulfill higher admission requirements than in-state residents.

Private institutions are funded by a combination of endowments, tuition fees, research grants by this university, and gifts from their alumni. Education fees are higher at private universities than at state universities, but there is no distinction made between state and non-state residents. Colleges with a religious affiliation and   single-sex colleges are private.

Nowadays more than 350 US private educational institutions grant more than $20,000 per year to qualified international students, and almost 100 institutions have awarded more than $40,000/year. At least, 85 colleges and universities regularly award full funding (covering tuition, fees, and living expenses) to international students.