Depending on the state where you live, your state university might be exceptionally selective. It could also be exceptionally welcoming with assured admissions. The state university that will be a winner in our new reality will be the one that offers flexibility.
Arizona State University offers classes on three campuses in and around Phoenix as well over 300 degree and certificate programs online. The nation’s largest public university, Arizona State takes its online mission quite seriously.
Penn State has an online World Campus and 19 Commonwealth campuses throughout Pennsylvania. It’s quite common for state residents to take classes on more than one campus, or a mix of online and on-campus courses to complete a degree.. No matter where you took your classes, you are a Nittany Lion for life.
Rowan University (NJ) offers on-campus and online instruction; and runs the community college systems in two New Jersey counties. Rowan also has articulation agreements with community colleges further from campus to ease transfer of credits.
Some “rank” a state university by its research output or selectivity. But flexibility will become more important in our new reality. Unlike Ivy League and Ivy-like schools, a state university has obligations to make a degree more affordable and accessible. The most flexible schools will be the winners for a long time.
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