July 2, 2020

When Big is Bad: The Disadvantages of the Large State Universities

Last week I discussed why big is better, the best things about going to a large state universities. Today I’ll discuss the disadvantages. If you’re from out-of-state, large state universities are rarely a ‘least cost’ option Admissions officers make no bones about this: Out-of-state students pay higher tuition and fees to […]
June 30, 2020

Why It Pays to Go Big: The Advantages of the Large State Universities

Higher education has been taking it on the chin with the media and politicians, especially the large state universities.  I’m well equipped to discuss the good, as well as the bad, about these schools. Each can make for a fairly long post. I’ll stick to the good points here. Large […]
June 23, 2020

Does it Pay to Attend a State University as an Out-of-State Student?

I live in New Jersey, a state that has a very good flagship state university.  But college-bound students love to become out of state students someplace else. New Jersey is a fairly small state, land area-wise.  It’s not like being from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh and deciding to attend Penn State. […]
May 21, 2020

Creative Colleges: A State University With Flexibility

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. What do I mean by flexibility when it […]
October 31, 2016

Can Merit Aid Affect A Choice Between Similar State Universities?

There is a saying among North Dakota football fans when describing the rivalry between their state universities: If you want to work the farm, you go to North Dakota State. If you want to own the farm you go to the University of North Dakota. It’s a fair bet that […]