July 2, 2020

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

I discussed why big is better, the best things about going to a large state universities in a previous post. Today I’ll discuss the disadvantages. If you’re from out-of-state, large state universities are rarely a ‘least cost’ option Admissions officers have made no bones about this: Out-of-state students pay higher tuition […]
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 […]
July 13, 2016

Making State Universities Cheaper Will Not Necessarily Make Them Better

The North Carolina legislature has passed a measure calling for three of its state universities to charge in-state tuition of no more than $500 per semester at three campuses: Elizabeth City State University, the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and Western Carolina University beginning in 2018. Out-of-state tuition at these three […]
December 29, 2015

The Flagship State University That Is The Best Value for Non-Residents Is…

Since the 2008 recession, 48 of the 50 U.S state governments have cut funding for higher education, including their support for the flagship state university. The most common practice to offset the cuts is cut spending or to raise tuition and fees. Spending cuts are far more difficult to achieve […]
December 28, 2015

The Best Choice of State Universities is in…

I’m entering the fifth year of operating EducatedQuest. On this continuing journey I have had the opportunity to visit the flagship state universities as well as other fine public options in 14 states. I hope to add a few more in 2016, starting with schools that are of interest to […]