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Public colleges and universities are typically operated under the supervision of state governments and are funded, in part, by tax dollars and subsidies from the state. As a result, these universities often offer free or discounted tuition to students considered residents of the state. Public schools run the gamut from small liberal arts colleges to large research institutions. These are the highest ranked public colleges and universities in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings, listed according to their ranking category.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

Rank School
#1 United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, CT

#2 United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY

#3 Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

#3 Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

#5 SUNY College of Technology—​Alfred

Alfred, NY

#6 SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

#7 Farmingdale State College—​SUNY

Farmingdale, NY

#8 Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA

#8 SUNY College of Technology—​Delhi

Delhi, NY

#10 Vermont Technical College

Randolph Center, VT

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