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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
#22 Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

#22 University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

#24 Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

#25 Arkansas State University

State University, AR

#26 Coastal Carolina University

Conway, SC

#26 Winston-​Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

#28 University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR

#29 North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

#30 Austin Peay State University

Clarksville, TN

#30 Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

#30 Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

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