Find the Public Colleges near you

Public colleges and universities are primarily funded by taxpayers in the state in which the university is located. Some, but not all, states in the US have “flagship” public universities. States also have smaller universities and public colleges.

At all publicly funded colleges and universities, the tuition is much less expensive than if the student pursued education at an out-of-state college or university. At the same time, a student in one state attending a public university in another state should expect to pay a significantly higher tuition than would the residents of the state.

Public universities typically offer diverse programs by extremely qualified professors. Class sizes are large but so are the opportunities for extra-curricular activities.

Similarly, public universities not only have diverse learning opportunities but also offer some of the finest post-graduate programs in the country. Public universities often have affiliations with community colleges and other institutions in the state.

Small public universities and colleges tend to attract students who reside in areas around the education center. Many international students also attend state universities. In most cases, public universities have more lenient admission policies than their private counterparts. Preference is usually afforded to those applicants who reside in the state where the university is located.


Directory of Public Colleges

University of California-San Francisco
500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122.
University of California-San Francisco Phone Number(415) 476-9000 1.99 mile
University of California Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102.
University of California Hastings College of Law Phone Number(415) 565-4600 2.38 mile
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132.
San Francisco State University Phone Number(415) 338-1111 4.05 mile
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112.
City College of San Francisco Phone Number(415) 239-3000 4.31 mile
Laney College
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607.
Laney College Phone Number(510) 834-5740 9.63 mile
Skyline College
3300 College Dr, San Bruno, CA 94066.
Skyline College Phone Number(650) 738-4100 10.93 mile
College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94501.
College of Alameda Phone Number(510) 748-2334 11.14 mile
College of Marin
835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904.
College of Marin Phone Number(415) 457-8811 12.47 mile
Berkeley City College
2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Berkeley City College Phone Number(510) 981-2800 12.64 mile
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720.
University of California-Berkeley Phone Number(510) 642-6000 12.83 mile
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806.
Contra Costa College Phone Number(510) 235-7800 14.85 mile
Merritt College
12500 Campus Dr, Oakland, CA 94619.
Merritt College Phone Number(510) 531-4911 15.11 mile