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Public Universities

In today’s competitive job market, education is often regarded as a vehicle for achieving economic well-being. For some, education is also seen as a means of advancing beyond one’s current socioeconomic status. Regardless of the motivation, education, and more particularly higher education, is a route often pursued by recent high school graduates or others who simply desire something more or better in life. While some may opt to pursue a diploma at a college, many will enroll in a public university to pursue a course of study that will culminate in the conferring of a degree.

The Historical Backdrop

The etiology of the word university stems from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, translated to mean a “community of teachers and scholars.”

Many precursors to this idea of ...

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