Public universities are part of an individual state’s education system and receive funding from both the state and federal government.
If you’re from Ohio, you will pay lower fees at a public university in Ohio than a student from California or the UK at that university.
However, public universities often have lower fees than private institutions, even for out-of-state students. As an international student, you will be considered as an out-of-state applicant for all public universities.
State universities can have large campuses and high student numbers.