With many states struggling due to debt and tight budgets, schools funded by taxpayer dollars are going through tough times. Many have had to raise tuition, sparking debate over whether they will be affordable for students. Still, despite money troubles, public schools remain among the best in the nation.
On September 12, 2012, U.S. News and World Report released their list of the top universities and colleges in the nation. The list includes the top 50 public schools. Click through the gallery to see their picks for the top 10 public universities and colleges in America. Click here to learn about the methodology behind the rankings.
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