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Higher Education Lesson

Public Postsecondary Institutions

In this lesson, you'll learn about the establishment and growth of public postsecondary institutions in the United States. Additionally, we'll define the major types of public institutions and their primary characteristics.

Topics covered in this lesson include:
  • Beginning of Postsecondary Education
  • Common-School Movement - State Institutions and Community Colleges
  • Public Institutions - Funding and Classification