they have a college search engine which allows you to get a listing of schools based on being public and private.
ACCSeahawk, Thanks for your reply! Knowing whether a school is public or private doesn't necessarily answer my question.
The following quote demonstrates my point: http://www.psu.edu/ur/about/character.html
Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.