This is something many don’t understand. State universities do not offer every major, some are not close to you, and some are just not that great. A private university for some people means the difference between your choice of jobs, or struggling to find work.Middle class people need money. It’s the largest segment of the population.
My first two years of college were chaos. Class selection all over the place, no plan, and I just felt lost and overwhelmed with no one in my personal life I could turn to for guidance. I flailed and flunked out hard. I had to claw my way back up to a decent GPA when I went back as an adult (while working full-time in retail). If there were no private college options, I would have been screwed.