In nearly every country, private and public colleges are different. In the United States, deciding what’s best requires a dynamic look at issues of cost, prestige, and overall fit.
On average, private colleges are more expensive than public ones. However, averages can be deceptive.
|Average Price Information|
|Tuition and Fees*||Debt per Borrower**|
*2015-16 data from CollegeBoard. Public school statistics for out-of-state students.
**2016 data from lendedu.com
Private schools charge nearly $10,000 more per year. However, average debt per borrower is only about $5,000 more. In part, this is due to the misleading nature of sticker prices– scholarships and grants often make posted tuition rates irrelevant.
Prices also greatly depend on the individual school. Berea College in Kentucky, for example, is a private school that is completely tuition-free!
Before deciding that a private school is too expensive for you, research its actual price and investigate potential scholarships.
Students often make the mistake of thinking that private U.S. colleges are more prestigious. This is in part because of the fame of the “ivy leagues,” a group of private schools that include Harvard, Yale and Columbia.
You will find, however, that there are also many prestigious public colleges…
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