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Private Versus Public Colleges

Question: Can you explain the difference between a private college and a public college? I'm confused about which one I should attend.

Public colleges are those that are largely supported by state funds. If you attend a public institution in your own state, you will get a break on tuitions costs, and--as a state resident--it's usually easier for you be admitted, as well. However, if you attend a public college in ANOTHER state, you will probably not get those benefits (though some state institutions do have reciprocal agreements with other nearby states.)

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