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What is a Private College

Private colleges are educational institutions that are typically a non-profit entity. Unlike public colleges which are funded by state governments, private colleges depend on the generosity of private donors and endowments to help support and finance their academic programs.

Private colleges can be more costly to attend than public colleges, as tuitions and fees paid by the students are also used to fund the school’s educational offerings.  These colleges typically are smaller than public schools and offer smaller class sizes.