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Private Colleges: A Distinctive Learning Experience

What does it mean to be a private university? The term as used with colleges defines the funding procedures. A private university is funded by private funds meeting the cost of education through tuition receipts, investments, and monies from private donors.

Private universities are usually larger then a private liberal arts college yet not as large as public universities. A private university can range in size from small to large. However, it is possible to find a smaller more intimate setting at some private universities with lower enrollment numbers.

So what makes a private university distinct? One of the ways it is different from a liberal arts college is the offering of graduate level degrees. At most liberal arts colleges only a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science is on offer. At a private university a student would have the option of obtaining an advanced degree.

These degree offerings in a particular area of study will vary with each institution. However many private universities are able to offer Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Business Administration. If you are interested in higher levels of degrees, you might also find a Doctorate of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, or a Juris Doctor in the offerings.

Under the umbrella of the university name, a student will find many other smaller colleges. This gives the student the advantage of a larger institution while at the same time finding more specialized courses in their area of interest. It is very typical to find colleges that focus on business, education or science. It is important to do some checking on the universities you are considering to see the weight a degree from that institution will carry for you when you enter your job field.

Finding the right school is important to carry you through those difficult spots in your education. Fit is very important so don't rule out a university without visiting. While it may seem that private universities could be more costly, many are able to offer some substantial aid packages. So be sure to look at all the details when making your choice.

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Twin City Beauty College
2600 Lincoln Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085.
Twin City Beauty College Phone Number(616) 355-5010 142.29 mile
Lake Michigan College
2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
Lake Michigan College Phone Number(269) 927-3571 138.92 mile
Ancilla College
9601 N Union Rd, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Ancilla College Phone Number(574) 936-8898 148.71 mile
Nuvo College of Cosmetology
4236 Grand Haven Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441.
Nuvo College of Cosmetology Phone Number(231) 799-1500 144.5 mile
Ross Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park
950 W Norton Ave, Roosevelt Park, MI 49441.
Ross Medical Education Center-Roosevelt Park Phone Number(231) 739-1531 144.5 mile
Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral
220 Dean Johnson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral Phone Number(574) 289-7001 136.9 mile
Holy Cross College
54515 State Road 933 North, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Holy Cross College Phone Number(574) 239-8377 135.88 mile
Saint Mary's College
141 Le Mans Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Saint Mary's College Phone Number(574) 284-4000 135.88 mile
University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
University of Notre Dame Phone Number(574) 631-5000 135.88 mile
Indiana University-South Bend
1700 W Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615.
Indiana University-South Bend Phone Number(574) 520-4872 134.86 mile
Brown Mackie College-South Bend
3454 Douglas Rd., South Bend, IN 46635.
Brown Mackie College-South Bend Phone Number(574) 237-0774 133.97 mile
ITT Technical Institute-South Bend
17390 Dugdale Dr #100, South Bend, IN 46635.
ITT Technical Institute-South Bend Phone Number(574) 247-8300 133.97 mile
Baker College of Muskegon
1903 Marquette Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442.
Baker College of Muskegon Phone Number(231) 777-8800 142.29 mile

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