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Private College and University Facts

  • Eighty-six percent of students attending private universities and colleges receive some form of aid (grants, loans, work-study), with the average annual aid package being around $17,000.


  • The first private higher educational institution in the US was Harvard University, founded in 1636.


  • The percentage of minority students enrolled at private universities and colleges is slightly higher than at state four-year institutions: 29 percent at independent and 27 percent at state colleges and universities.


  • The largest single grant ever received by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) was $2.266 million recently awarded by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The grant will help 20 smaller independent colleges develop strategies for improving academic access for (and success of) first-generation college students.

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    Regis College

    Regis is a leading Catholic university in greater Boston with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engage, serve and advance in a global community.

    Programs Offered:
    • Online Master of Health Administration

     
    University of New England Online

    UNE Online, through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, strives to enhance, expand and enrich learning opportunities in online programs.

    Programs Offered:
    • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Education
    • Graduate Certificate in Public Health
    • Master of Public Health
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    Full Sail University - Online
    Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
    Programs Offered:
    • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
    • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
    • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
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    Platt College
    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Veterinary Technology - Associates
    • Respiratory Therapy
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    Brightwood College

    About Brightwood College

    Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

    Programs Offered:
    • Holistic Health Practitioner
    • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
    • Vocational Nursing
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    Aviation Institute of Maintenance

    Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

    Programs Offered:
    • Aviation Maintenance Technician
    • Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer

     
    UEI College

    At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

    Programs Offered:
    • HVAC Technician (11-month diploma program)
    • Business Office Administration (10-Month Diploma Program)
    • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)
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    Unitek College

    Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

    Programs Offered:
    • Dental Assisting
    • Medical Assisting
    • Vocational Nursing
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    American University - MBA

    American University’s Kogod School of Business has been educating business leaders since opening its doors in 1955 as Washington D.C.’s first university-level school of business.

    Programs Offered:
    • MBA

     
    Keiser University

    Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Business Administration, BA - Human Resource Management
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