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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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    Southern California Health Institute  Online
    Since 1996, Southern California Health Institute has been dedicated and committed to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.
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    Penn Foster Schools  Online
    Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.
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    Simmons College School of Social Work  Online
    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Social Work
    Campus Locations:
    • Boston, MA

     
    Syracuse Communications  Online

    Communications@Syracuse is an online Master of Science in Communications from the world-renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
     

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Communications
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    Simmons College School of Communication  Online

    Communications@Simmons prepares students to become leaders who achieve their organizational, professional, and personal goals through a strategic integration of communications theory and practice.

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    Programs Offered:
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    Campus Locations:
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    Stratford Career Institute  Online
    Earn Your Diploma from Home!
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    Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University  Online

    Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

    You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

    Programs Offered:
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    Campus Locations:
    • Washington, DC

     
    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work  Online

    The MSW@USC is the first top-ranked MSW program offered nationally. Many online programs are limited to certain geographic areas or the availability of courses, making it necessary to travel to campus. Our program can be completed from virtually anywhere without the need to relocate to Southern California.

    Programs Offered:
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    Campus Locations:
    • Los Angeles, CA

     
    Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences  Online

    Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

    You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

    Programs Offered:
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    Campus Locations:
    • Boston, MA

     
    Animal Behavior College  Online
    Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Animal Behavior College is the place to start.
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