Both public colleges (state schools) and private colleges give students who are willing to commit to the rigor of academic demands a degree upon completion. In addition, both public and private colleges allow their students to earn Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. However, it is common to find private institutions that award only a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.), or Bachelors of Science degrees (B.S.). Private and public colleges allow students to choose their majors provided major admission standards are met. Public schools are usually larger than their private counterparts are. The larger population of the public school student body over the private institution usually means that more students are admitted into certain degree tracks such as nursing, engineering or pre-law. Private institutions are smaller when it comes to its student enrollment. This result in higher competitiveness amongst its students who desire to gain entry into the same majors previously mentioned. Since public colleges are larger, the student teacher ratios are often larger, resulting in less individualized attention, and auditorium sized classes. Due to private colleges having smaller numbers of enrollment, professors often are able to develop a closer bond with their students, hence giving students an academic advantage. While these decisions are important to consider when choosing a public or private college, there are other factors to... [continues]
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